10 Ways You Can Fight Depression

The best way to fight depression is to take action, even if it's baby steps. These ideas will help you or a loved one fight depression or SAD. Free printable chart.

‘Tis the season when depression often steps up a notch. Cold, dark, wintry days when it’s hard to get outside for sunshine and fresh air create a recipe for seasonal depression and major depression to set in stronger than ever. However, there are things we can do to fight it! I created this visual to remind my family members of what we can do to help ourselves when we are feeling depressed. The best way to fight depression is to take action, even if it’s baby steps. Therapy and medication can be very helpful, but not all inclusive. These ideas can sometimes be enough without needing therapy and medication, and they can be great supplements in addition to therapy and medication.

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10 Incredible Benefits of Gratitude

Why does gratitude matter? See why devoting a little time and energy to actions of gratitude can improve your life! Plus tips on showing gratitude.

You may have heard the saying “have an attitude of gratitude”. Or “a grateful heart is a happy heart.” There is something behind the advice to count your blessings. Being grateful opens the door to joy and contentment with life, even through times of trial and stress. Gratitude doesn’t always come naturally, but practicing gratitude has many proven benefits. These benefits include:

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40 Songs for Hard Times: Break-ups, Grieving & Bad Days

This song list is full of reflective, comforting, uplifting songs for hard times, whether that be a break-up, grieving a loss, a really bad day, or any time you feel sad or frustrated and need to let your feelings out. Youtube videos and spotify playlist included.

Music has the ability to calm my heart and soothe my soul when I am having a hard day or going through something especially difficult in my life. There have been many songs that have given me strength and peace. Do you have any favorite songsĀ for hard times?

This song list is full of reflective, comforting, uplifting songs for hard times, whether that be a break-up, grieving a loss, a really bad day, or any time you feel sad or frustrated and need to let your feelings out. Spotify playlist at the end.

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Skin Cancer Prevention Tips plus Best Products

Did you know just 1 severe sunburn or 5 moderate sunburns doubles your risk of melanoma? Protect yourself and your kids with these 9 skin cancer prevention tips you may not know, plus top recommended sun protection clothing, sunscreen, and self-tanning lotion.

It’s skin cancer prevention month. The perfect time to evaluate what we are doing to protect ourselves and our kids. This is especially important to me because I had skin cancer at only 37 years old and I want to prevent my kids from dealing with this too. The rate of skin cancer is growing each year, with 3 million people getting non-melanoma skin cancer and over 10,000 dying this year from melanoma. Did you know that one severe sunburn as a child doubles your chances of melanoma as an adult? Having more than 5 sunburns doubles the risk as well. SkinĀ cancer prevention starts with us parents being a good example, teaching our children about it, and making sure we are protecting them and ourselves.

How do you protect yourself? We all know about wearing sunscreen but here’s some tips for skin cancer prevention you may not know, plus some of my favorite products:

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How to Be Happy When You’re Single Again

How to heal after a divorce or break-up and be happy when you're single again. Don't get stuck in the past, happiness and joy is just around the corner!

It can be really hard to be happy when you’re single again after a long-term relationship. Several years ago, I found myself single with 3 little girls after being married for 10 years. Those first few months I was single again threw me for a loop and it took awhile to feel like my head was above water. But, it did happen! I got my feet back on the ground and began to create the life I wanted for myself and my kids. Here’s some ideas on how to move forward and find happiness again as a single person.

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