depression

coping with depression

It never fails to surprise me how badly depression can physically hurt. It is an indescribable pain growing somewhere inside your torso. You can’t even understand where it lives, but you feel it pushing down […]

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20 Motivational Songs

I used to love to listen to music. I found motivation and inspiration through my favourite songs. But as a mom who struggles with headaches, I’ve lost the connection to music. Instead of having tunes […]

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Anxiety

Robin Farr, 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares her insight into how to cope with anxiety. This post is compensated but her opinions are her own. I’ve dealt with anxiety in various forms for years, but […]

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Signs Your Child Might Be Depressed

As parents, what we want most is for our children to be happy. But what do you do when their happiness seems out of reach? How do you know if a child’s sadness is actually […]

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Acne sucks. At any age. There’s nothing that can rip out your self-confidence and kick it to the ground, like staring in the mirror and seeing pimples staring back at you. You want to hide. […]

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I am in a funk. Sadness just seems to have plunked herself down inside me, ready to stay all day — and for no good reason at all. A few things triggered my depression today, […]

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I hate horror movies. I have never been able to understand why someone would find it entertaining to tease their mind with panic and fear. There is far too much anxiety and fear toying with […]

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It has been one of those days. And at midnight, it is still not over. I am exhausted, overwhelmed and discouraged. I try to catch up with my inbox, my workload, my parenting duties, but […]

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trey-pennington

I am sitting in Starbucks refreshing the #treypennington stream, in shock that barely hours after he tweeted, “Sure am thankful for online friends who are real friends offline, too. Love you,” social media advocate and […]

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My Grandmother killed herself. Or drank herself to death. No one can tell me for sure. But, after a lifetime of numbing her pain with alcohol, my grandmother was found dead at her kitchen table, […]

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