Indulge – Chocolate and Depression

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chocolate and depression

This is day 25 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about grief and depression. Today, I’m talking about chocolate and depression. Photo Credit There are conflicting reports and studies on chocolate, but one things seems to be a constant: dark chocolate is actually good for you and your depression. I think there’s a couple of reasons.  Allowing yourself to indulge in moderation is good.  Plus, dark chocolate has antioxidants and things that help with releasing {Read More}

Grief and Depression

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This is day 24 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about exercise and depression. Today, I’m talking about grief and depression. Photo Credit Grief.  It’s an ugly topic that most people don’t want to deal with.  Most people associate grief with death, but it is more than that.  There are all kinds of things in our lives that need to be grieved. It seems like as Christ-followers, we think that we shouldn’t grieve.  The reality? {Read More}

Exercise and Depression

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This is day 23 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about diet and depression. Today, I’m talking about exercise and depression. Photo Credit There is a link between exercise and depression.  It can be a vicious cycle.  The less you move, the more depressed you feel.  The more tired you are, the less you want you exercise.  This leads to feeling even more depressed.  But the opposite is true too.  When you step out and {Read More}

Diet and Depression

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diet and depression

This is day 22 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about pursuing beauty and depression. Today, I’m talking about diet and depression. Photo Credit Your diet can really affect how well your depression is managed.  I don’t think that there is a one size fits all approach when it comes to your diet, but eating things that don’t sit well with your body will cause damage and worsen depression. For me, this means carbs and {Read More}

The Pursuit of Beauty and Depression

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This is day 21 of 31 Days of Finding Joy in Depression. Yesterday, I shared about mornings and depression. Today, I’m talking about the pursuit of beauty and depression. I?ve been pondering the pursuit of beauty lately. Wipe out any thoughts you might have in your mind right now of the perfect body, hair, make-up, and clothes.  That?s not where I?m headed.  In Seasons of a Mother?s Heart by Sally Clarkson, she says, ?God made us to enjoy and benefit from beauty, whether in the things {Read More}