Motivation Monday

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What I Wish People Knew About Depression

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Originally posted on Therese J. Borchard:
Someone recently asked me to write on what I wish people knew about depression, in light of Robin William’s suicide. Here’s my response. I wish people knew…

Weekly Round Up: The Other Voices Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Thoughts On Grief

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In a bid to make a blogger out of Karen, I am sharing another excerpt from our email correspondence (with Karen’s permission). I value her wisdom and compassion so much and really think… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: The Let’s Talk About Depression Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Why patient stories actually matter

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Originally posted on Heart Sisters:
by Carolyn Thomas  ♥ @HeartSisters Most of our medical visits start with some variation of this opening question: “Why are you here today?” Connecting with and understanding patients…

What Not To Say To Someone Who Is Depressed!

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Following on from yesterday’s post on what Robin Williams death teaches us about depression, this cartoon from Robot Hugs is a perfect illustration of how misunderstood depression can be.

What Robin Williams’ Death Teaches Us

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Robin Williams’ death has caused shock waves to reverberate around the world. The hardest thing for people to seemingly comprehend is how someone as loved and admired as he was, found it so hard to live in this world. But that’s the insidious nature of depression.

When Loneliness Makes Cancer Harder

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I was blessed to have the unfailing support of my boyfriend (now husband) and the tender care of my mum to help me through the rigors of cancer treatment.  And yet I still… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading