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Happy Mental Health Blogging Day! Please Join Us in the Global Mental Health Movement

It is so amazing how organizations are popping up all over the world helping us join forces to tackle mental health diseases.  I was privileged enough to speak in Athens, Greece a few years ago about iFred's rebranding depression work, and learned from countries around the world just how important it is we work together to solve our greatest challenges.

I've just recently been asked to join their advisory board, and continue...
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How Do You Know if You Need Therapy?

Recently I told someone I thought they could benefit from therapy, because they were having a series of issues in their life.  I was surprised when I heard the response 'But I don't have a mental illness.'  It shouldn't surprise me, as a big part of my life's work is rebranding depression and the associated stigma, but still for some reason the comment left me with my jaw to the floor and...
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How To Convince a Child to Meditate

Readers respond quite frequently to my blogs: 'if only I could convince my 10 year old to do meditate.'  It may be majorly challenging to get children to practice, but if we can get them to sit for hours in front of video games, brush their teeth regularly, or study for exams, I do believe it's possible.

There are three things a parent must first be willing to give in order to start...
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Yoga and Meditation: The Benefits

I used to think that Yoga and Meditation were the same thing. In my twenties, I rolled my eyes at both, preferring the adrenaline pumping action of movement – any movement – to the quiet stillness of what I thought was wasted time.

My thirties forced me to reconsider, when I came down with Lyme’s disease that went undiagnosed for many years, and unfortunately became chronic. My aching...
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