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How to be Spiritual Amidst this Chaos?

abracad, · Categories: 2012, externally authored, self help, spirituality, stress, depression, anxiety

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Circumstances have overtaken man. His old languages are not sufficient to describe what is happening, and what is about to happen. To think in terms of a millennium or such tame concepts as ‘the eleventh hour’ is ridiculous. Better that he should realize that he is in an era which might be more accurately described as the ‘eighth day of the week.”  Idries Shah (more…)

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The Natural Way to Beat Depression

abracad, · Categories: stress, depression, anxiety

Have you ever sought medical help for depression only to be given a costly prescription for antidepressant medication? Perhaps you have been prescribed a combination of drugs in an attempt to find the right formula for you. Or have you found the side effects from drug therapy worse than the depression itself. The most common antidepressants have adverse effects ranging from irritability to stomach upset to loss of libido. Even if your depression has lifted, are you satisfied with the cost and side effects of prescription drugs?

For many people, natural remedies offer the best solution. Herbal remedies and simple changes in diet are often at least as effective in lifting a depressed person’s mood as some of the more common prescription drugs, at a fraction of the cost and without unpleasant side effects.  (more…)

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Free Tips to Treat Depression ebook

abracad, · Categories: ebooks, stress, depression, anxiety

Depression is a scourge of modern living, affecting millions from all backgrounds. This free ebook describes a range of strategies that you can put in place to start fighting back at this debilitating condition.

Download Tips to Treat Depression from the Self Help Sanctum

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Breathe deeply, love deeply, live deeply

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, healing, stress, depression, anxiety

Breathing is one of life's most basic necessities. Adults take in an average of almost 25,000 breaths each day, and that's just at rest. While it's true that most of us don't stop to think about the breathing we do each day, it's important to recognize the health benefits of doing so. Take in a breath right now. It comes so naturally, doesn't it? You may not realize that you can greatly improve the way you feel inside and out, just by consciously controlling how you breathe, for even as little as an hour each day.

When you breathe in the air around you, your lungs transfer the oxygen into your blood. This oxygen is necessary for life's building block, our cells, to live and create within us. When you breathe out, carbon dioxide and other metabolic wastes are removed from the blood and back out into the air. For those with impaired respiratory function, such as cardiac patients or asthma sufferers, the result of improper breathing is a catastrophic build-up of toxins and extremely low levels of oxygen in the blood. The good news is that even those of us with impaired respiration can benefit from intentionally controlling our breathing. (more…)

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Panic Attacks and Anxiety

abracad, · Categories: stress, depression, anxiety
PANIC AWAY Stop Panic Attacks and General Anxiety Fast!

Part of the reason for the success of the human species is that we're designed for survival. In pre-civilization days we held a healthy fear of our environment. This fear made us alert to potential predators, gave us an automatic reaction (the fight or flight response) to danger, and ultimately allowed our genes to be passed on and continually improved.

Though many former environmental dangers no longer exist, this inherent nervousness remains part of our basic design. Many people are able to keep this reaction under conscious control, but for a significant few its impact can negatively impact their quality of life, making even routine activities a waking nightmare. (more…)

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Dealing With Stress

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, stress, depression, anxiety

By Zoe Young at Answers in Writing

Stress develops from how we see things; how we perceive the world around us changes how we feel.  Do you take it all in or do it one step at a time?  Do you look at all that is to be done and believe it has to happen now, that you must take care of it right away?  Are you overwhelmed by things out of your control?  Do you try to control things, thus only adding onto what you should do?  How we interact with what happens around us has a lot to do with how we feel.  (more…)

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Seeing Past The Illusion Of Fear

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, stress, depression, anxiety

by Zoe Young at Answersinwriting.com

Whether you realize it or not, a lot of our actions and reactions are based upon fear.  For we believe what has happened will happen again.  We let our imaginations run wild with the possibilities, whether harmful or not.  We see the world through eyes connected to our past, for we can not imagine a future unrelated to something we haven't experienced, if it has happened before, it will happen again.  But life doesn't work this way, there is no pattern of repetition except in our minds.  We even see something as the same even though it is unrelatable.  We like to connect, even if it's bad.  We will then feel more comfortable, for we have already experienced this and we can feel safe because it makes sense. (more…)

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The Illusion of Fear

abracad, · Categories: self help, stress, depression, anxiety

Fear is part of our evolutionary physiology. The "fight or flight" response has helped your ancestors, back to the dawn of time, survive long enough for you to be reading this. The trouble is that while modern life doesn't present us many life or death situations, its complexity causes the fight or flight response to kick in way more often than is good for us. If we're not careful the result can be irrational fear, leading to problems of anxiety, stress, depression, self-doubt and ultimately paralysis of the life force that drives the fulfillment of our very purpose. (more…)

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Dealing with anxiety through spiritual practice

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, spirituality, stress, depression, anxiety

by Ryan Rivera

What is spirituality, if not the process of learning how to see life in perspective? What is a spiritual seeker, if not a person who aims for detachment from his lower self? Most people don’t realize this, but following a consistent spiritual practice can be a highly effective way to deal with anxiousness; in the same way, certain methods of anxiety management can be described as being almost spiritual in nature. (more…)

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Take a Snapshot of Your Soul

abracad, · Categories: purpose, self help, stress, depression, anxiety

"Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man." So wrote Alexander Pope in the 18th Century. Indeed to know yourself is a lifetime's pursuit, as the light of experience continually exposes new facets of what we are, as well as modifying that which is already known.

Taking a snapshot of your soul can be likened to checking the position of a boat that's been left on autopilot for a while. It involves stepping back from the actual living of daily life, identifying what's important, and as a result maybe tweaking your direction a little. (more…)

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