Depression: Can it be Healthy?

Can Depression be Healthy? Is depression healthy for us? In an article entitled "Does Depression Serve an Evolutionary Purpose?" in science magazine Nautilus,  Mathew Hutson suggests that depression,

My new favorite meditation app 10% Happier

Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics ABC News anchor Dan Harris has developed my favorite new mindfulness meditation app, called 10% Happier - Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics. The basics are largely

What makes us happy?

Do you have any idea how many books have been written about the subject of happiness? I certainly didn't. A search on Amazon reveals over 88.000 results!

Embrace the Shadow

I just read a wonderful poem by Rilke about dealing with sadness and anxiety. EMBRACE THE SHADOW Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence,

Turning towards anxiety

I wish more people understood the importance of turning towards their anxiety. As a therapist, I have become increasingly impressed with Focusing as a way to listen