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Book Review: How to Manage Depression Without Drugs

Book Review: How to Manage Depression Without Drugs

Receiving a diagnosis seems to be the end of choice. Once you’re in the medical system, it can seem that many choices are made for you as you march between tests, specialists and medications. It is easy to become resigned to this fate. Give in. Get it over with. If…

Living Chronic Resilience

Living Chronic Resilience

We have arrived, at last, at last, with our final post in our series on positive thinking. We began with where the modern positive thinking movement came from, followed that with the scientific and medical explorations around positive thinking, took a detour into my personal struggles with positive thinking, discussed…

Where did ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ come from?

Where did ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ come from?

You’ve probably seen the headlines: Power of a Super Attitude (USA Today, 2004) A Positive Attitude Might Improve Your Health, Longevity (U.S. News & World Report, 2009) Heal thyself: Think positive (New Scientist, 2011) And there is more…much more from Oprah show episodes, to PBS specials and the cover of…

Warrior Women: Charity & Kelly

Warrior Women: Charity & Kelly

Chronic Resilience is filled with stories from 9 amazing women. They are all coping with the same stresses that you and I do. They are also strong, resilient and completely inspiring. I’ve been introducing them here on the blog. Last week you met Sarah and Lauren. Today I’d like to…