Helping a loved one through a broken heart

This is just one story of how to help a friend through heartbreak. This particular blogpost is not supported by proven psychological studies, it is anecdotal and about a friend’s story I heard recently that filled me with joy. Siobhan was supposed to get married last Christmas. After 8 years together, a wedding dress paid…

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder and do I have it?

Oh the weather outside is frightful…… Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in autumn and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and…

The Difference Between Sadness and Depression

Many people can find it hard to tell if they, or a loved one, are dealing with sadness or depression. How can you tell the difference? This is particularly pertinent when people are nervous about being prescribed medication. Psychologist Guy Winch, Ph.D, is noted for his TED talk “Why We All Need to Practice Emotional…