Let’s Talk About Depression

This year, Bell  Canada hosts the eighth annual “Let’s Talk” event. This social media forum covers an open and frank discussion  of mental health issues. Depression is a very real issue. Additional stress factors compound the challenge.”Let’s Talk” allows Us to discuss concerns about emotional health. Because We cannot “see” depression or anxiety, many people brush it off. However, stress affects every cell in the body. In dealing with stress, examine factors contributing to emotional trauma. Identify ways to make life easier. Start now to develop a personal strategy for healing.  The following article discusses how stress affects the body.

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How Stress Affects Our Health

Any  book written by  David D. Burns may be considered an excellent resource. Dr Burns has worked extensively with patients affected with depression and anxiety, and has developed many great strategies. Below,  I have included several links to His material within this article. It is crucial to seek professional guidance when  You feel overwhelmed or helpless. Reach out for help. In isolation, fear and worry feed depression and anxiety.

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The Feeling Good Handbook

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10 Days To Great Self Esteem

As I started writing articles for My Blog, I discovered many Bloggers write and blog about mental health issues. Bloggers are sharing and documenting personal experience with anxiety or depression. This is a positive direction. Writing is a most powerful tool  for  self expression. Keeping a private journal is yet another popular approach. Artists, musicians and writers have always shared the trauma of painful experiences. Pablo Picasso’s painting “Guernica” offered a  strong statement of protest after the bombing of the village Guernica, in Northern Spain in 1937. The late  John Lee Hooker documented  life for more than half a century with His voice, His guitar, and His songwriting. After serving as an ambulance driver in Italy, during World War I, Ernest Hemingway based the novel  “A Farewell To Arms” on His wartime experience. On the journey to wellness and balance, make and find time for creative expression. This is a powerful way to express emotions, thoughts and feelings. In dealing with depression, stress, or anxiety,  events contributing to emotional trauma. Here is a  list which includes classic stress triggers:

  • Death of a Spouse
  • Divorce
  • Death of a Parent
  • Marriage
  • Job Loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Birth of a Child
  • Birth of Additional Children
  • Problems with a Child’s Health
  • Death of a Child
  • Death of a Friend
  • Debt
  • Buying a Home
  • School
  • Road Rage
  • Problems at Work
  • Family Problems
  • Illness
  • Addictions

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How Our Emotions Affect Our Health

In the article above, I discuss how Our Emotions affect Our health. Emotion balance is a priority to building wellness. Reiki is a gentle complimentary therapy. It is an effective tool for addressing stress issues. Reflexology is also valuable in promoting  relaxation, along with improving vitality. Massage therapy, Yoga, or Qigong are other options  to consider. Holistic therapies balance work  to balance body, mind, and spirit. What ever story You have to tell, it is a unique part of You. For more information on complimentary therapies in Canada, or to find a professional holistic therapist in Canada, visit this link:   Natural Health Practitioners Of Canada

 

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The Blogger Recognition Award

About The Blogger Recognition Award.

The Blogger Recognition Award is an award created by bloggers to be awarded to bloggers. Blogging requires commitment, research, creativity, and stamina along with organization and technical skill.  Other blogger can appreciate the commitment and the work required  in the publication of a blog.  I am absolutely thrilled to have been nominated for this award. Receiving The Blogger Recognition Award is a great honour. It is a wonderful  accomplishment for a blogger to receive this award and a  milestone on path towards further accomplishment. With gratitude, I wish to thank Kaitlyn Lo for the nomination.

About Kaitlyn Lo

Kaitlyn Lo is an incredible writer, blogger and mentor.  Her writing covers a broad range of topics, from health, relationships, culture, food, technology and politics.  Once again, I would like to thank Kaitlyn Lo for receiving this nomination, and for Her ongoing support. For more information about Kaitlyn Lo visit    MCXV

Blogger Recognition Award.

About My Blog 

My original  background is in design. My education included  graphic design,  illustration, , typography, visual presentation, floral design, and interior design.  However, in 2010 I embarked on a career change. I studied to become a holistic therapist. My chosen modalities are Reflexology and Reiki.  By  2012, I established My holistic practice, “The Quartz Path.”  I started with  creating social media pages along with a  website for  My business.  My ultimate plan was to create a  Blog for My business. My intention was to discuss the topic of holistic wellness.  In July, 2017,  My Blog The Quartz Path   was launched. Along the way I developed a love for blogging. Topics covered on My Blog  focus on  holistic wellness.

Blogger Recognition Award.

My Advice To  Aspiring Bloggers

Always focus on quality content. Be creative, and select a market niche which reflects your true passions. Work at a rate that is comfortable, learning as You progress. Always be yourself – be unique, be different. This will be reflected in the message of Your Blog. Develop a social media presence. Create a regular schedule to follow. By observing and reading other blogs I learn as much as I do when working on My own blog.

My Nominations for the Blogger Recognition Award

  1. Ajay Chandler R          Quest-O-Quora
  2. Neeckiey                       ShoppingFix
  3. Krystal Manzur           Motherhood Likely
  4. Nanci Lujano               Simply Living Pink
  5. Faye D Lucas                Faye Lucas Real Estate
  6. Sarah  Guiler                The Wanderlust Writer
  7. Sally Pederson             My Tantalizing Destinations
  8. Ben Wilson                   Never Ending Traveller
  9. Katherine Wynne        literaturesandmovies.com
  10. Disha Nigam                 Note for Sapiens
  11. Jennifer Salsich            Simply On Eden
  12. Andrea Broom              Follow Our Passion
  13. Nina Wilkinson             Bird From An Egg
  14. Sophia Cuerquis           Spark of Thoughts
  15. Tanya Louise                 tanyalouise

Rules For Accepting This Award.

  • Take the time to thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award
  • Include a brief story of how your  blog started.
  • Offer advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them, and provide the link to the post you have created.20170826_081920cropped-earth-day-2014-641.jpg