A Suicidal Mind

I guess by now most of you have heard the sad news from “Hollywood Hills.” Heath Ledger, an Australian actor whose rise to fame had just begun, died this past week at age 28. And although it’s not been ruled as a suicide, all evidence seems to be pointing in that direction––at least that’s what […]

A Season of Depression

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I spent a total of fifty hours in the backseat of our car between my screaming 3-month-old baby and a very restless 2-year-old. However, I will say that the time we spent with our family was absolutely priceless. It was such a blast . . . I would do it all over again in a heartbeat! The memories that we made will be imprinted in my mind and heart forever.

So, what does everyone think about the time change? I will tell you that I don’t like it. The days get so short. It feels like 10 p.m. when it’s only 5 p.m., and the hours of sunlight just seem to dwindle away into the darkness. It’s no wonder some people suffer with seasonal depression during the winter months. Winter can be kind of depressing especially when one is cooped-up with children who are bundles of energy. I’ve probably already been suffering from cabin fever since August; the winter months will just be an extension of the already long “maternity leave.”

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Black Cohosh

Herbal relief for menopause and menstrual problems

Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, insomnia, depression, and emotional lability commonly strike women in their 40s and early 50s. Such women look for help to cope with the discomfort and frustration associated with their change of life. Many postmenopausal women are uncomfortable with using hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help diminish menopausal symptoms, because of the unpleasant side effects and fear of cancer associated with HRT.
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Saint-John's Wort

Nature’s Prozac

Depression is a common psychiatric disorder. It is estimated that about 15 percent of the population experiences symptoms of mild to moderate depression, while up to 5 percent experience severe depression at some time. Recently Saint-John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum) has received a lot of attention as an herbal product that provides natural relief from depression.
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