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Keep it tidy…!

by Deb Shugg
Diary of secrets - living with depression and anxiety

When you live with depression and anxiety tidiness is next to errr… well…, being tidy. It’s well known among my friends that I have a need for things to be tidy and, I’m not that keen on germs either. I’ve been known to wash my pegs, clean up a meal while people are still eating […]

Like rain on a sunny day…

by Deb Shugg
Diary of Secrets - Living with depression and anxiety

When you live with depression and anxiety it’s like leaving home without your umbrella. If you’ve ever left home on a sunny day expecting to stay warm and dry only to get caught in a freezing downpour, you’ll understand something of how depression can begin. When a friend of mine was left standing at a […]

Were we born this way…?

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with depression and anxiety it’s hard to believe life wasn’t meant to be like this. There is so much speculation in the general public (and with those of us that struggle with it) that depression is a state of mind. Something we think ourselves into, or even an excuse for “not coping” […]

Depression is not about happiness…

by Deb Shugg
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When you live with depression and anxiety your own perception is your own reality. I recently read an article that discussed the benefits of exercise in helping to relieve the symptoms of depression and anxiety. And it’s true. Exercise can provide relief from symptoms, if you can find the motivation. However, the problem here, is […]

Doctors aren’t perfect…

by Deb Shugg
Living with depression and anxiety - Diary of Secrets

When you live with depression and anxiety experts aren’t always what they seem. In 1996 (or there about) prior to being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I was desperate for answers to my symptoms. I wrote in my book A Diary of Secrets that I tried everything from Zen to Yoga to Positive Mantras […]