Want to know how to fight depression? As someone who regularly struggles with chronic depression, I’ve learned how very difficult it can be to move forward. Over the years, I’ve developed a number of ways that help me actively fight my own depression. Listed below are nine of those techniques. If you are struggling with depression,… Read more »
Remember when the best days of your life were filled with simple things–when things like catching a butterfly, chasing a lightning bug, being hugged or tickled by someone you loved, reading a good book, running through the sprinklers, or having a water gun fight were the center of your universe? Whatever your childhood looked like,… Read more »
I wasn’t prepared to become a mother when my son was born just six short months ago. But I didn’t know it at the time. After all, I had the crib and clothes and boxes and boxes of diapers. I had taken birthing classes and child development courses and had done my share of babysitting…. Read more »
5 years ago, my sweetheart and I embarked on the great adventure of marriage. We planned our family, and have stuck to the plan. We now have two awesome boys, and the daily experiences that come with raising children. And as we prepared for our third child, we were even more excited. We were told… Read more »
Heart at Peace vs. Heart at War
During an interview, Nephi Sanchez, the director of training at ANASAZI Foundation, described how having a heart at peace can resolve conflict between families. Heart at Peace “There is always, continually, this language that goes between our hearts,” says Nephi. “If our hearts are speaking a different language, the other heart will know and receive that language,… Read more »
What Causes Depression?
It’s no secret that depression causes feelings of guilt, worthlessness, lethargy, and hopelessness, but what causes depression? If we understand the causes of depression then we are more likely to be able to find a solution to defeat it. What Causes Depression? It is difficult to boil depression down to one root cause, but there… Read more »
Look to the Light
“Does your heart walk forward in the light?” Lehi Sanchez, a Native American, shares the inspirational story of his father, Ezekiel.
How to Prevent Suicide
In 2013, the CDC listed suicide as the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC also reported that “there were 41,149 suicides in 2013 in the United States—113 suicides each day or one every 13 minutes.” Suicide is a national epidemic and we need to know how to prevent suicide. How can… Read more »
How Will God Interview Parents?
How will God interview parents? Will He judge them based on how they raised their children? Or will He judge them based on how many of those children made it back to Him on the straight and narrow path? Nathan Mitchell, the Clinical Director of the ANASAZI Foundation, gives a surprising answer! How Will God Interview… Read more »
You Are NOT A Burden
When someone struggles with depression, they will often feel as though their life is a burden to others. Ganel-Lyn Condie, a speaker and author, lost her sister to suicide in 2014 and the grief is almost overpowering. Ganel-Lyn has often expressed the feeling that she would rather have her sister—with all her imperfections—than to go through life… Read more »
The Legend of the Northern Lights
“Look to the light and swim to the top of the Great Mountain. There you will find your home. There you will swim in the eternal river of the sky.” – Seth Adam Smith This story comes from the book “Your Life Isn’t For You,” by Seth Adam Smith. Click here to order a copy from… Read more »
Winston Churchill and Depression
One of my heroes has always been Sir Winston Churchill (1874–1965), the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during World War II. His active and steadfast resistance to Adolf Hitler, along with his vehement refusal to even consider defeat, helped inspire his nation to victory against Nazi Germany. His strength of character and his determination to… Read more »
What Is Depression?
“I’ve learned that people handle [depression] better if they understand it better. It’s kind of like women going through pregnancy. If they know why their body is doing what it’s doing, if they know where the pain is coming from, why it’s there, it’s more tolerable.” In this video, Maurice W. Harker, CMHC (Certified Mental… Read more »