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How has living with sickle cell made an impact on your life?
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Our own thoughts can be healing

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 9:50pm 3 Comments

Do you think that thoughts are responsible for feelings or would you argue that feelings bring about thoughts? According to Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, the first assumption is true. Not only does this

make sense, but it equips us with a practical tool to feel better.

It is said that those with depressive tendencies, BTW, more women than men, dwell on bad life events and may have increased sad memories.

This is where we win!

Learn to catch yourself when thinking those… Continue

Learning to be Positive

Posted on January 27, 2011 at 8:50pm 1 Comment

Depression is a thief...it robs you of energy, vitality and motivation.  It is often associated with chronic conditions and pain.  Self care, as you might know, is crucial. There are several self-help practices you could explore.  

I think an important approach is learning to be optimistic.  There is a life changing school of thought known as Positive Psychology: the founder is Martin Seligman, PhD.  He, through his book, Learned…


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At 11:15pm on February 8, 2011, Ade Dotun said…
thank you :)
At 6:04pm on January 26, 2011, karen graziano said…
Thanks to Ade I learned about symptoms and how difficult it can be. Glad there is this site as all of you understand.

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