There is not much you can do to change the facts from the past! But there are powerful things you can do to change how you feel, pick you up and feel awesome regardless of the circumstances in your life.
Imaging studies show that mindfulness soothes the brain patterns underlying pain and, over time, these changes take root and alter the structure of the brain itself, so that patients no longer feel pain with the same intensity. Many say that they barely notice it at all.
Jonathon Trott's decision to leave the Ashes this week due to stress-related illness has come as a shock to many England fans, shrouded in an air of weakness as some commentators have suggested... But is it really the sign of a lesser human being to admit defeat at the hands of pressured working conditions?
A national survey published this month by Lancet has revealed a decline over the past decade in the frequency with which Britons are having sex. Findings indicate that the average Brit currently has sex less than five times a month.
Now you might wonder why a seemingly sane and rational person suddenly began to believe that they were the saviour of all mankind. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the story began on a park bench with a packet of legal highs.
For a couple of weeks I'd taken snapshots of glorious dawn skies from my bedroom window and posted them on Facebook, to modest acclaim from a few fait...
Can you be depressed and funny? Thomas Ridgewell, known better as TomSka over on YouTube, made a video some days ago explaining that he had been diagnosed with depression. And yet he's funny (seriously, very funny). Should that be so astounding though?
As an adult, I feel my negative body image fuelled my crisis of confidence that was the footnote to my school years. A crippling shyness made approaching the opposite sex an impossibility. I was already described as "odd" and this behaviour merely fuelled the "fag" comments.
Being home with my son was a battle. A battle against the wolf. That wolf lurked and lingered. It undermined me and my choices. I watched it circle the house as it watched me feed the baby. "You don't know what you're doing". "You call yourself a mother." The taunts were piercing. I was shattering a little more each time.
Experts who carried out the study found overall, some of these phrases have a much greater impact on women than they do on men, with around 18 per cent more affected than men by what others say to them in times of need.
My husband has battled on and off with clinical depression for 25 years. When he tried to explain it to me he said, "Imagine it's your birthday and your child has just been born. You should by all rights be happy, but you can't even touch the emotion of happiness - the black cloud that hangs over consumes you. It is the only thing you can see."
Everyone says that we should talk about mental health more, it's what campaigns such as Time to Talk (by Time to Change) are all about. So, that's exactly what mental health support and awareness group, Minds Like Ours, is going to do...for a whole 24 hours.
Poland's youngest exorcist priest Michał Olszewski offers to clean your bad spirits in a private session that lasts only few hours. His long catalogue of success stories includes Polish celebrities amongst the other plagued population on the path of sanity and well-being.
My Grandfather tragically lost his friend on the battlefield and suffered from depression for the rest of his life, which rendered him unable to speak for the days surrounding 11 November. My Great Uncle was severely, severely shell shocked and as an additional complication, the PTSD triggered psychotic episodes during which there was an attempt to break into Buckingham Palace.
Whining about how miserable it is might feel good for a while, and that's okay. Go for it! Find a few people who will commiserate with you. But then you've got to take that big breath and dive in again, knowing that every time you do this, you are learning more about your strength.
I hope that by seeking out small doses of happiness when I need them to help see me through a particularly challenging moment/day/week, I will remain strong enough and well prepared for a time when the sadness of losing Dunc begins to fade and happy moments will be purely happy once more.