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Stuff I wish I would have known

We all get sad, but what if it never goes away? I could title this section depression, but I prefer to focus on the solution — happiness. I think it is a challenge we all face. It wasn’t a journey that I signed up for, but sometimes our challenge is to turn disadvantages into advantages — I call that falling uphill. 

Regardless of your happiness level, these articles are full of lessons learned and tools to help anyone live a better life.

If you want a worksheet, I recommend reading one of my most popular articles ever Mental Health Checkup & Toolkit

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My quest for happiness

An introduction to my adventure in depression.
A series about how to find/create more joy in life. Everyone can benefit from these life lessons and activities.

Two contradicting memes side-by-side. Batman slapping Robin telling him, "Happiness is a choice." And a sad dog thinking people don't understand that depression is not a choice. ."

Happiness is a choice, or is it?

Welcome to part 3 in my series on depression. Today, we will discuss whether happiness is a choice or not. And I will give you two more simple solutions to feeling better right now.

Do cats get depressed

Is depression bad?

Is depression bad or good, abnormal or normal? Is depression a bodily sensation or an emotional feeling? The answer will surprise you and help you feel better.

Mental Health Checkup and Toolkit

Mental Health Checkup & Toolkit

Homeschool your family in an optimistic mental health strategy that not only teaches how to manage stress and stay healthy but get excited about the future.