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A true story of two women in midlife, their joys, their sorrows, their sagging skin--.and, most important Their Attitude: Life is too short to be miserable! It's a sweltering summer but no vacation for Sal & Deb: pregnant daughters, weddings (in that order), elderly parents, teenagers, grandchildren--and that's the boring part! Fall emerges, the season where we reap what we have sown: Deb, overwhelmed with tending aging parents, collapses into clinical depression. Armed with her own previous experience with depression/anxiety, Sal lights a candle for her friend and they begin an inspiring journey together out of the darkness. How do they do it? Drugs? Therapy? Prayer? Humor? ABSOLUTELY!!! Take notes!!! Time to celebrate the holidays! The dialogue is uplifting: breast biopsies are treated with wine and chocolate chip cookies; a true tale of a serial killer bird entertains them while awaiting test results and tiny granddaughters to be born. Finally, the fattening feasts are over, but life doesn't slow down. Enjoy the ride as Sal & Deb careen on hormonal roller coasters through midlife (sometimes accompanied by their raging counterparts: adolescent children). It's a wild ride, with a soft landing. Hop on and buckle up!
Dana Crowley Jack offers startling new insights into the roots of female depression as she illuminates why women are far more likely than men to suffer major depression in adulthood. "Silencing the Self" is the first sweeping overview of depression in women that draws on new understandings of the importance of relationships in women's lives. Attending closely to what depressed women have to say about their lives, Jack reframes major concepts of depression, freeing them from traditional models that have restricted our ability to listen to women's perspectives on depression. Jack weaves these voices of depressed women directly into her discussion, providing new meanings to familiar themes: dependence, pleasing, anger, goodness, low self-esteem. These women clearly articulate a no-win, either/or tension in their lives, a tension between sacrificing their own needs in order to preserve a relationship and acting on their needs and feelings at the risk of losing the relationship. Their stories bring to light the "activity required to be passive"--the way women actively silence themselves in order to cultivate and maintain intimate relationships. To accommodate, they learn to censor themselves, to devalue their experience, to repress anger, to be silent. Examining moral themes in depressed women's narratives, Jack demonstrates how internalized cultural expectations of feminine goodness affect women's behavior in relationships and precipitate the plunge into depression. In a brilliant synthesis, Jack draws on myth and fairy tale for metaphors to further the understanding of depressed women. "Silencing the Self" makes a major contribution to the psychology of women by drawing fromthe recent literature on women's relational self and detailing its relevance to female depression. This insightful approach to the dynamic of female depression forges new pathways to self-change, therapy, and research.
Less costly than other anti-aging treatments, creams or procedures and totally natural. It uses your own body to heal. The red LED increases the collagen which fills in the fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet that start to occur as we age. Light therapy is an established practice in the medical, dental & sports medicine field in healing people non-invasively. Light therapy is safe for people of all ages from newborns with jaundice, to treat depression and increase the recovery time of injuries. The red light has a peak wavelength 660nm out of UV range. The benefits are easy & pain free only 15 minute sessions daily, safe and generates no harsh heat or harmful UV rays, comfortable home use with your own lamp (gooseneck clip lamps works the best available at Staples: Hands-free, save money verses expensive spa & salon therapists visits, FREE eye protection & 30 day money-back guarantee. If you have acne or acne scars we highly recommend the Acne 415nm Blue Light Therapy 38 LED Bulb and also Acne Blue Red LED Light Therapy 38 LED Bulb for uneven skin tones, acne scars, redness and blemishes.
If you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), take heart. A range of effective treatments and preventive measures can help you feel healthy and productive, even on the darkest days. Yet when depression kicks in, it's tough to mobilize yourself to find and use the information you need to feel better. That's where this skillfully crafted workbook comes in. Leading SAD expert Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal guides you step by step to: *Record your symptoms, such as low moods, fatigue, sleep problems, and food cravings. *Gain awareness of your seasonal patterns--to anticipate problems before they arise. *Determine which remedies to try, including light therapy, meditation, lifestyle changes, antidepressants, and psychotherapy. *Keep track of what works and how long it takes for symptoms to improve. *Spend your high-energy months equipping yourself for the times when energy is low. By working through the book's simple checklists and fill-in-the-blank forms (you can download and print additional copies as needed), you'll create your own blueprint for greater well-being all year long. Let there be light! See also Dr. Rosenthal's Winter Blues, Fourth Edition, which provides a comprehensive overview of SAD and its treatment.