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Guest Post: Breaking The Low Mood Cycle

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Hello friends! It’s Elodie Under Glass here with a guest post on Low Moods. I particularly want to thank Quisty, Kellis Amberlee and TheOtherAlice  for their kindly help in reading and editing this piece. It would not have existed without their care, support, compassion, and wonderful editorial abilities. They are…


The ego’s search for wholeness

An aspect of the emotional pain that is an intrinsic part of the egoic mind is a deep-seated sense of lack or incompleteness, of not being whole. In some people, this is conscious, in others unconscious. If it is conscious, it manifests as the unsettling and constant feeling of not being worthy or good enough.… Continue reading The ego’s search for wholeness


Sleep, depression: Mindfulness practice and swim

I’ve been struggling with sleep issues for years. I have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.  Sometimes my husband would tell me to clear my mind to fall asleep.  I would ask how do you clear your mind?  Where is the off button for your mind?  He wouldn’t be able to answer. So I got… Continue reading Sleep, depression: Mindfulness practice and swim


Focusing on my depression – my initial progress

I can’t ask for a better time and better support to seriously focus on my depression. In my initial progress, I’m able to so far work on the followings: Swim for at least an hour Monday,  Wednesday and Friday Go to yoga classes on Tuesday and Thursday Volunteer at my friend’s elementary school for two… Continue reading Focusing on my depression – my initial progress


Key points from the chemistry of calm

I’m sharing some key points from the book The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety Balance Your Brain Chemistry Eating better will always improve your health, including the health of the brain. It is inexpensive and risk-free. Your own health can only be as good as… Continue reading Key points from the chemistry of calm


Mindfulness – witnessing the mind

I never really understood meditation or maybe tried to truly understand it. From my time in the partial hospitalization program, I started buying into a lot of lessons they taught. The vicious cycle and the challenging of the automatic thoughts were especially great tools to learn. As I continuously digest the book “the chemistry of… Continue reading Mindfulness – witnessing the mind