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Depression in men

Clinical depression was considered a ” woman’s disease”. The labeling of depression as a female disease may prevent clinically depressed men from recognizing symptoms of depression and seeking treatment. Depression affects both male and female and both sexes experience similar symptoms of depression. However, men express those symptoms differently than women. Common symptoms of depression include loss of appetite, lack of sleep or too much sleep, sadness, feeling hopelessness and helplessness, worthlessness and loss of interest in activities once enjoyed.  But depression in men may cause them to feel irritable, aggressive or hostile, withdrawn,  cause headaches, digestive problems, problems with alcohol or drug use.

Why is depression in men not recognized?

There are many reasons why clinical depression in men are not recognized or diagnosed. For one, …

Depressed loved one

I am a smart, strong, joyful person; a friend to many, a wife to an amazing man and a mother to three beautiful and energetic kids. Life happened and I became suddenly ill. An illness that changed my life and loved ones forever. As a result of my illness, the able, go-getter and hyperactive me became the not so active and a person I could not recognize. It didn’t take long before depression crippled me down a deep hole I could not attempt to escape. Yes, the smart and strong person that survived the unthinkable as a teen is now depressed loved one with…

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Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination

I am excited to be nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award. It feels good to know that people are reading my blog and liking it.

Megan from Megan’s Life with little nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award.

Check out https://meganslifewithlittles.com/for amazing tips on motherhood and blogging tips.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

“Does exactly what the name states:

Bringing a bit of sunshine into a bloggers life!

It’s a brilliant way to recognize fellow bloggers for being awesome. And also, provides us the opportunity to extend the honor,…

Rainawithchronicillness is pleased to have a special guest blogger, Dani, author, and creator of The Village Girl– Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone. She is going to take us on her personal journey of a Philippines ‘ girl life of pleasing her family while working on self-discovery. Imagine what her life is like when her family’s happiness collide with self-discovery and how she learned to love herself first.

SEO-YOAST- MeltdownDani is a plus-sized Filipina ADHD kid, recovering shopaholic, alcoholic and workaholic. She doesn’t take herself seriously. She has an insatiable wanderlust, out of this world food cravings and goof addiction. If she is not busy planning her next adventure, she will be spotted taking OOTDs and OOTNs. She took a break from the crazy corporate world to see the real one. This is not another travel blog. This is her journey to self-discovery,…

Emotions

I am a mother to three beautiful kids and a wife to an amazing man. I am a firm believer in emotional expression and I encourage my boys to identify and express their emotions whatever that might be. Why do I do this? The reason is  I am sick and tired of the phrase ” Be a Man”. The society dismissed men as the feelingless gender. Men are expected to be though, on point, not to cry, not to feel, be the provider and the protector and so on. Men conform to what psychologists call The Masculine Norms, the rules of masculinity and the ways men are told they should act. How to empower men to breakthrough their emotions? Why talk about it?…

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Hello everyone! I’m Koral Dawn, a social media manager and marketing professional from Washington, USA. No, not Washington, DC; the other Washington on the west coast by California! You can find my blog here. But if you prefer to find me elsewhere, my Instagram is where I spend most of my time: @koral_dawn.

I’ve been recently going through some rough times with depression and anxiety after being laid off from the job that I moved 2800 miles away from home for. I had less than 24 hours’ notice that I didn’t have a job, and my manager didn’t even know until I did, about 10 minutes before.  You’d be a little off if you were in my situation as well. Things could be worse… we all say that.

Writing to Help Release & Manage Emotions


Life can be challenging, there is no doubt about that. This can be especially true for people who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition or even those who have yet to be diagnosed. Writing is a healthy way to release and help manage your emotions. And no, you don’t have to be a professional freelance writer to put a pen to paper or fingers to a keyboard.

Many people don’t have a healthy outlet to release pent up emotions and will just keep stuffing their feelings down until they get to the point where they feel like there is…

What is self-esteem

Self-esteem is how you feel about or value yourself. It’s the overall opinion you have of yourself. This is how you judge yourself worth as a person. Some people have negative feelings about themselves, they don’t value their ideas. How can you improve your self-esteem?

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How do we develop self-esteem?

It starts early life. It’s the believes you developed about yourself from messages you received from others…if you received positive feedback from personal relationships such as parents, siblings, peers, and teachers,  you will more likely see yourself as worthwhile. If you received negative feedback and are repeatedly criticized by others, you will struggle with low self-esteem…

Chronic pain and fatigue can cause decreased physical activity. Lack of regular physical activity can lead to weight gain, low energy, muscle tension, and pain increase.  Learn how to incorporate exercise in your daily routine.

Would exercise increase my pain?

Due to our daily pain and struggles, it is easy to assume that physical activity may make our pain worse. However, regular physical activity increases some of our body’s chemicals production, endorphins, and enkephalin. These are natural painkillers that decrease pain symptoms. Physical activity does more than reduce pain. It makes muscles and bones stronger, reduces stress, lowers blood pressure …

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