Exercise shown to be an effective strategy to cope with depression
94 years old and rocking it!
There are several studies that suggest exercise to be an effective strategy to cope with depression. Why? Exercise has been consistently shown to be associated with improved physical health, life satisfaction, cognitive functioning, and psychological well-being. On the other hand, lack of exercise seems to be associated with development of psychological disorders. Depression is one of the most […]
Mediterranean Diet found to be effective against Depression!
Yesterday was my grandfathers birthday. He turned an amazing 94 years old whilst still looking like he is 70! He is an example for us all at home! He sits up straight, is always smiling, loves to talk with people, he eats well and watches his diet, he walks a little bit everyday… And he […]
Fernando Pessoa, and our own different personalities
I was reading about eating healthy and how it interlinked with depression, and found out about this awesome clinical trial that showed that the Mediterranean diet is effective in decreasing depression symptoms! Yey! It doesn’t really come as a shock to me, as I personally have experienced the power of healthy eating has had in my […]
“Breakthru” from depression!
Yesterday I was walking around downtown Lisbon, and I came across this famous statue of one of the greatest authors/poets in Portugal. His name is Fernando Pessoa. He used to write at a local coffee shop called “Brasileirinha”. And so, as a tourist attraction, after his passing, they put a statue of him sitting down […]
Migraine…a terror that creeps in and stays
So last Saturday we were travelling from the Algarve back to Lisbon were we live. And we were listening to this song from Queen that I had never heard of, but my husband absolutely LOVES! – Breakthru, from Queen , you should have seen him playing his air guitar! The song is absolutely amazing, it has […]
Depression… I went through it too
A few days ago my book formatter commented on Facebook she was suffering from a migraine, and it was hard to work, but she had to keep on working. I too suffer from migraines, and I do not wish it upon my worst enemy. A migraine is not just a simple headache! It’s so much […]
A trip to Riviera Maya – Days 3 & 4
Depression is a disease that affects millions worldwide. I never thought I would be one of them… until I was. I am a corporate professional. I work in the pharmaceutical industry. In my early years I worked with a drug that also got the indication for depression, so I should know better right? But last […]
A trip to Riviera Maya – Days 1 & 2
In July 2016, my boyfriend and I went to Riviera Maya in Mexico, for a dream vacation. (PART 2) Continue reading about our days in Riviera Maya, now onto day 3! If you haven’t read the about our arrival and the first few days, click here! DAY 3 On the third day, we decided to […]
A trip to Riviera Maya Days 5, 6 & 7
In July 2016, my boyfriend and I went to Riviera Maya in Mexico, for a dream vacation. (PART 1) Needless to say, it exceeded all expectations! It was absolutely amazing! We were lucky, our hotel overbooked and they sent us to this amazing 5 star hotel called Catalonia Royal Tulum Resort. This hotel was for […]
In July 2016, my boyfriend and I went to Riviera Maya in Mexico, for a dream vacation. (PART 3) Welcome to Mexico! If you want to read about our trip since the beginning, click here for the post on days 1 and 2, and here for the post on days 3 and 4. If you […]