The importance of taking one day at a time

It is hard living with depression.. or living after depression. Everyday is a struggle, a battle, in the overall war that is going on inside your head and your body. It is important to take one day at a time to make it easier to cope with it all. “Everybody has their ups and downs. […]

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One hour of exercise a week can prevent depression

Good news! A recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry has revealed that regular exercise (as little as one hour a week, any intensity) can prevent development of depression! The results from the study show that even small amounts of exercise can protect against depression, with mental health benefits seen regardless of age or gender. […]

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Exercise shown to be an effective strategy to cope with depression

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 […]

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Mediterranean Diet found to be effective against Depression!

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 […]

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Fernando Pessoa, and our own different personalities

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 […]

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“Breakthru” from depression!

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 […]

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Depression… I went through it too

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 […]

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