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Therese Borchard

7 Ways to Overcome Disappointment

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Disappointments leave us with the unpleasant task of squashing, crushing, and pinching lemons to extract any and all juice. Here, then, are a few of my techniques to turn sour into sweet.

Spirituality and Prayer Relieve Stress

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

One study of approximately 126,000 people found that the people who frequently attended services increased their odds of living by 29 percent.

I'm Not Bipolar. I HAVE Bipolar

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

A diagnosis is an opinion and not a prediction. What would it be like if more people allowed for the presence of the unknown, and accepted the words of their medical experts in the same way?

10 Good Things About Depression

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I do hereby appreciate the gifts that this ugly and manipulative beast (depression) has laid upon my table, and so--in David Letterman style I give you the top 10.

Weightless: How Do You Recover From An Eating Disorder?

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I didn't really seek treatment. Treatment sought me. What I mean was that it wasn't until my freshman year at college that I really admitted to having an eating problem.

Pain And Humor: The Dark Side Of Funny

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

People are taken aback that I would write a book about depression and try to make it funny. Because funny and pain don't go together, right? Wrong.

6 Ways To Manage Anxiety

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Even more so than depression, I think, anxiety is the big disabler in my life, with a capital D, which is why I try to nip it in its early symptoms. Here are some techniques I try.

For Thanksgiving: 12 Ways To Be Thankful

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

It has only been with much work and lots of practice that I have been able to cultivate gratitude and be genuinely thankful. Here are 12 techniques I use to help me get to the parent of all virtues.

Bounce: 6 Steps To Become More Resilient

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Resilience. That's what I'm after. To be able to find my balance after hitting a pot hole. To wake up with hope after enduring a series of frustrat...

The 4 Kinds Of Friends You Need In Your Life

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

You hear about peer pressure when you are in the sixth grade, but no one talks about it once you've graduated from college, have a job, and especially...

Am I Depressed Or Just Deep?

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I believed, along with all the other adults in my life, that my melancholy and sensitivity were part of my "special" make-up, that they were gifts to celebrate, not neuroses to treat.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': An Intellectual Odyssey

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Here are the three important facts about happiness that have become the themes for each of the shows: 1) You can't be happy alone. 2) You can't be happy all the time. 3) You can be happier than you are.

9 Ways To Face Your Halloween Fears

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Fears are like annoying relatives. You can't avoid them forever, and ignoring them won't make them go away.

6 Healthy Habits That Can Make You Sick

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

As a rule of thumb, any extreme is unhealthy, but rarely are we made aware of the "cons" of healthy habits, instead led to think any good thing is better if done as often as possible.

Positive Thinking: Use Caution

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Sometimes when we tell ourselves statements that we don't really believe ("I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like me"), it can decrease the little self-esteem we had to begin with.

5 Simple Exercises For Managing End Of Summer Anxiety

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Even as I love the autumn season, it is full of anxiety for me...Yesterday my therapist and I talked about a few coping exercises to keep my anxiety from disabling me this time of year.

Intensity Is Not The Same Thing As Intimacy--For Addicts Or Anyone Else

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I chase the adrenaline rush, the dopamine high, that is akin to the buzz I get from smoking an entire cigarette in three puffs after staying away from lung rockets for a year or more.

Money Fear: Two Ways To Cope With Financial Panic And Recession Anxiety

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

One of my depression busters is to "become the expert." This means, as I'm peeing my pants about where Eric and I are going to get our next paych...

3 Ways We Can Control Our Moods

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

Larry Drain of the Hopeworks Community blog wrote an excellent post on three things we can do about our moods: prevention, coping, learning. He writes...

7 Quick Ways To Calm Down

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I'm easily overwhelmed. When my kids' exuberant screams reach a decibel level my ears can't tolerate, when Chuck E., the life-size "rat" at the pizza ...

On MLK Day: I, Too, Have a Dream

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.:I have a dream that one day I won't hold my breath every time I tell a person that I suffer from bipolar dis...