Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it is the season for other holidays – depending on your culture, ethnicity, religious preferences, etc. The year-end brings mixed blessings. We have celebrations, gifts, outpourings of love, but it is a time for stress and erratic behavior by some.
Depression is commonplace at this time of year. This may also trigger violent behavior, trauma, post-trauma, suicide attempts, and more. Not to despair – there are lots of things you can do about it naturally.
If you follow my articles, then you will know about how the food and drinks we consume have a great deal to do with how we feel, think, and behave.
In PREVENTION: Holistic Strategies for Healthy Living & Avoiding Substance Use, you can learn – not only about the addictiveness of certain food groups – but also which foods are harming your health and the effect they are having on your feelings, moods, thoughts, and subsequent behavior. You will also learn about brain function and spirituality. In other words, it is a complete package!
In studying giving, it is worth mentioning that leaders who give most of themselves to their teams find they perform well and give more of themselves on the job. Tit for tat? Certainly not the negative kind. Giving, goodness, and kindness rub off on others.
There are other benefits of giving – it makes us feel good. It is good for our health. It is hard to stay angry at someone who is gifting you with something! Giving on a personal level (as well as on-the-job) is contagious – it spreads to others.
I may not need more gifts. But I always need anything that helps me grow and become a better human being.
Consider giving a gift of learning to yourself and your loved ones:
PREVENTION: Holistic Strategies for Healthy Living & Avoiding Substance Use.
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Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.