20 Depression Quotes to Show You Things are Not Hopeless

Sadness is a feeling we all experience from time to time. We probably wouldn’t know what happiness was without it. But what if the sadness won’t go away and turns into hopelessness and despair? Editor’s Note: Struggling and feeling hopeless? You are not alone. Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). According to the World Health Organization, depression is a common mental illness with more than 300 million people affected worldwide. How depression manifests varies from person to person, but its symptoms include feelings of sadness, a loss of interest in daily activities once enjoyed, sleep and appetite changes, irritability, problems focusing, loss of energy, feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness. The more symptoms you might have, the more serious your condition might be — and it’s imperative to seek professional help. The good news is that with help and support and adequate treatment, those symptoms can be improved. Meanwhile, enjoy our list of depression quotes that will help you remember there is light at the end of the tunnel. Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every […]

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21 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes to Help You Transform Negative Emotions

Negative emotions can be nothing short of overwhelming. Negative emotions have a way of affecting — even controlling — us to where it seems impossible to escape their influence. To the overwhelming sensation of anger to the deep reservoir created by sadness, emotions are one of the most powerful forces known to humankind. It goes without saying, then, that we’d want a way to help manage these challenging emotions. However, for most of us, we’re altogether unsuccessful. But there’s much that we can do. And few people understand how to take control of negative emotions and manage difficult conditions as Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh does. I discovered Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh over seven years ago when I was training in the martial arts. I was obsessed with Bruce Lee at the time and had been for many years. What most people don’t know about Bruce, though, is that he was as much a philosopher as he was a martial artist. And he drew great inspiration from Zen Buddhism. It was through Bruce that I eventually found Nhat Hanh, who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. and has served as an example for […]

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