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Running For Your Life: Depression and Exercise

Unlike the lovely Ms. Diller, I love to exercise. It gets me going in the morning, it gives me energy throughout the day, it fights the ravages of age. I love it enough to want to talk about it–a lot. I like to discuss the new poses I’ve learned in yoga, my recent switch from […]

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Depression and ‘The Twinkie Defense,” cont.

So back to Dan White, the San Francisco city supervisor who had been let go–and had returned to plow bullets into Mayor George Moscone and his own supervisor, Harvey Milk. And how he got away with, well, murder. To make a complex story somewhat less so, White definitely did not see eye-to-eye with Milk, his […]

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Depression and ‘The Twinkie Defense’

I think we all, if we’re forced to fess up about it, have some sort of sense of what is better for us to eat, depressed or not depressed, and what is generally–how to put this delicately?–junk? I mean, if the foods you see below make up, say, 87% of your diet, we all have […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Anxiety/Depression and Women’s Health

If you’re anything like me (and let’s hope for your sakes you’re not), being aware really takes a lot out of you. With ‘aware’ having synonyms like ‘cognizant,’ ‘mindful,’ ‘wide-awake,’ ‘vigilant,’ and ‘wary’ (I took ‘conscious’ alright–I’m pretty sure I’ve got that pegged), expecting me to be ‘aware’ for any length of time seems to […]

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