• Considering Medication for Depression or Anxiety?

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • September 19, 2012
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    There often exists great reluctance about taking pills to get better......I myself grew up that way, with a predisposed negativity. I still remember the first time I took adult aspirin & what a miracle it seemed to be, when I was a freshman in college. Even in High School, I… Continue Reading

  • The Link Between Depression & Expectations (& the movie Midnight in Paris)

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • January 15, 2012
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    Many people struggle their whole lives to learn how to make disappointment bearable. One of the great parts of aging (that almost makes up for gravity) is how much easier it is to roll with disappointment. You understand & accept that disappointment is a huge part of life. One example… Continue Reading

  • Climbing Out of Depression

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • November 28, 2009
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    "Depression opens the door to beauty of some kind." ¬†James Hillman, psychologist Curiosity, music and exercise are three of the smallest stepping-stones to help someone climb out of the grip of depression. Depression is often a dark pit of stuckness and it becomes a trap that appears to be impossible… Continue Reading

  • Women: Listen to Yourselves

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • March 5, 2009
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    [caption id="attachment_21" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Top Chef Finale"][/caption] I watched the final episode of Top Chef with great anticipation, only to watch Carla who could cook with both soul & talent lose the contest. She lost as so many women do, by not listening to herself. It was heart breaking to… Continue Reading