tdp-episode-40-photoEpisode 40: Negativity, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Carol, tells the story of her depression, and how she is contemplating her lifespan as she approaches 84 years old. Sunday, October 23, 2016




tdp-episode-39-photoEpisode 39: Ease, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Elena Rose Kress, tells the story of her depression, and how LifeForce Yoga helped her through her depression. She recently became the director of LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute. Sunday, October 16, 2016

Quotes on Ease:

“Minds that are ill at ease are agitated by both hope and fear.”


“Above all, be at ease, be as natural and spacious as possible. Slip quietly out of the noose of your habitual anxious self, release all grasping, and relax into your true nature.”

-Sogyal Rinpoche


tdp-episode-38-photoEpisode 38: Tired, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, Dr. Kenneth Weene, tells the story of his experience with treating people with depression and his belief that depression is not a diagnosis but symptoms of a complex system. Sunday, October 9, 2016

Depression and Fatigue: A Vicious Cycle, “written by Rachel Nall, RN, BSN, CCRN  and medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg PhD, PMHNP-BC (excerpt)

What Are the Differences Between Depression and Fatigue?
The main difference between these conditions is that chronic fatigue syndrome is primarily a physical disorder while depression is a mental health disorder. There can be some overlap between the two.

Symptoms of depression can include:

  • continuous feelings of sadness, anxiety, and/or emptiness
  • feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or worthlessness
  • disinterest in hobbies you once enjoyed
  • eating too much or too little
  • trouble concentrating and making decisions

There are also some physical symptoms that can occur with depression. People may have frequent:

  • headaches
  • cramps
  • stomach upset
  • other pains

They may also have difficulty going to sleep or sleeping through the night, which can lead to exhaustion.

People with chronic fatigue syndrome often have physical symptoms that aren’t commonly associated with depression. These include:

  • headaches
  • joint pain
  • tender lymph nodes
  • muscle pain
  • sore throat


3294567439_d582336e5c_bEpisode 37: Sensitive, by host, Laura Milkins. Our guest, George tells the story of his depression, and how being both highly sensitive and prone to depression are as much gifts as they are burdens. Sunday, October 2, 2016

  1. quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.
  2. (of a person or a person’s behavior) having or displaying a quick and delicate appreciation of others’ feelings.

The Highly Sensitive Person – Elaine Aron

If you find you are highly sensitive, or your child is, I’d like you to know the following:

  • Your trait is normal. It is found in 15 to 20% of the population–too many to be a disorder, but not enough to be well understood by the majority of those around you.
  • It is innate. In fact, biologists have found it in over 100 species (and probably there are many more) from fruit flies, birds, and fish to dogs, cats, horses, and primates. This trait reflects a certain type of survival strategy, being observant before acting. The brains of highly sensitive persons (HSPs) actually work a little differently than others’. To learn more about this, see Research.
  • You are more aware than others of subtleties. This is mainly because your brain processes information and reflects on it more deeply. So even if you wear glasses, for example, you see more than others by noticing more.
  • You are also more easily overwhelmed. If you notice everything, you are naturally going to be overstimulated when things are too intense, complex, chaotic, or novel for a long time.
  • This trait is not a new discovery, but it has been misunderstood. Because HSPs prefer to look before entering new situations, they are often called “shy.” But shyness is learned, not innate. In fact, 30% of HSPs are extroverts, although the trait is often mislabeled as introversion. It has also been called inhibitedness, fearfulness, or neuroticism. Some HSPs behave in these ways, but it is not innate to do so and not the basic trait.
  • Sensitivity is valued differently in different cultures. In cultures where it is not valued, HSPs tend to have low self-esteem. They are told “don’t be so sensitive” so that they feel abnormal.