COMMUNITY BUZZ THURSDAY
By Denisia Adams
WORD OF THE DAY
1. Tending to promote peace; conciliatory.
SA TRIVIA QUESTION
Where in SA can you find the town called Springs?
A – Western Cape B – Gauteng C – Botswana
Answer: B – Gauteng
TIP OF THE DAY
Mild Depression Treatments
Mild depression can cause some of the same symptoms as those of full-fledged depression, but they are generally less extreme. The patient may feel sadness and some loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities, but will still continue on with everyday tasks. There also may be anxiety, obsessive tendencies or phobias. Treatments for mild depression are required to prevent the condition from getting worse and to help bring spirits back up.
3. Find time to relax. Unwind after a hard day with a hot bath, a favorite hobby, or just relaxing in a comfortable chair. Bringing a few minutes of "vacation" to daily life can improve one's mood and help lessen mild depression. Meditation and deep breathing also can help create a sense of calm and relaxation.
6. Exercise can help folks with full-blown depression by boosting the feel-good chemicals in the brain, so it can certainly aid those suffering from mild depression. Daily exercise is the best option. Try enjoyable activities--perhaps swimming, an outdoor sport, or walking with a friend. Exercising with a pal can also improve your mood.
7. If other treatments are not having enough of an effect, you may wish to see a therapist. A therapist can teach you how to think positively and might use therapeutic tools, such as hypnosis, to break the cycle of negative thoughts.
Theodore Isaac Rubin
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.