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Depression: what to say and what not to say

Depression and spiritual lifeSee also useful advice for the spiritual direction of the sick Things not to say in depression:You have to shake yourself out of it, you have to reactDon't just stand there thinking, have some funI mean, there are a lot of people who are worse off than youYou don't have to sit there feeling sorry for yourselfIt’s just your imaginationYou have to grow up, don't be the victimYou don't need anything extra to be happyYou don't look so bad. You look great!It's just a little stress. Little rest and a good tonic and it all goes awayThings aren't so bad, are they?You gotta get out more, you gotta have fun.You only need to find a woman (or man)You should have more sex, that's what’s missingDo as I do, when I'm a little down I take a nice hot bath and after that I feel like another personSmile and the world will smile backEveryone gets depressed sooner or laterThrow yourself into workBut you don't look depressedI think you…

Be Who You Are

Wenceslao Vial

       Developing your Christian Personality

           Wenceslao Vial (Ed.)
            by Scepter, New York


As St. Catherine of Siena so aptly stated, "Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!" Despite our fallen natures, we have the ability, through the solid Christian understanding of the human person—body and soul—how we can rise above it all. The authors guide us towards spiritual maturity, by teaching us how to improve one's personality, self-esteem, and virtue, without imitating models that distract us from our own identity. We learn how to live a happier and more coherent life, and how to acquire greater empathy with others—especially with our own family members and those in our immediate environment.

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