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You Can Beat The “Blues”

We all get the occasional blues–when we can’t fit into last summer’s swimsuit, for example, or after we’ve fallen out with an old friend. As human beings, it’s only natural we should feel our of sorts from time to time. It’s part of the light and dark, the yin and yang, of our nature.

ycbtbWhat’s more, these melancholy hours can be seen as a positive time for reflection. Depression, according to many holistic physicians and therapists, is like the proverbial canary in the coal mine–a warning sign that something is out of balance in our lives. “We need to go inside and see what’s happening,” says James S. Gordon, M.D., a clinical professor of psychiatry and family medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. “What is disturbing, agitating, and overwhelming you? For most people, the answers aren’t such