"You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with its idea of you."
James Baldwin (1924-1987)
Writer, Playwright, Poet, and Activist
Far too often, we hide ourselves (and sometimes lose ourselves) as we strive to be whatever we believe the world wants us to be. There comes a point, however, when we must be willing to offer our true self to the world. This is essential both for the fullest actualization of our self, and for that of the world around us.
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The dictionary defines aura as "a distinctive atmosphere surrounding a given source." When we describe the aura surrounding someone, we are typically referring to the atmosphere surrounding the person and the energy he or she gives off.
For example, we may describe someone as having a peaceful aura, to convey that we perceive an atmosphere of tranquility and calmness around the person. And just as every person possesses a unique aura, we can think of every relationship as having its own unique aura as well.
There's plenty of evidence that certain dietary habits can increase your susceptibility to depression and exacerbate your symptoms. On the other hand, certain eating habits appear to have a protective affect on one's mental health and well-being.
To promote optimal mental health and keep depression at bay, what should you be eating more of? And what are the foods you should be limiting in your diet?
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