Bad day? It's been scientifically proven that two otters holding hands can cure everyday depression in under 3 seconds. ;-) Not really, but really...it's kinda true, right? ~ Khara, Editor "The life of an average human being today is tremendously more comfortable, safe, and pleasant than it was, let’s say, a couple of hundred years ago.
This, however, doesn’t seem to make us happy, as depression, burnout, and a plethora of other unpleasant mental conditions are more rampant than ever before.
When I was suffering from depression (I still do but to a considerably lesser degree now), I could bet nobody among my friends and relatives had any idea what I was going through. And I couldn’t tell them; they wouldn’t have understood me, for most people have a very vague understanding of what depression is.
The only thing that allowed me to slowly and gradually return to a mostly healthy life was a cat I adopted almost accidentally, on a whim, in one of my rare fits of activity when I tried hectically to do something about the way things were.
You’ve probably heard something about how animals can help those suffering from depression and other mental issues. Now I can say for sure that it is not an exaggeration.
Here’s why:" read more "A Spark of Light: 6 Way Animals can Save us from Depression," on elephantjournal.com ☝🐘💚🐱🐶🐴🐑🐇(I could go on...) #elephantjournal #elephantjournalquotes #animalover #animalsarepeopletoo #otters #aw #instagood #depression #pets #adoptdontshop #ecofolks #animalrights
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