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What Leads Someone To Commit Suicide? Conversations to Have With Children & Loved Ones About Suicide
Written by Dr. Romie on Jun 8, 2018
Mind Tags: depressionintegrative medicinemental healthMind-Body Medicinesuicide
Photo: Images of Kate Spade (Kate Valentine) and Anthony Bourdain courtesy of Getty Images

WHAT CAUSES SOMEONE TO COMMIT SUICIDE?

We cannot know a public figure's private battle they are having with their soul. Social media & television creates a distorted reality of public figures. We cannot understand the individual battles or suffering of anyone's soul.  

The devastating news last week of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain committing suicide individuals shines a light on the dark truth of depression, mental health disorders, and suicide. 

Their tragic and shocking death leaves all of us behind who can relate to their brands feeling collective suffering while asking the question, why? 

 

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Finding Hope In An Empty Nest
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 24, 2015
Mindful Living Tags: Stressmedia expert analystgriefemotional resiliencedepression

The time of year is upon us, back to school stress and for others realizing that empty nest syndrome is a pain like no other.  Several of my friends sent children off to college, and they find themselves alone for the first time in 18 years. I watched feeling like a helpless friend, silently praying for the parents and jumping for joy for their children’s dreams. 

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Healing & Counseling with Dr. Romie
Written by Dr. Romie on Jan 5, 2015
Mind-body Medicine Tags: Stresslife coach orlandolife coachHolistic HealthdepressionAnxiety

"There is hope in healing. When we learn to conquer stress, we can create work-life balance and find joy in our lives. I guide clients to connect to inner peace despite external life chaos." -Dr. Romie

My Mission in Healing:

I want to bring hope back to your healing. My clients all share a similar story: successful professionals that have lost their way due to a health scare, a broken heart or a financial crisis. It manifests as stress-based diseases such as headaches, anxiety, insomnia, depression or a stubborn muffin top. What is the real story? You don't feel like you are worthy? You don't know if you are good enough?  Or have you just lost hope for healing? I believe you can connect to inner peace despite life's external chaos. This is how we heal mind, body, and spirit.

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What if I am NOT Happy for the Holidays?
Written by Dr. Romie on Dec 24, 2014
Mind Tags: depressionjoyMindful Livingmindfulness

What if you are NOT happy for the holidays?
There is a mistaken belief that when you practice yoga or meditation regularly, you walk around "feeling zen" at all times. No matter what happens you sprinkle pixie dust on the situation, giggle, and recite a Sanskrit mantra to make it go away.
This is not reality. 
This is not mindful living.
Mindfulness is being present in the current moment.

What about if in this present moment you are feeling sad, grief, lonely, angry or full of fear?

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Depression in Men: Recognize, Respond, and Reach Out for Help
Written by Dr. Romie on Aug 12, 2014
Mind Tags: Mood DisorderMinddepression

As the wise proverb states, “laughter is the best medicine.” This week we mourn a man who healed others through his role as an actor, comedian and soulful citizen. Robin Williams shared the gifts laughter and inspiration through his movie roles, but on August 11, 2014 Robin Williams died tragically from suicide. The nation remains in shock.  How can someone who brought light to so many hearts have suffered so much in the darkness of depression?

In one of my favorite movies, “What Dreams May Come” Robin Williams plays Chris Nielsen. He has left heaven in search of his wife who is stuck in the deep depression of hell. Robin shared a prophetic truth,  “What's true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not.

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