Player writes about all kinds of stuff, mostly spirituality. Her goal: to help ordinary people like her overcome depression forever. Her plan: to read as many helpful books as she can, then test their advice—and pass along everything she learns.
Learn along with her at her blog, The Ordinary Mystic. No spam, no sharing of your personal information–just one of the best New Age blogs on the Internet.
Which Spiritual Practices are Best for Overcoming Depression?
There are thousands of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Only one blog talks about whether or not they work. Here, I test the advice of well-known spiritual teachers, describing (and rating!) my results.
- On a scale of 1-10, how effective is positive thinking against depression?
- On a scale of 1-10, how effective is mindfulness meditation against depression?
- On a scale of 1-10, how effective is the “Zero Limits” method against depression?
- On a scale of 1-10, how effective is sitting meditation against depression?
- On a scale of 1-10, how effective is Byron Katie’s The Work against depression?
- On a scale of 1-10, how effective is mantra meditation against depression?
What Advice Do Spirituality Authors Give for Dealing with Depression?
When it comes to depression, good advice is often underrated and tough questions are often overlooked. Here, interviews with New Age authors and other mystics offering practical, been-there-done-that tips on spiritual practice, depression and more.
- What is meditation, really?
- What does meditation feel like?
- How do you stay in touch with the Divine throughout the day?
- How do you love what is when you don’t even like it?
- How do you love God, when there’s no face to God?
- Is God really in everything? Even poopy diapers?
- Is everything really just a projection of ourselves? Even the mean stuff people do?
- Do you agree that life is a game?
- How do you make acceptance a daily spiritual practice?
- Does questioning your thoughts lead to greater inner peace?
- What are some life hacks for overcoming depression?
What are the Best Spirituality Books for Overcoming Depression?
It’s a great time to be a mystic. So many teachers, so many books. Here, comprehensive lists of the best New Age spirituality books for overcoming depression, organized by category. Each book is rated on a scale of 1-10 for effectiveness. An extensive, ongoing project.
- Best Meditation Books for Overcoming Depression
- Best Near Death Experience Books for Overcoming Depression
- Best Channeled Books for Overcoming Depression
- Best Law of Attraction Books for Overcoming Depression
- Best Scientific Spiritual Books for Overcoming Depression
- Best Reincarnation Books for Overcoming Depression
- Best Spiritual Memoirs for Overcoming Depression
- Best Spiritual/Inspirational Books for Overcoming Depression
- Best Free Spiritual Ebooks for Overcoming Depression
- Best of the Best: My Favorite Spiritual Books for Overcoming Depression
Is It Possible to Overcome Depression through Spiritual Practice?
It worked for them. Maybe it’ll work for you, too. Here, true stories of people who’ve achieved their goals through spiritual practice, including some who have overcome depression.
What Else Interests You, Mollie Player?
The answer to that question is: a lot. Here’s a bit of it.