How do you handle the daily stresses in your life? Are you a hide under the covers person, a problem-solver, or a face things head on warrior? Or maybe you’re a little of all three depending on the situation.

What surprises me is that no matter how healthy we’ve become through therapy or how advanced we are as a society, there is still a lot we can do to be and do better. There are, for example, still roadblocks ahead concerning mental health stigma. On top of that there’s the economy, natural disasters, and the oil spill, oh my!  With the weight of the world on our shoulders adding significant baggage to our already piled up plate of worries, perhaps now more than ever, quoting the title of the 1965 Beatles song, “What the World Needs Now is Love.”

Yes we definitely need a break, don’t we? Hope you’ll indulge yourself a bit with a little reading. You can start with these top 5 best blogs of the week. As always, I hope they’ll bring you hope, inspiration and the courage to be strong when necessary, be open to support from others when you are unable to, and have the wisdom to know the difference. Cheers!

Overwhelmed, Procrastinating or Depressed? Advice from Albert Einstein and Martin Luther King Jr.

(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – Are stress, depression or the world’s problems affecting your ability to finish that project or work toward building a positive future? We hear you! This post will motivate you to take the steps necessary to get yourself going even if that means just getting out of bed.

Suicide: News Fit to Print

(Depression on My Mind) – When is the last time you heard about a suicide case on the news? The media controls a lot of what we know about the world, yet surprisingly it doesn’t cover suicide. That is, until this riveting article in the New York Times. It may be a small step to help spread awareness and get rid of stigma, but it’s a huge step for the media and for mankind.

Notes on Body Image and Feeling Sexy At Any Size

(Weightless) – It’s important to feel sexy no matter what size you are. If you’re not feeling it, here’s a few tips on how to get your sexy back. This popular post is a must-read for anyone really.

I Need You-Part One

(Coming Out Crazy) – Do you need therapy or do you want it? Maybe it’s a little bit of both. Read part one to find out what Sandy Naiman learned from 50 years of therapy and then continue the story and learn more about psychiatry in part two of her post.

Strong at the Broken Places: On Living Bravely with Chronic Illness

(World of Psychology) – There’s a reason why our Therese Borchard is in love with author Richard Cohen. Read this post and I’m positive you’ll feel inspired to.