I caught the movie Love and Other Drugs over the weekend. Did you see it? I have to say it surprised me by it’s uncharacteristically non-romantic romantic comedy. Although it was funny and about love, it broached the topic in such a poignant and refreshing way, I was taken aback.

There was something Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Jamie said towards the end of the movie that really stuck with me. He said that in a parallel universe the two of them would be healthy and perfect and would worry about superficial things like feeling guilty about hiring someone to clean their house. (Not to spoil it for you if you haven’t seen the movie, but it is mentioned in the movie’s description that one of them is ill.) Yet, he said he would rather be the couple they were now.

As I get through my own mix bag of sickness, I am reminded of what it means to be healthy, the importance we place on insignificant worries and how being sick is a constant reminder of what’s really important-the people we love and our lives. I hope that if you’re feeling under the weather as well, you’ll take some time to rest, relax and reflect on everything good in your life. Oh and don’t forget to read this week’s mix bag of best blogs to lift you up. Keep warm, safe and healthy during this winter season and enjoy!

7 Quick Tips to Avoid a Meltdown

(World of Psychology) – Yes it’s the season of joy and laughter. But it’s also the season of meltdowns. Read these 7 tips quick to avoid another one.

Can Too Much Reliance on Technology Become a Depressant?

(Managing Depression Skillfully) – Are you a technoholic? If you love gadgets and technology galore, you’re normal. With all of our reliance on technology, however, this question remains: Can our heavy reliance on technology contribute to the rising rates of depression?

Parenting Experts Say No to Religion, Spirituality

(Therapy Soup) – Do you believe religion and spirituality development are an important part of raising your kids? Therapy soup weighs in.

IQ Doesn’t Predict Academic Achievement

(Autism, Asperger’s & Beyond) – Read about the recent study you probably already know about-IQs of children with high functioning autism don’t predict their academic success. Learn about the discrepancies here. Some you might already know about while others may surprise you.

How to Bring Love Back into Your Life

(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – You might feel like you’ve tried everything. But no matter what you do, you just can’t seem to talk to him or her without arguing. Mindfulness & Psychotherapy offers a solution and a challenge. Find out what it is and see if it can help bring love back into your relationship.