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A May Playlist: Music To Make You Happy!

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The birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and it’s finally time to put away those black pants and break out the colorful skirts (or shorts)! I don’t know about you, but once the time has come that I can open up my sunroof, I also need to have the perfect music to sing along to while the sun shines down into my car. There really is no better feeling. Whether you’re spring cleaning that dusty book shelf of yours, hiking the Appalachian Trail or simply relaxing in the warm sun with a good book, these songs will make you happy and get you in the springtime spirit.

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Finding an Island of Hope in a Sea of Depression is The Happiness Quest

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There are many ways to try to visualize major clinical depression, a disorder that affects one out of every five women and one out of every eight men. The picture I always found most accurate comes from a scene in the Tom Hanks movie Cast Away. One moment, he’s on a plane, safe and comfortable. He’s flying through a storm, but it’s being navigated. All is well. Suddenly, the wind roars through the cabin, the plane plummets towards its doom, the captain and crew scream in confusion and terror. The plane crashes into the sea. Hanks’ character is underwater, but through a stroke of fate, he makes his way to the surface, along with an inflatable life raft. He climbs…

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