Read or listen about holistic mental health solutions

Read or listen about holistic mental health solutions


mission for your life

Meaning, purpose and a mission for your life, and why these things matter!

Do you feel that your life has direction and meaning? Is there something you feel driven to do in this world? Beneath all of our conditioning, and “taming” throughout our upbringing? In this post I talk about the importance of meaning and purpose in our lives. I delve into Johann Hari’s theory of disconnection from work as a potential root cause of depression, and I also share useful questions to ask yourself to help clarify your purpose and meaning in life.

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Depression unmet needs

Depression as a sign of unmet needs

As the journalist Johann Hari said: If you’re suffering from depression or anxiety, you’re not a machine with broken parts. You are a human with unmet needs. In this episode on The Better Mental Health Podcast, I dive into this idea from a lifestyle perspective.

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Root causes of depression functional medicine

Root causes of depression according to functional medicine

Depression is a complex and multi-factorial illness with many potential causes. In this episode, I dive into some of the main ideas of the potential physical root causes of this unfortunately now very common mental illness.

Listen to this episode if you want to learn more about functional medicine and how it differs from the more conventional approach to health and illness, and what might be going on within the body of someone suffering from depression.

If you are struggling with low mood then make sure not to miss this episode.

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Debunking the biggest myths about depression

The 10 biggest myths about depression – let’s debunk them!

In this episode I share what I believe to be the 10 biggest myths about depression. But this episode isn’t just for people who have never suffered from depression themselves, and who want to better understand what it can feel like. It is also for those who are currently struggling with their mental health and who might be thinking that they’re weak, that something is fundamentally wrong with them, or that they’ll always suffer from depression.

So let’s debunk those myths!

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overcome depression naturally

Welcome to the blog

I’m Claudia Smith, a qualified nutritional therapist, functional medicine practitioner and coach specialising in depression. This is where I share my thoughts and advice on natural and holistic approaches to overcoming depression.

Download my free guide: 15 ways to overcome depression naturally