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Overcoming negative emotions

Dealing with the "Black Dog"

One of the more important research discoveries in recent years has been that significant aspects of personality are inheritable.  For those who frequently have hours or days of depression, anxiety or mood problems it is as important to recognize some part of our personality is with us for life just as it has been helpful for addicts to accept that alcoholism is a disease and it is now an ongoing part of personal health.  This acceptance however, is not a sad and helpless resignation.  It is acceptance that brings "serenity to accept the things I cannot change; 
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