Feeling depressed? Ask these 4 great questions.

Feeling depressed? Ask these 4 great questions.

Could a few simple questions take you from depression to happiness? 

Well, as I'm sure many of you would know it's not that easy BUT these great questions will certainly help get you started on the right path…

by Kristi Kremers from the Elephant Journal

Feeling down? Feeling blue? Feeling heartbroken? Hurt? Angry?

Dr. Angeles Arrien, the phenomenal cultural anthropologist, outlines four questions used in indigenous societies by shamans and medicine workers to diagnose the depressed and heartbroken:

  • When did you stop dancing?

  • When did you stop singing?

  • When did you stop being enchanted by stories?

  • When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence?

Here are some suggested prescriptions to help shift your energy and soothe your soul:


“If you just set people in motion, they’ll heal themselves,”

~ Gabrielle Roth

Dance in your room, dance in your shower, dance in the car. Close the door of your office or the break room and dance some more. Dance while you’re cooking supper. You can dance even as you sit in your chair, or if you’re brave and don’t care if anyone’s watching, “dancewalk” as you go down the street.


“Singing is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on Earth.”

~ Edith Piaf

Strike a pose with your posture, connect with your breath, and put on a favorite jam you can belt it out to. Have a playlist ready of your favorite songs for easy access. I personally like to put on Aretha, Tina Turner, or some AC/DC (as my neighbors can attest to!)

Adele is perfect for breakups. Let it out.

Pick a soundtrack to match your mood and give yourself permission to feel it all…

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