I am recommended News Fasts a lot these days.

I don’t think people have a clue what is going on in their brains and spirits when they watch television news.

Watching television News is like hypnosis, but with even less control about the kind of content that washes over your brain. Read more on You May Need A News Fast…

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Wouldn’t it be fun to just sit in front of the TV all day and watch your favorite shows?

Actually, it’s pretty darn depressing.  Anyway, that’s what I have noticed, and now it’s official.

I cannot begin to guess the number of people I have diagnosed as depressed who watch television all day.  I’ve noticed it for a long time, and part of my standard examination is to find out what people do with their daily lives.

Short answer – couch potato.

Most of the time these folks aren’t actually trying to change their lives or get better.  This isn’t just a simple, “Oh, I gotta catch Jerry Springer!” or “Oprah is supposed to be good today!” Read more on TV And Depression…

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