I have been taking various anti-depressants for 9 years. They work for awhile, a year or 2, and then they flag in their effectiveness, and I slowly sink into a depression again. My thoughts become circular and negative. Please help me know more about how to help myself. (5 minutes, 6 seconds)

I know I have a Spirit Guide, but can't seem to feel her, or to get in touch with her. I am having so many problems with depression, that I need her to help me. Sometimes I see her in my dreams. (4 minutes, 42 seconds)

I have had rheumatoid arthritis since the age of six. I am now 58 and the doctors are amazed that I have not become crippled and even that I am still alive. Why have I escaped the devastation of this disease when so many succumb to it? (3 minutes, 05 seconds)

Alana, when will I be happy? I have had depression for almost 2 years. I am so lonely, and I cannot see anything good in my future. All I want is to be happy and have someone to share my life with - I have so much to give, and no one seems to want it! (4 minutes, 10 seconds)

Alana, can you say a few words about depression. It seems that there are so many people in the world that are unhappy, low on energy, and out of touch with their purpose for one reason or another. (5 minutes, 00 seconds)

I have a skin condition. The Dr. says it is stress. I am seeing a psychiatrist and taking 2 different anti-depressants. Can you give me any idea what I can do to help? (3 minutes, 59 seconds)

My back was injured on my job and now I'm losing it and now I also discovered that I have Hepatitis C; most likely I got it from my health care job. (6 minutes, 15 seconds)

How do I break my addiction to smoking? I hate smoking and being unhealthy. I feel like I'm treating my body as the enemy. I have tried unsuccessfully many times to quit. Do you have any suggestions how I can be successful and start to respect my body more? (2 minutes, 46 seconds)

I don't understand what life has in store for me. I have had my house on the market to sell and it finally has a buyer. Then a tumor is found in the back of my mouth and I may require extensive medical treatment. (3 minutes, 53 seconds)

Alana, my question is about the ringing in my ears. (2 minutes, 33 seconds)

Dear Alana, I have worked to understand the purpose of the noise in my head which I refer to as "crickets".

Will you please address the issue of substance addictions. The dependence on alcohol, drugs, tobacco, etc. is a horrible way to live. (3 minutes, 33 seconds)