Tag Archives: coping

God Never Wastes A Hurt

This past weekend I spent time watching videos by Chonda Pierce  – she is the Queen of Clean and rated as the top funny woman… and she is hilarious… she takes everyday life and adds a comedic twist to it. She is also an advocate for mental health issues and is very open about her own …

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Walt Disney – “Life is a harsh sentence…”

How Celebrate Recovery agrees with Walt Disney

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Time…

It’s been over a year since my last post… a lot can happen in a year… and in some ways time can seem to stand still… I’m not where I was a year ago… I am closer to God again… and I’m enjoying that… I have a better support system in place… and I’ve needed …

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Home again & the journey continues…

I was released from the psych ward last Friday… some old meds removed – some new meds added… other meds tweak… and I feel better – I feel okay – no use of PRNs since my release… I know I’m not ready to go back to work just yet… I need to build up to …

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From Extrovert to Introvert

A few months ago,  say November,  anyone who knows me would have classified me as an extrovert… Since my depression and anxiety have hit I am very much the opposite…  So what has changed,  other than brain chemistry? From personal insight I would say that I’ve put up a wall partly for personal protection and …

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Flickering Flame

For the past week I’ve been an inpatient at our local hospital…  In the psych ward…  Major med adjustments…  Tonight hubby will pick me up on a weekend pass…  Next week towards the end of the week I should be released…  Then the next phase of this journey will continue…  Trying to establish a daily …

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Duck season or Wabbit season?

Did anxiety come first or did depression? One thing I know is that they like to play together and play fiendish pranks…  It reminds me of Bugs Bunny arguing with Duffy Duck over who was the target for Elmer Fudd… Bugs Bunny Clip Some days you wake up and depression has decided to take most …

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Paradox

I’m wondering if I’m caught in a paradox…  As the depression medications start working better it seems that my anxiety is also going up…  And it could be that when my mood was so low that it was masking the anxiety….  I went through something similar with my brain injury…  The second year it felt …

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What Anxiety (can) Feel Like

I suffer from anxiety…  And I’m trying to figure out my triggers…  For me one is my high personal expectations…  The rest are still a mystery…  I can be sitting watching TV when I suddenly start feeling overwhelmed…  For me it’s in my head and chest…  Then it takes off…  At times it feels like …

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Out of the Blue

I’m finding that the brain is still such a mystery… ok – not a big surprise really – but still… just when I thought I was starting to understand and maybe gain a bit of control… WHAM!! Suicidal thoughts come out of the blue…. I was driving with friends and the car slid a bit …

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