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March 26, 2014 at 7:02 am #53557
You have every right to feel devastated. That’s a lot of emotional investment wiped out with a few harsh words. What I’m wondering is about is your references to depression. If you’re sad/blue as a result of what you’re going through, that’s one thing. If you have been diagnosed with depression, that’s quite another matter. If you are sad or blue, the foregoing advice from members here is awesome. If you are clinically depressed, you should seek professional help in the form of talk therapy, antidepressants or both. Depression is so debilitating mentally, physically and emotionally that it would be virtually impossible for you to achieve a healthy outcome from your present situation.
There is life after this storm and I hope you find it in bountiful measure.December 5, 2013 at 12:26 pm #46270
I’m so sorry for your loss. The only thing I’ve ever known to ease the pain of losing a 4-legged field companion is time and a new pup.November 19, 2013 at 6:07 am #45487
Your piece is light, breezy — great style, like a haiku. And it has a lot of substance from ‘back in the day.’ But just as it’s getting instructive at the end, you bring the curtain down. How about sharing your journey from a drug-assisted journey thru innerspace to a more sober exploration.October 5, 2013 at 7:19 am #43235
Last week, for the first time, I walked away from an acquaintance who went on a black-hearted tirade. In doing so, I told him that I chose to limit my exposure to negativity. Interestingly, to me, he immediately cooled his jets by half and requested that I not hold his tirade against him forever. I told him that I would not.
Walking away was probably not the most empathetic tactic, but he vastly exceeded my boundaries and I enforced them and avoided his ‘black hole’ of anger and negativity. The silver lining was that:
— it felt pretty good to have an experience that illustrated the effectiveness of personal boundaries, and
— my acquaintance benefitted from my action because I did nothing to fuel his rage, he cooled down, and perhaps he was left with a good example to ponder rather than the subject of his rage.September 21, 2013 at 1:51 pm #42559
Workout 4x/wk, including yoga, power lifting and aerobics. I was circling the drain in the hospital two years ago and am getting ready to celebrate my 2nd gym anniversary. For me, working out and getting in shape was a step on the road to positive thinking and whatever’s next in that direction.September 18, 2013 at 9:11 am #42400
I hear that growl of frustration. I’m new to posthink but an old hand at seeking happiness on a road map. It feels good to be in a new environment, but I believe it is ultimately more of a distraction than a solution. Perhaps you should consider redirecting the energy and resources required to move somewhere else into a quest for personal peace and balance in whatever location you find yourself.September 17, 2013 at 8:19 am #42351
In addition to 4x/week workouts, a schedule I’ve stuck to for nearly two years (and 35 lost pounds), I’ve recently begun exploring the power of positive thinking. It sure is refreshing compared to the alternative — a lifetime of negative thinking. I can tell that it’s going to take a lot of effort and practice to stay on the high road, but I’m determined and encouraged by day-to-day success.