How often do you cry? Daily, weekly, once in awhile? One of the side effects I experienced while I was on Prozac was loosing the ability/desire to cry. The medication made me pretty numb. It took a very long time for me to figure out this was a result of the medicine. So when I tapered off the anti-depressant, I began to feel again which led to crying. Our society too often says we … [Read more...] about When Was The Last Time You Cried?
My husband and I have had rental properties for years. So far we have had incredibly great experiences. Today marks a shift in that. One day. One shift. That's all. We now have a property with a broken contract. We've decided to step out of the way. It's going to cost us thousands of dollars. It's not fair. It's not right. The way our tenants are being is not moral or ethical. It's … [Read more...] about Today’s Challenge To Hold The Line
It is the winter of 2010. My good friend recommended a book to me. She was in the middle of her own journey of finding answers for one of her children who was having significant health challenges. She told me about the book and, honestly, I was somewhat skeptical. I tucked the information away. About a month after the experience that I wrote about in this post, a friend showed up on my door … [Read more...] about A Huge Key to Unlocking My Depression
It is the summer of 2011. I have been battling the war for 11 years now. I've been off antidepressants fairly regularly for two years as I try to get to the root of this. I am on a really good vitamin supplement plan. But the darkness still rears its ugly head off and on. I wonder, really wonder, if I'm ever going to beat this. There are times that are really hopeful. Other times are far … [Read more...] about Counter-Attack the Poison
It was a few years into depression that I really began to recognize that I was numb. Being numb is an interesting place to be. I have always been a religious person. I have always had a relationship with my Higher Power. So when this waned, I was confused--at best. I wondered if I had done something wrong. I will never forget days and months and years of feeling little to no emotion. It … [Read more...] about Wherein I Feel Numb
For the past few years I have been using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), otherwise known as Tapping. I have used it with great success. What I have noticed is its ability to move me into a state of calm when I feel overwhelmed about something. A great resource to learn more is http://www.thetappingsolution.com/. (The following is directly quoted from their website.) Why Does EFT … [Read more...] about A Quick and Effective Technique to Reduce Stress–Tapping