NOTE ...And I offer a whole list of personally created "Therapies" to help you.

Roller Coaster of Life

Roller Coaster of Life
Life's Ups and Downs

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Finding that "something"

Some of my days are so repeatedly boring that I have to really think about the things I truly enjoy doing, and then make myself DO THEM !

I have created projects that I would like to accomplish/finish...such as photo albums for my boxes of photos. And I have discovered that I LOVE to write...creative writing I guess it is called. I think about life in general for a moment and get a particular thought about one thing, and then I write my thoughts and feelings about it.

Struggling with is crucial to our mental and emotional health and well being to keep busy.....any kind of busy that will occupy our thoughts away from the SAD down times, is a good thing. We need to find that “something” within us that will help to soothe and calm "what ails us".

Friday, May 23, 2008

Our inner child

I am told we all have an inner child....My interpretation of it is: that child-like part of me that desires to be carefree and safe, and where my most tender feelings and thoughts reside. I feel my inner child is strong and desires for me to be all that I can be.

What does your inner child feel or think about you?

And what do you feel and think about your inner child?

For inner child longs to be free from the heavy burden of my sometimes mental and emotional up and down problems. My inner child loves me and I love my inner child. I desperately desire to be like my inner child....but I don't know quite how to accomplish that.

I just now had this thought: .... “is that why I retreat within myself a lot” ?

Click on the link below for an interesting website about our INNER CHILD:

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Get a life

I spend way too much time at this computer....I’ve got to get a life!!!!

But I LOVE writing on my blogs and reading other peoples blogs, and checking out this and looking at that... I’ve got to get a life!!!!

But I learn so much from my travels on the computer and internet. Time goes by so quickly when I am on the computer.....I’ve got to get a life!!!

My writings are good depression therapy for me as is everything I do on my computer, along with loving to watch movies and getting myself lost in them. For the moment....this IS my life!!!

By the way, I will give another plug for my new blog: “Movies....My Therapy”

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I am Miss ornery mouth ! (revised)

It is either old age, not feeling well, or something else that is contributing to my new found ornery mouth. Lately, I find that I have less patience, a shorter fuse, and the lock on my mouth seems to be broke!! I hope this phase improves before I get myself into trouble. Maybe I need MORE alone time.....or three days of straight movie watching !
NOTE: I have just started a new blog called "Movies...My Therapy". If you are interested, click on the link up at the very top left of this blog where links to my other blogs are. So, if you love movies like I do and they help your depression days, too, you can read the descriptions and opinions I give on the movies I have seen.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Knowing and understanding that I am an introvert has helped me so much!

.... I N N I E ....

Oh what a blessing to finally discover that I am not all alone in my feelings and habits of not being a people person or not feeling comfortable in large crowds or social events and struggling with carrying on a conversation with someone.

It is such a good feeling to know that I am not “weird” for enjoying time being just with myself. And that I am ok because I don’t WANT or NEED lots of social life and tons of friends.

Discovering that 1/3 of the population is introverted, brings lots of comfort and greater understanding and acceptance of myself. I am a normal introvert and that knowledge has brought me such relief!

There is a book called “The Introvert to thrive in an extrovert world”, written by Marti Olsen Laney, Psy.D. The author herself is an introvert. The book shows introverts how to work with, instead of against, their temperament to enjoy a well-lived life.

If you are interested in the book, click on the link below: