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

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Are you hanging in there?

Give it all you can.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Some days we just gotta do it

When you have several bad days in a row, just take a few hours, or as long as you need to, and do nothing but watch movies (not on TV with those interrupting commercials that just make you crazy).

I like to lay on my bed with my legs elevated and watch movies. I feel that I am totally relaxed then and comfy. Watching movies provides a temporary escape for me so that my mind and emotions can rest.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Ah...the good ole days when life was slower and less involved!

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Yes…the good ole days….when we didn’t have all the mental stress and worries like we seem to do today. Today’s life style is a real struggle, for sure. At least it is for me.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mystery Woman's blog

You can always do as "Mystery Woman" does (one of my "other" blogs)....mentally change things from the real, to the what if.....just for fun and to get away from the pain of things for awhile....and have a laugh or two.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Change gears

Some days are really hard when I begin to feel the sad, discouraging and overwhelming feelings and thoughts start to creep into my being. I really try not to entertain the thoughts that want to come, because the more I do, the worse they get....and the worse I get. I need to change gears and quickly try and force myself to think of happy things, different things....anything that will divert the onslaught of another depression episode. Even hurriedly changing the activity I am engaged in at the time and doing something totally different, really works.

Saturday, April 4, 2009


.......that you are this child whose face He holds in His hands, and that His eyes are looking into yours with all the tenderness and love in the world.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A unique book

This book, “The Secret”, (by Rhonda Byrne), is a very unique book, indeed. Inside this book, learn what The Secret can do to bring you joy and transform your life.

What is the Secret? is the law of attraction! The following paragraphs are taken from the book:

“Everything that’s coming into your life you are attracting into your life. And it’s attracted to you by virtue of the images you’re holding in your mind. It’s what you’re thinking. Whatever is going on in your mind you are attracting to you” (page 4).

“What you are thinking now is creating your future life. You create your life with your thoughts. Because you are always thinking, you are always creating. What you think about the most or focus on the most, is what will appear as your life” (page 16-17).

“The law (of attraction) is simply reflecting and giving back to you exactly what you are focusing on with your thoughts. With this powerful knowledge, you can completely change every circumstance and event in your entire life, by changing the way you think” (page 17).

Click the following link to take you to The Secret website:

Friday, March 6, 2009

Retreating to our mental closet

I have a friend who says he goes in his (mental) closet when he has a really bad day with depression. He seeks a quiet place in his home where he can be alone and where he does not have to interact with others for awhile. Here in his “closet”, he can do some reading, or his writings, or just sit and think and analyze and try to work out some solutions to what is bothering him, so that he can come to accept his thoughts and emotions. He says that time seems to be the real cure and then he can go forward again.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Soak up the sun and fresh air

Now as the weather begins slowly to get warmer, take advantage of this and get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and Mr. Sun’s warmth. It is extremely good therapy.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Finding life worth living, through the example of others

No persons troubles should be minimized, as we all are unique and we all handle things in a different way with our own strengths. We all have seen people who have made the most of their lives even against tremendous odds.

Meet Nick Vujicic. Watch his following videos...he is an inspiration of hope, faith and courage to all of us. He put me to shame with my whining and complaining:

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Reading therapy...whatever it takes to help us

There are many kinds and types of written material that we can use for reading therapy. Each of us is different with what interests us. But I am sure that we all can find SOMETHING that we enjoy reading...even the comics. I love to read fiction novels.

Here is my list of books that I have read within the last 12 months: Stephenie Meyer
New Moon.....Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse.......Stephenie Meyer
Breaking Dawn....Stephenie Meyer
Midnight Sun (partial draft).....Stephenie Meyer
Don't Cry Wolf......Clair Poulson
A Train To Potevka.....Mike Ramsdell
The Christmas Shoes…Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Blessing….Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Hope….Donna VanLiere
The Christmas Promise….Donna VanLiere
Escape….Carolyn Jessop

Thursday, January 8, 2009

A new year and new determinations

The end of one year and the beginning of a new one seems to bring with it a renewed determination to do better and to try harder.

I hope this is where you are at, in your feelings. I hope that this past Christmas season was good to you and that you felt love and gratitude and know in your heart that you are not alone with your struggles.