August from Previous Years Dear Readers, I have always been affected by low light levels in the day, and especially in the afternoon. One time, a doctor even wanted to put me in the hospital for it, as it led to not only depression, but binge eating at the time. Summer was the same as … Continue reading Preparing for SAD
Dear Readers,I am at my favorite coffee shop, where seem to be able to write the best.My home is too comfortable, and I can distract myself too easily.I have suffered from depression for many years.I take anti-depressants, use a happy light, exercise and do all of the things that are supposed to help.I am also suffering from a … Continue reading Depression
I Am More
Dear Readers,Yesterday, I met a friend who has also stopped drinking.We met over coffee, and talked about our drinking-free journeys, our fears, hopes and dreams. I was once again reminded how connected we all are.We are connected in our quest for a full, happy life.At some point, in my story, I got tripped up by alcohol … Continue reading I Am More
Back Into The Light
Dear Readers,I am so sorry I haven't been able to post or comment on your blogs.I have have been in a very deep depression.I was very worried for a few days. So was my hubby.I didn't leave the house for four days, and just non-stop crying.I am on anti-depressants, and will be seeing my doctor tomorrow.Depression … Continue reading Back Into The Light
Something Lost, Something Gained
My Cochlear ImplantDear Readers,Last November, I had a cochlear implant. I have had a hearing loss for most of my life, but over the last 10 years it declined very quickly.I still use a hearing aid in my other ear, although it doesn't help much.The implant helps me hear speech better, but it does not allow me … Continue reading Something Lost, Something Gained
GO AWAY Scary Monsters!
Dear Readers,I REFUSE to get down about having another cold.I just won't let my thoughts take me to that place!Whatever place that might be! LOLI say NO to my depressed, weepy, poor me thoughts.GO AWAY! This is one tool that worked for me in talking back to my drinking urges.So, I am trying to see … Continue reading GO AWAY Scary Monsters!