Seeing others openly write about their personal struggles, I am feeling like a weakling. Their name is connected to their struggle with whatever is happening to them. I have a good friend who is sharing her thoughts about stress and anxiety. And there are all the celebrities who have come out and shared their stories about living with depression. Plus, the stories about … [Read more...] about Am I Strong Enough to Publicly Acknowledge my Depression?
Ask better questions
It would be so easy to go down that rabbit hole. “Oh, whoa is me.” But many questions come to mind. Are these things I should be worrying about? How are you coping with Covid 19? How can I do what I need to do when the world is facing Covid19? Will I get it? Do I already have it and do not know? What if I don’t get it? Should I self-quarantine … [Read more...] about Should I be Worried?
I’m not sure if I mentioned I hit a deer with my truck a few weeks ago. I never found the deer. It was after 11:30 PM and the road was a dark, two lane affair through the country. I turned around twice and looked carefully on both sides of the road. Nothing. The next day, on the way to work, I checked again for any signs of the deer, or maybe circling buzzards. Still … [Read more...] about I Almost “Should” All Over Myself This Morning.
Why do I feel "I am NOT enough?" All I need is one more certification and then I can really be effective in my side business. Once I achieve my goal of going to the gym 5 times a week,, then life will be fine. When I have X number of dollars a month coming in, then everything will be great. All I need is a title, then I am somebody. Sitting on the front porch, drinking … [Read more...] about Where is the Proof That “I Am Not Enough?”
This is one of the key skills I must learn if I am to make sure depression is not my boss. Asking better questions, not just hearing the voice of depression will keep me from making impulsive, rash, and often destructive decisions. In the hospital, I was given a handout titled “How to Challenge Unhelpful Thinking Styles.” My thanks to the nurses at UVA 5 East for this … [Read more...] about When Will I Ask These 12 Better Questions?