Offering solace for those who are dealing with depression...through a compilation of personal and select outside contributions.
posted by Hopelessly Depressed at 11:58 AM
James. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find all that you are looking for in life. Peace be with you. Let me know if you need anything or want to talk. God bless
What, you didn't want to hear my next 97???? Yeah, okay, blessings on you,anne
Wish you all the luck.take care.
wish you all the luck.take care and god bless.
I look forward to reading in the future as I have gained a lot from this blog. Take all the time you need. :)
James, it is good from time to time to swing your arms up and down in frantic motion while singing, "Clang, clang, clang, went the trolley!" :) It's worth a try, eh?
God bless James. Take of yourself and be well.
James, I hope that whenever you get around to reading this that you are in a good place. You say that you are an analytical person. Use that to your advantage. Do not use it as a way to evaluate in minute detail everything that has gone wrong in your life or where you have failed. Use it to become a part of life and engaged in life because you can take the whole apart and put it back together again. You can do the same with yourselves. You can feel whole again. You can feel comfortable in your skin. I know that you believe in God. He will make up the difference and help you to heal and feel alive. Give yourself the time that it takes. I hope you do check back in a fairly timely basis even if you just drop a line here.
i totally understand the need to take a hiatus from Blogland. i will be following in your footsteps myself. take all the time you need. we'll still be here *smile*you will be in my thoughts and prayers and i hope you find inner strength, inner peace and positivity in your life. i am happy to have made your acquaintance, if even for a short time *smile*take care of yourself because there is only one YOU!peace blessings and lovemiz e
As you can see, you have a built in support system here with all the comments on your threads. Take all the time you need, but if you ever need to vent, we are so here. I will keep checking your blog to see if there is a response even if there is quite a delay. Things are not as bad as they seem!
You are in my thoughts and prayers too, even if I haven't visited here as often as I've meant to. I've been struggling myself, as well.I hope you can do and get what you need to help yourself.
Be well and take care of yourself. You're worth it!!!
Just saying hello in case you are checking in. :)
Here is a little poem written just for you: Hey I know that you need your space. Your friends are waiting for you to make it back to this place. Take your time though as there is no need to race. We greet you with kindness in our face.
Hi! I hope something good happened to you today!
Spring is coming! I heard the birds chirping today! We may get snow on Monday, but I still hang on to the hope of the approaching Spring.
James, I am feeling a little maternal now so my advice will reflect all of this. Are you eating your vegetables? Are you getting enough sunshine? Are you getting enough sleep? In other words, take care of yourself!
I hope that you are well.
A decent leave of absence requires a cruise to an exotic destination. :)
Don't think we can forget about you! I hope that things are working out for you!
Don't give up ever!!!!!
Wishing you a happy day!!!
What is elims backwards?Do it!:)I have heard if you do :) long enough that it releases good hormones. :) :) :)
How is that rebuilding of your self-image coming? I have learned to talk kind to myself in recent years. I read a book about the need to be our own best friend. Don't tear yourself down! There is always areas improvement for all of us, but we need to have confidence to press forth. You have demonstrated yourself to be a confident, insightful, intelligent person. Life has not been going as planned, but do not internalize that as a sum of your worth. You are amazing. Keep trying until you find something that works!
Don't do anything that I wouldn't do. :)
Don't be like the person who thought that he could not make it across the lake at the half way point so he turned around and swam back to the bank. :-\
I hope that you have the energy to start to get your life in order. I had a good friend he went through severe trauma in his youth. I do not know how anybody even survives all that. When he went on meds, he was able to have the energy to work through his past. He has been off meds for five years now and doing good.
I found a quote at motivateus.com/cibt that I wanted to share. Here it is: "If God is the winner, if the sun still burns bright, if the planets still revolve around the sun, if a brand new day is given to us without question, wouldn't you rather be on the winning side?" 2006 by M. Saviel--WA, Australia
I am going to have to change my email address due to a lot of problems with spam etc. I will email you when I get a new one. Meanwhile, I will not be able receive any at my old one shortly as I am shutting it down. I will be in touch. :)
I am going to send you my new email in a moment via email.
James, a funny thing happened by accident and as I result I am sending you on a scavenger hunt if you decide to accept, of course. I generally link from a blog called Ethesis to Piebolar to here. I must have clicked from Piebolar to Ethesis. I addressed comments there thinking I was speaking to you. Since I think he said some very interesting things in his post about grief and feelings, I will direct you there. You can link to there from Piebolar as I mentioned. I did send you an email yesterday, but as I mentioned I changed email addresses and since I lost all stored emails, I went by memory. I think it went through okay as I did not get a message contrary. If Ethesis takes down my comments to you under his post that I think was dated yesterday (Thursday), I will restate them here. Talk to you later!
I have been reading through your blog. The 100 things about you post -was very insightful. You remind me so much of myself and even more of my dear cousin Joe. He recently passed away at only 46-and he lived one of those "unfullfilled lives". So full of promise, he was the oldest of the cousins and I was the youngest (14 years apart)yet we bonded- he was like that older brother I never had. So well-read and charismatic- all in a cool easy going way. We all expected great things from him- and so did he. But his life took a turn and his forward momentum just stopped. He told me once that his life was like that line in a Bruce Springsteen song, "Hungry Heart"-...Like a river that don't know where it's flowin- I took a wrong turn and I just kept going.. Im still mourning the loss of this incredible person. He died of an undiagnosed cancer. I suspect he knew something was wrong- but was too depressed to deal with it. He had reached the point of being "numb"-where nothing matters. I regret bitterly that I never really told him how much he meant to me- how his life was still worth living. We had kept in touch off and on for years- E-mailing whenever he had service and sometimes he would send me these long letters. Im sorry to go on like this, but reading your blog brought back all of these feelings. I just wanted to tell you how courageous you are to open up like this. You are an inspiration and I wish you all the best in your journey. Cece
Don't take any wooden nickels!
Thinking of you, my friend.
James,I'm v new to blogging and only came across yours after typing in the word 'depressed',but even after 5 mins of reading I wanted to contact you.I suffer from depression (I'm 27 and have done so since 16) and am low at the moment,it's a chemical thing- like diabetes,but because it affects our heads there is no fogetting about it.I just hope that you start to feel normal again soon-and i mean normal as in having enough energy and desire to get out of bed.Then you can start from there-nothing amazing like winning the Nobel prize or writing a best seller,just normal enough to get through the day and enjoy the sun or birds singing.Best wishes in the world,Molly x
Molly, I think it is so great that you are able to reach out to James when you are feeling at a low yourself.
Molly, I went to your blog. I was not able to comment there as I do not have an account. I wanted to let you know that I will be reading and am exciting to hear what you have to say. Research interests me. Also, I love to think. I am told that I worry to much by people, which is so funny as I have ocd. I'm like ummm, yeah, that's why I have ocd. But I have found having a sense of humor helps me to cope. When I am depressed my sense of humor is more scarce although I am usually easily amused. Well, I am so glad to find a new interesting blog especially as James is on leave.
Has anyone heard from James? The length of his 'indefinite' leave is a little disconcerting.
Anonymous, if you go to to the link to Molly's blog, you can see that James made a comment there. :)
Hello! I wanted to make sure that you saw that Piebolar had its 1 year anniversary recently.
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