Change your words and punctuation (one way to interrupt repetitive thinking in depression).

Sep 24 2014 Published by under Action, Attitude, Change, Choice

repetitive thoughtsToday’s LiftMyDepression challenge is to play with one persistent thought that occupies the most space in your head.

Depression often generates repetitive thoughts:  the ones that go on and on in your mind no matter where you are or what you do.

Do you constantly ask yourself the same question? (e.g. “Why am I so depressed?”Continue Reading »

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Feel depression and do it anyway!

Apr 08 2014 Published by under Action, Choice, Inspiration

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A depressed brain is full of “I can’t” and waiting…

 

Waiting to feel better…

Waiting to have more energy…

Waiting for a better mood…

Waiting for a spark of motivation…

Waiting to care (as in to give a damn about)…

Waiting… Waiting…Waiting…

 

It is hard to do anything when you are in the depths of depression.

Getting yourself to do even the simplest thing like getting dressed, eating breakfast, brushing your teeth, etc. might seem like an attempt to climb Mount Everest.

 

Should you continue to wait?

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7-MINUTE THERAPY for Depression: with Virginia Satir

Jul 22 2013 Published by under Change, Choice, Inspiration

7-minute-therapyTherapy… What comes to your mind when you say this word?

For me personally, it is firmly associated with the word ‘years’.

As in years of therapy!

Somehow, while our modern world has managed to get faster and faster, the duration of therapeutic interventions has managed to stretch and keeps stretching…

I don’t know about you, but it does not seem right to me!  Continue Reading »

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‘I Am Me’ by Virginia Satir

Jun 26 2013 Published by under Inspiration

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I am me

In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me

Everything that comes out of me is authentically me

Because I alone chose it – I own everything about me

My body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions,

Whether they be to others or to myself – I own my fantasies,

My dreams, my hopes, my fears – I own all my triumphs and  Continue Reading »

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Depression 101: Depressed as hell. The end. Or is it?

Oct 09 2012 Published by under Change, Choice, Hope

Imagine yourself back at school. Today you are having your final exam in the subject ‘Depression 101’.

You studied depression very well throughout the academic year. You were literally living, sleeping, breathing it 24/7. You were an A* pupil, and your teacher, Mr. Pain, was always admiring and complimenting your homework.

Now, all that is left is for you to prove you were really doing all your practical assignments by yourself and that your deep knowledge of this subject is your real mastery.

You sit down behind a small desk. You feel comfortable and confident.

You fill in your name.

You are not worried. You know your subject. It will be over in 1 hour or as soon as you put down your 2000 words (whatever comes first).

The exam clock starts ticking. You compose yourself and turn the page over…

Your eyes scan the three possible choices:  Continue Reading »

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