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    Antiques, Astrology, painting, collectibles, music, (most genre'), My Poodles, Prince Baci, of Venice and Prince Remy, "That's Our Boy!", The Gulf of Mexico, sand and surf, swimming. Dining and dancing, theater. Widowed.
    My three grown children. TWO darling grandson's (Sam & Max!)
    Sam was born on New Years Day, 2004. Max was born Feb 21, 2009. In Bucks Co PA.
    I have adorable twin granddaughters, born Oct 3rd, 2008, near me in FL!
    Two darling older granddaughters , 15 & 19, (in FL), (a very YOUNG Grandmier, I might add.) DF member since 2001
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  1. From Depressionforums.org
  2. Medications for Bipolar Disorder Other names: Bipolar Affective Disorder; Bipolar Affective Mood Disorder; Bipolar I Disorder; Bipolar II Disorder; Manic Depression; Manic Depressive Disorder; Manic Depressive Illness; Mood Disorder
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    Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family. Take action today to help others as we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Throughout May, every MH organization participants across the country are raising awareness for the importance of mental health. Each year they fight #stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger. Help DF spread the word, through the many awareness, support and advocacy activities below by showing you're #IntoMentalHealth. May is Mental Health Awareness Month National Mental Health Month raises awareness about #mentalillness and related issues in the United States. In recent times, attitudes towards #mentalhealth issues appear to be changing. Negative attitudes and #stigma associated with mental health have been reduced and there has been growing acceptance towards mental health issues and #support for people with them. Despite this shift in attitude, the idea of a mental health awareness campaign is not a recent one. In the late 1940's, the first @NationalMentalHealthAwarenessWeek was launched in the United States. What is @Stigma? #Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a #mentalhealth condition. Some people describe stigma as a feeling of shame or judgement from someone else. Stigma can even come from an internal place, confusing feeling bad with being bad. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support and living well. Learning how to avoid and address stigma are important for all of us, especially when you realize stigma’s effects: People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and #discrimination. This can make their journey to #recovery longer and more difficult. Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability across the United States. Why is it a Problem? Even though most people can be successfully treated, less than half of the adults in the U.S. who need services and treatment get the help they need. The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youth ages 15-24 and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans. Please consult your doctor if you are concerned about your health. Share Your Story It’s important for people living with mental health conditions to know that they are not alone. @Sharing a @story about your personal experiences with mental health challenges can help in your own recovery as well as provide encouragement and support to others with similar experiences. Telling your story can take several forms: Prose/poetry Song lyrics Inspirational quotes Drawings Photos Videos DepressionForums.org offers safe, moderated spaces for sharing stories and creative expression: One Step At A Time and Breaking Stories. The Water Cooler. You have an authentic voice. You Are Not Alone. You can make a difference for yourself and others by sharing your experiences and perspective. What has helped? What hasn’t? What has been most discouraging about your condition? What has given you hope? There are all sorts of things you know that other people want to know—you are not alone. Let them know that they aren’t either. Get involved. Thank you to Nami.org and Whathealth.com for their contributions What is Stigma? Why is it a Problem? Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as a feeling of shame or judgement from someone else. Stigma can even come from an internal place, confusing feeling bad with being bad. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support and living well. Learning how to avoid and address stigma are important for all of us, especially when you realize stigma’s effects: People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult. Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability across the United States. Even though most people can be successfully treated, less than half of the adults in the U.S. who need services and treatment get the help they need. The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youth ages 15-24 and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans. - See more at: https://www.nami.org/stigmafree#sthash.I3vqE99S.dpuf What is Stigma? Why is it a Problem? Stigma is when someone, or even you yourself, views a person in a negative way just because they have a mental health condition. Some people describe stigma as a feeling of shame or judgement from someone else. Stigma can even come from an internal place, confusing feeling bad with being bad. Navigating life with a mental health condition can be tough, and the isolation, blame and secrecy that is often encouraged by stigma can create huge challenges to reaching out, getting needed support and living well. Learning how to avoid and address stigma are important for all of us, especially when you realize stigma’s effects: People experiencing mental health conditions often face rejection, bullying and discrimination. This can make their journey to recovery longer and more difficult. Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability across the United States. Even though most people can be successfully treated, less than half of the adults in the U.S. who need services and treatment get the help they need. The average delay between the onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years. Suicide is the second leading cause of death of youth ages 15-24 and the tenth leading cause of death for all Americans. - See more at: https://www.nami.org/stigmafree#sthash.I3vqE99S.dpuf
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    UK Mum's Day It's one of those dates that changes each year and one that's easily forgotten without a gentle reminder. The origins of Mother’s Day date back as early as the ancient Greek times. The ancient Greeks dedicated an annual spring festival to maternal goddesses and ancient Romans also celebrated a spring festival called Hilaria which was for a mother goddess called Cybele. The occasion is celebrated on different dates throughout the world but here in the UK it will fall on March 26 in 2017. In the UK Mother's Day is always the fourth Sunday of Lent, the 24-hours marks the maternal bond that exists between a mum and child - as well as other maternal figures such as grandmothers, mothers-in-law and stepmums. When is Mother's Day 2017? If you want to plan something special for your mum this year then you need to note it now - Mother's Day falls on Sunday, March 26. Just two days before the new £1 coin is released. There's almost definitely no correlation there however. Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration, which we Brits celebrate exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday. It has now evolved into a day of appreciation for all the maternal women in our lives. Traditionally gifts such as flowers and chocolates are given as special thanks for all that mums do. What are the origins of Mother's Day? Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration that has now become a worldwide event where we show mums how much we appreciate them. More than 30% of Brits say their mum is the most inspirational person in their life. Mother's Day is traditionally a celebration to observe and celebrate mums, grandmothers and step-mums with flowers, breakfast in bed, gifts and cards. As previously mentioned, Mother's Day can find its origins back in the ancient Greek times but we celebrate it today in a way which the Americans started in the early 20th Century. More recent origins of Mothering Sunday date back to the 1600s in England when it was held on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It was originally a day for Christians to visit their 'mother church'.
  5. Thank you, KS! There is no room for these type of arguments or attacks on DF. Everyone has their opinions, but if it turns into attacking someone for them, then we stop them. ~Lindsay
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    March is Brain Injury Awareness Month National Brain Injury Awareness Month (March 2017) 03/2017 According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.5 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from nontraumatic causes. TBIs can affect the functionality of the brain—affecting thinking, reasoning, and memory. Whether the victim is an adult, a child, or an infant, TBIs can have a major impact on individuals and their families. To raise awareness of traumatic brain injury, the Brain Injury Association of America recognizes National Brain Injury Awareness Month every March. The NCTSN offers the following resources on traumatic brain injury for families, medical professionals, and military families. Page Contents: For Families For Medical Professionals For Military Families For Families BrainFacts.org Website provides information on the field of neuroscience’s “understanding of causes, symptoms, and outcomes of brain disorders . . . shares the excitement of scientific discovery and educates about the scientific process.” Additional sections are designed for educators, the media, and policymakers. Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) Organization works “to advance brain injury prevention, research, treatment and education, and to improve the quality of life for all individuals impacted by brain injury.” A Physician Talks About Severe Brain Injury: The Basics (2007) (PDF) Booklet offers information that helps individuals who have brain injuries—and their families, caregivers, and friends—understand and deal with the effects and outcomes of a serious brain injury. Includes additional resources on the topic. Brothers and Sisters: Brain Injury Is a Family Affair (PDF) Article discusses common reactions siblings have toward a brother or sister who suffers a TBI. Offers suggestions to parents on how to help their other children deal with the effects of TBI including what to say, activities to share, literature to read, and support groups. The article was partly informed by interviews with families who have a TBI member. Challenges, Changes, and Choices: A Brain Injury Guide for Families and Caregivers Booklet provides information on the nature and consequences of brain injury. Features practical suggestions for families and caregivers on making decisions, helping family members, and enlisting the support of others. Also includes tips on how parents/caregivers can take care of themselves; and information on contacting recovery professionals, hospital stays, and rehabilitation. Includes links to other resources. The booklet may also be appropriate for individuals with mild brain injury. Brain Injury Guide & Resources Website offers information and resources for coping with and understanding TBI. Includes how the brain works; differences in TBI-related issues in children, older persons, and veterans; treatment options; and health care providers who offer services for persons with TBI. BrainLine.org Organization seeks to “provide a sense of community, a place where people who care about TBI can go 24 hours a day for information, support, and ideas.” Website features information and resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI. CanChild Center for Childhood Disability Research Center for research and education (located at McMaster University in Canada) focuses on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) Education Webpage on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) / concussion includes brochures providing guidelines for determining when to allow children with concussion to safely return to activity and to school. Offers links to other resources. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports >En Español: Atención: conmoción cerebral en el deporte juvenil Webpage and toolkit offer information on concussions—a type of traumatic brain injury—for coaches (including an online training course), parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. Topics include advice on preventing, recognizing, and responding to concussions. Webpage includes links to other resources on the topic. Traumatic Brain Injury Webpage describes TBI and gives statistics on those in the United States at highest risk for TBI. Provides information on diagnosis, management, and prevention of various types of traumatic brain injury. Children's Safety Network Center “for the prevention of childhood injuries and violence [offers] expertise on a wide range of injury topics.” Website includes resources for advocacy, materials development, training, technical assistance, needs assessment, and evaluation. Traumatic Brain Injuries Webpage provides definition and signs of TBI; tips for parents and teachers on helping children with TBI and where to find help (including free evaluations); and links to other resources. National Center on Shaken Baby The mission of the national center is “to educate and train parents and professionals, and to conduct research that will prevent the shaking and abuse of infants in the USA.” Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of death in abusive head trauma. The website provides information for parents on how to deal with excessive crying in infants. Traumatic Brain Injury Website provides information for patients, family members, and caregivers on TBI. Topics include types and symptoms of brain injury, TBI treatment and recovery, and insights about the potential long-term effects of brain injury. Animation is used to help patients understand the brain and the results of injuries to different parts of the brain. Includes personal stories of TBI victims and a resource center. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (UAB-TBIMS) Network serves as a resource to promote knowledge in research, health, and quality of life for people with traumatic brain injuries, their families, and TBI-related professionals. Includes educational materials and information on research activities of the UAB-TBIMS, other research resources, professional and consumer groups, and Spanish language information. Back to Top For Medical Professionals Brain Injury Guide & Resources Website offers information and resources for coping with and understanding TBI. Includes how the brain works; differences in TBI-related issues in children, older persons, and veterans; treatment options; and links to health care providers who offer services for persons with TBI. Offers CE credits for health professionals. Brain Trauma Foundation Organization works to improve “TBI patient outcomes worldwide by developing best practice guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers.” Website includes guidelines for management of TBI: prehospital, severe, surgical, acute medical, and field; and information on early indicators. CanChild Center for Childhood Disability Research Center for research and education (located at McMaster University in Canada) focuses on improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families. Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Concussion) Education Webpage on Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) / concussion includes brochures providing guidelines for determining when to allow children with concussion to safely return to activity and to school. Offers links to other resources. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center Center serves active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for health protection services. Website includes information for medical providers including TBI fact sheets, access to free online education (some of which enables CE credits), medical evacuation information, and other educational materials. Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Centers improve the lives of US “service members, families and veterans by advancing excellence in psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and care.” Website includes “tips, resources and educational information for civilian health care professionals about TBI and PTSD and how to approach military patients.” MIRECC Centers, which were established by Congress, research causes and treatments of mental disorders, and use education to put new knowledge into routine clinical practice at the Veterans Administration. Back to Top For Military Families BrainLinemilitary.org Organization provides military-specific information and resources on traumatic brain injury to veterans, service members, and their families. Includes “brain injury symptoms and treatment, rehabilitation, and family issues associated with TBI care and recovery.” Provides “a sense of community, a place where people who care about TBI can go 24 hours a day for information, support, and ideas.” Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) is one of the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded, academic-based organizations dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership and methodologies. Understanding the Impact of TBI on Military Families and Children (PDF) Fact sheet discusses how TBI affects children and how to help children understand a parent’s injury. Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) Center serves active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives and educational programs, and support for health protection services. Website includes educational materials, resources links, and the center’s locations. MIRECC Centers, which were established by Congress, research causes and treatments of mental disorders, and use education to put new knowledge into routine clinical practice at the Veterans Administration. PDHealth.mil Quick Facts: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (PDF) Fact sheet provides information on two of the types of trauma that military personnel are at risk for: TBI & PTSD. Includes common symptoms, healing and management, and treatment. Traumatic Brain Injury Website provides information on TBI for patients, family members, and caregivers. Topics include types and symptoms of brain injury, TBI treatment and recovery, and insights on the potential long-term effects of brain injury. Animation is used to help patients understand the brain and the results of injuries to different parts of the brain. Includes personal stories of TBI victims and a resource center.
  7. WE’RE all feeling down now the Christmas revels are over, with little to look forward to, a hammered bank account, a bulge around the waist, gloomy weather and a return to work after weeks of partying. These factors all come together in a perfect storm for a single day believed to be the most depressing of the year – ‘Blue Monday’. If you’ve already failed to keep your new year resolution, don’t be too hard on yourself What is Blue Monday? It is calculated using a series of factors in a (not particularly scientific) mathematical formula. The factors are: the weather, debt level (specifically, the difference between debt and our ability to pay), the amount of time since Christmas, time since failing our new year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take charge of the situation. It was originally conceived by a PR company but has now become an annual event. When is Blue Monday? According to the formula (below) Blue Monday 2017 will fall on January 16. Bad luck if it’s your birthday. The date is generally reported as falling on the third Monday in January, but can also on the second or fourth Monday, or even the Monday of the last week of January. The first one was January 24 in 2005.
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  11. Seasonal affective disorder treatment: Choosing a light therapy box Light therapy boxes can offer an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder. Features such as light intensity, safety, cost and style are important considerations. By Mayo Clinic Staff Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that typically occurs each year during fall and winter. Use of a light therapy box can offer relief. But for some people, light therapy may be more effective when combined with another SAD treatment, such as an antidepressant or psychological counseling (psychotherapy). Light therapy boxes for SAD treatment are also known as light boxes, bright light therapy boxes and phototherapy boxes. All light therapy boxes for SAD treatment are designed do the same thing, but one may work better for you than another. Talk with your doctor first It's best to talk with your health care provider about choosing and using a light therapy box. If you're experiencing both SAD and bipolar disorder, the advisability and timing of using a light box should be carefully reviewed with your doctor. Increasing exposure too fast or using the light box for too long each time may induce manic symptoms if you have bipolar disorder. If you have past or current eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts or eye damage from diabetes, get advice from your eye doctor before starting light therapy. Request an Appointment Find a Doctor Find a Job Give Now Log in to Patient Account Translated Content Espanol Portugues Arabic Mandarin Twitter Facebook Google YouTube Pinterest Patient Care & Health Info Healthy Lifestyle Symptoms A-Z Diseases & Conditions A-Z Tests & Procedures A-Z Drugs & Supplements A-Z Appointments Patient & Visitor Guide Billing & Insurance Patient Online Services Quality CareFind out why Mayo Clinic is the right place for your health care. Make an appointment. 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Diseases and Conditions Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) Print Basics In-Depth Multimedia Resources News From Mayo Clinic Products and services Free E-newsletter Subscribe to Housecall Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics. Sign up now Understanding a light box A light therapy box mimics outdoor light. Researchers believe this type of light causes a chemical change in the brain that lifts your mood and eases other symptoms of SAD. Generally, the light box should: Provide an exposure to 10,000 lux of light Emit as little UV light as possible References AskMayoExpert. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2015. Martensson B, et al. Bright white light therapy in depression: A critical review of the evidence. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2015;182:1. Sanassi LA. Seasonal affective disorder: Is there light at the end of the tunnel? JAAPA. 2014;27:18. Avery D. Seasonal affective disorder: Treatment. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Feb. 8, 2016. Melrose S. Seasonal affective disorder: An overview of assessment and treatment approaches. Depression Research and Treatment. 2015;2015:1. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/drt/2015/178564/. Accessed Feb. 8, 2016. Kurlansik SL, et al. Seasonal affective disorder. American Family Physician. 2012;86:1037. Hall-Flavin DK (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Feb. 15, 2016. Typical recommendations include using the light box: Within the first hour of waking up in the morning For about 20 to 30 minutes At a distance of about 16 to 24 inches (41 to 61 centimeters) from the face With eyes open, but not looking directly at the light Light boxes are designed to be safe and effective, but they aren't approved or regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for SAD treatment, so it's important to understand your options. You can buy a light box without a prescription. Your doctor may recommend a specific light box, but most health insurance plans do not cover the cost. What to consider Here are some questions to think about when buying a light box for seasonal affective disorder: Is it made specifically to treat SAD? If not, it may not help your depression. Some light therapy lamps are designed for skin disorders — not for SAD. Lamps used for skin disorders primarily emit ultraviolet (UV) light and could damage your eyes if used incorrectly. Light boxes used to treat SAD should filter out most or all UV light. How bright is it? Light boxes produce different intensities of light. Brighter boxes will require less time to use each day, compared with dimmer boxes, to achieve the same effect. Typically the recommended intensity of light is 10,000 lux. How much UV light does it release? Light boxes for SAD should be designed to filter out most or all UV light. Contact the manufacturer for safety information if you have questions. Can it cause eye damage? Some light boxes include features designed to protect the eyes. Make sure the light box filters out most or all UV light to avoid damaging your eyes. Ask your eye doctor for advice on choosing a light box if you have eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts or eye damage from diabetes. Is it the style you need? Light boxes come in different shapes and sizes, with varied features. Some look like upright lamps, while others are small and rectangular. The effectiveness of a light box depends on daily use, so buy one that's convenient for you. Can you put it in the right location? Think about where you'll want to place your light box and what you might do during its use, such as reading. Check the manufacturer's instructions, so you receive the right amount of light at the proper distance. Talk to your health care professional about light box options and recommendations, so you get one that's best suited to your needs. Previous Share Tweet March 16, 2016
  12. Welcome to Depressionforums, GO, We will be here to listen as we are a very caring, supportive community. You will see that and make wonderful frieds and support members yourself someday. Look around and read as there is a plethora of materials to glean from! Take care of you..you are important! & Hugs, ~Lindsay
  13. I agree Tungsten, I was just about to close it. Thank you! Members, Please read the rules of this Religious & Depression Forum! ~Lindsay There is MORE! Read them!
  14. Report post Welcome back Riverlight 2 people like this Quote Edit Options Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians treat them as a separate race - Frank Field RiverLight Gold Member Gold Member 6,764 1,863 posts Gender:Female Location:Northeast USA (IP: 50.189.9.94) · Posted 4 hours ago · Report post Aw, thanks so much, hocico! That is so sweet of you!! 1 person likes this Quote Edit Options Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. Life will always be sorrowful. We can't change it, but we can change our attitude toward it. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. - InspiringQuotes.in Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Self-love brings healing, strength, enlightenment, and attracts true love. - Made up quote by RiverLight salparadise6132 Gold Member Gold Member 8,171 1,812 posts Gender:Male Location:Toronto, Ontario (IP: 74.14.221.13) · Posted 4 hours ago · Report post Hugs my friend. Sending you good thoughts. It will lift. Remember that!!! 1 person likes this Quote Edit Options Don't cry now. Don't you cry. Dry your eyes on the wind. La da da da. Searchingforasoul Silver Member Silver Member 1,305 783 posts Gender:Male Location:Here, there and nowhere (IP: 93.106.126.155) · Posted 4 hours ago · Report post I felt that!! Feeling better all ready. All the best, Sal! 1 person likes this Quote Edit Options ladysmurf Gold Member Gold Member 1,768 1,395 posts Gender:Female Location:U.S.A -- NYC (IP: 146.115.170.166) · Posted 3 hours ago · Report post Welcome girl... 4 people like this Quote Edit Options Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have Support: RiverLight Gold Member Gold Member 6,764 1,863 posts Gender:Female Location:Northeast USA (IP: 50.189.9.94) · Posted 3 hours ago · Report post Aw, thanks Lady! Great to see you again! =) =) HUGS!!!! 1 person likes this Quote Edit Options Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. Life will always be sorrowful. We can't change it, but we can change our attitude toward it. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. - InspiringQuotes.in Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Self-love brings healing, strength, enlightenment, and attracts true love. - Made up quote by RiverLight RiverLight Gold Member Gold Member 6,764 1,863 posts Gender:Female Location:Northeast USA (IP: 50.189.9.94) · Posted 2 hours ago · Report post I have two goals for today: to eat something, a real meal and to try to get some work done. I haven't done an ounce of work in two weeks because of emotional upheaval. So my goal today is to eat and try and work at least just a little bit.. I'm not going to say I can work a full day yet, but I will at least try to make a dent in my projects. I have serious senior-itis right now with most of myself 90% out the door... so hard to motivate. Plus I realized that I truly love someone, someone new in my life, but I can accept friendship because that's all he can give. Wishing everyone here well today. 2 people like this Quote Edit Options Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. Life will always be sorrowful. We can't change it, but we can change our attitude toward it. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. - InspiringQuotes.in Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Self-love brings healing, strength, enlightenment, and attracts true love. - Made up quote by RiverLight hocico Platinum Member Platinum Member 2,607 3,636 posts Gender:Male Location:Angleterre (IP: 93.93.219.240) · Posted 2 hours ago · Report post Wishing you well too River, sounds like two achieveable goals, what are you thinking of making? I know how you feel about being snowed under with work and lacking the motivation, make a start as best you can. P.S The words aren't really coming very well for me today, but it is good to see you back on here ((hugs)) 2 people like this Quote Edit Options Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter Democracy no longer works for the poor if politicians treat them as a separate race - Frank Field RiverLight Gold Member Gold Member 6,764 1,863 posts Gender:Female Location:Northeast USA (IP: 50.189.9.94) · Posted 2 hours ago · Report post Your words are coming out just fine! HUGS! I ate two pieces of cheese this morning so far.... I think I may be back to the old ways, but I will force myself to eat a sandwich. Right now I am just drinking water which fills me up. I haven't done any work yet today but opened a new spreadsheet for my project! LOL..... Lordy, am I bad... motivate motivate! Instead I'm sitting in chat, LOL. Quote Edit Options Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. Life will always be sorrowful. We can't change it, but we can change our attitude toward it. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. - InspiringQuotes.in Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Self-love brings healing, strength, enlightenment, and attracts true love. - Made up quote by RiverLight ladysmurf Gold Member Gold Member 1,768 1,395 posts Gender:Female Location:U.S.A -- NYC (IP: 146.115.170.166) · Posted 50 minutes ago · Report post I ordered Chinese food its the only thing that makes me happy anymore hahah 3 people like this Quote Edit Options Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have Support: feeling_lost Advanced Member Advanced Member 556 295 posts Gender: (IP: 88.195.217.108) · Posted 45 minutes ago · Report post Enjoy! <3 2 people like this Quote Edit Options "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." -Leo Buscaglia "The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart." -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry RiverLight Gold Member Gold Member 6,764 1,863 posts Gender:Female Location:Northeast USA (IP: 50.189.9.94) · Posted 40 minutes ago · Report post Oh good! I'm glad u have something that makes you happy! =) Enjoy and bon appetite! I am going to force myself to eat a sandwich now.. 2 people like this Quote Edit Options Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. Life will always be sorrowful. We can't change it, but we can change our attitude toward it. Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain. - Joseph Campbell Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives. - InspiringQuotes.in Loving yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself. Self-love brings healing, strength, enlightenment, and attracts true love. - Made up quote by RiverLight