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Paula 0+
Friday, January 26, 2007, 1:08am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I have been struggling with some depression lately, definitely winter light related....but I read Dr. D's blog about his friend passing from a broken heart.  It hit a nerve, as I have been quite unhappy lately in my relationship....more pain than uplift, etc....I was actually having a kind of pain in the chest, sort of more of an ache, I really could not call it chest pains....and lots of sadness that would come on so easily.
So I decided to pull out the books and look at what I could try to fight this.  So I took
some Catechol yesterday and today, and some polyvite that I have around.  I ordered
more in case this helps, but I have to say I am starting to feel more energetic, less prone to tears this afternoon.  I certainly felt sorry for Dr. D and his friend, guess you should read the blog if you haven't already.  My respect for ND's has grown from reading it.  I was wondering if one can be a naturopathic nurse/practioner.  I am 50, seems late to start a new direction, but I was certainly inspired after reading the blog!
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Friday, January 26, 2007, 1:11am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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good to hear you are doing a bit better already!

there s no better drug against depression that pursuing a dream!
I say, go for it!
find out in your community, take charge, and fulfill that interest.


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here's a hug!!! take time for yourself...play beautiful music just for yourself....and go for your dream!
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Friday, January 26, 2007, 5:42am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hi Paula,
Beginning to take care of yourself is an important step, regardless of how relationships with others may be working out.  Nurture and cherish yourself and you will begin to heal emotionally!  

Are you a nurse at this time?  What kind of ideas do you have for the kind of work that would be fulfilling for you?



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Let me not pass you by in quest
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Friday, January 26, 2007, 7:30am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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no...no...noo...noooo dearest paulam it is never too late ...go for it and feel good with it
and here Victoria is completely right live your dreams go for em
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Friday, January 26, 2007, 9:15am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Hi Paula,

The situation you are in I can relate to that. The past ten years of my relation with my ex I experienced depression as well.

What helped me tremendously were (and still are!) the books of Eckhart Tolle.
Also the books of the Enneagram helped me to 'define' my personality, my 'strengths' and my 'weaknesses'. Fact is to accept yourself the way you are and not to let others, partners, friends, 'manipulate' you in any way.. You know, you are right the way you are now, you do not need to be 'shaped' into someone they 'need'.. No way!! Do not let  yourself in in those projectiongames!!
A dear friend on this board helped me see myself with the help of these views.

As long as you have a dream to pursue, to care for others to share yourself with others, you are on the right path..
And.. you have the right to care for yourself in the first place..
You are not selfish as others want to make you believe, if you do not act the way they want you to.. No way!!  It is your one, and only birthright to be happy in this life, to pursue your dreams, to have fun, to care and to share ... In short, to care for yourself.
The moment I feel 'pushed' to act or to do something that makes me feel unhappy, stressed, emotionally hurt or offended, withdrawn, I step back and try to observe what happens..
Most of the times I realize that people are projecting egoplays on eachother in order to get something in return.. It is powerplay.
I learnt this in the past myself. I learnt to take care of myself, after having taken care of my family for more than 25 years. Taking care of others is good, but.. may never lead to disregard, neglect yourself in whatever way!!

If people are ready to accept eachother the way they are, unconditionally, then love will start flowing automatically.. freely and with pleasure.

Paula, I wish you strength, wisdom and perseverence in your situation..
Never, ever doubt yourself.. Listen to your feelings in your belly.. They are always right..  Your innervoice is your guide in life..  

Take good care of yourself.

Cocky
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I'm sorry you are feeling down Paula.

I'm actually going through some of the same feelings and am thinking it can be attributed to memopausal sysmptoms.  I'm back on some supplements/creams for the symptoms and the symptoms have tapered off; however, lately, I just break out in tears (from a disappointed/hurt heart) at a drop of a hat.  I cried uncontrolably for several days at one point.

Funny thing is, a couple of times (yesterday being one of them), I ate some baked sweet potatoes and felt much lighter - emotionally more stable - almost back to myself.  I remember my ND mentioning to me quite awhile ago to eat sweet potatoes as they have a natural hormone.

So, that must be it!  Good information to have.


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Quoted from Debbie
I'm sorry you are feeling down Paula.

I'm actually going through some of the same feelings and am thinking it can be attributed to memopausal sysmptoms.  I'm back on some supplements/creams for the symptoms and the symptoms have tapered off; however, lately, I just break out in tears (from a disappointed/hurt heart) at a drop of a hat.  I cried uncontrolably for several days at one point.

Funny thing is, a couple of times (yesterday being one of them), I ate some baked sweet potatoes and felt much lighter - emotionally more stable - almost back to myself.  I remember my ND mentioning to me quite awhile ago to eat sweet potatoes as they have a natural hormone.

So, that must be it!  Good information to have.


Sweet Potatoes are an avoid for Type A's.


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Quoted from KimonoKat


Sweet Potatoes are an avoid for Type A's.


I know.  But, I eat as a nonnie and I feel no reaction to eating them like I do with any other avoid like wheat (including kamut/spelt), corn, other potatoes, dairy etc.

Besides . . . I would rather deal with the consequences of eating an avoid, if eating it meant I felt better emotionally and didn't wish I was dead every other moment.


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Cooked onions would be a better "sweet" for A's than the sweet potato.

Baked, covered with a bit of water in the pan, whole onions are really sweet.  My wife(A) and I both eat them.  YUM!


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I steam onions and serve with olive oil and salt.


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Sweet Potatoes are an avoid for Type A's.


Not if you are a nonnie...one way to find out is to do the test.

Debra



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Like the others above I would encourage you to follow your dream. At 45 years old  my sister and I both started learning to play violin. She was already a professional on another instrument, but I wasn't, but I had an over powering urge to play music, practically an obsession. As a result I have had  20 years of wonderful fun and music making as I worked my way up from beginner to moderate player, and have helped many other mature age people follow the same dream, as well as teaching children at a basic level. What pleases me is that I can see going on doing this for another 20 years. I love the concept of following your dream. In many cases it take half a lifetime to find it, but once discovered there is no stopping you. It puts your other worries and disappointments into perspective.
My warmest greetings and good wishes,
Jenny
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Paula 0+
Saturday, January 27, 2007, 11:18pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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Wow,,I hadn't checked back until now, thank you all so much for the kind words and thoughts.  I just got my delivery
from NAP, going to be regular with the type O pack, but I also definitely feel that the catechol is helping, I don't seem
to feel as weepy....and Jenny, the violin idea is lovely, what a beautiful thing you started.  I have to get in touch with
my dream, not sure yet what it is, but I know it's in there.  I don't know if it is the extra b vits from the polyvite, or the tyrosine in the catechol, but my nightly "dreams" are easier to remember now.  That wasn't happening for a while.
So I think I'm on the right track.  Thank you all again, and bless you!
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