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yaeli
Saturday, February 4, 2012, 6:34am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Who knew it was gonna be that short?  Not I.  Maybe the Catechol is making my posts drastically shorter!  OMG!
   This is sweet.



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I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

PT, no pun intended but since it is wintertime are you getting enough sunshine?
Adopting an SAD protocol might help.


Be who you are.  Those who mind don't matter, those who matter won't mind.

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Quoted from Tom Martens
I'm sorry to hear about your situation.

PT, no pun intended but since it is wintertime are you getting enough sunshine?
Adopting an SAD protocol might help.

Sunshine/vitamin D/etc. isn't a prob, as I'm in The Sunshine City (St. Petersburg) in The Sunshine State (Florida).  I walk every day, at least half an hour.  And the weather has been absolutely stellar for the past few weeks here, really, REALLY warm and sunny.  Getting out in it and walking is my anti-depressant.





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P.S.  I should report back/update this thread.  Gots ta go do something for two hours at work right now, but hopefully soon I'll be back.  Later, dudes.


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Hey, guys.  Just a little update.  I haven’t been taking the Catechol every day so it is hard to know what, if anything, it is or isn’t doing.  I guess I should take it every day, huh?  Duh.  Are there supps for airheadness out there?  Anyway:  bottom line, I’m still basically sad about some things.  I guess all we can do in such a reality is to, as Leonard Cohen said, “ring the bells that still can ring”.  Enjoy the things in life that you can enjoy, give the gifts that you have to give, and just live your life honestly and being grateful for what there is to be grateful for, which is a lot if you open your eyes and look around.

I’ve been focused a lot recently on painful stuff.  I just need to shift my focus.  The painful stuff will still be there but maybe I don’t need to dive into it like a swimming pool, but rather, turn, see and experience something else.  I don’t think that is denial, it is just saying, yeah, that’s there, but looky over here, this is lovely…let’s focus on this!

I don’t know if I’m making sense, but that’s where I am right now, just trying to say, okay, certain realities of my life are really hard, really painful.  BUT, gee willie willikers, look over here:  is this a beautiful, 80-degree day in February or WHAT?  Let’s get out there and plunge into THAT instead of into the aforementioned pool-o-pain.

Meanwhile, I will take the Catechol daily starting today, I promise.


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Well said! I have come to the realization of late that the best person to take of ourselves is - ourselves. Nobody knows us more than we do...in life, we get to experience the good, the bad and the ugly. But when we look at our lives, if we can open our eyes...the good outweighs the 'uglies'.

There is a company that is called "Life is Good" and they sell the most awesome t-shirts with those words imprinted on them. Even in the face of adversity, I often remind myself that yes indeed - "LIFE IS GOOD!"

You are on the right track PT - you and Leonard!  
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80 degrees in February? Time to jump into a swimming pool PT!!!


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PT,
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I guess all we can do in such a reality is to, as Leonard Cohen said, “ring the bells that still can ring”.  Enjoy the things in life that you can enjoy, give the gifts that you have to give, and just live your life honestly and being grateful for what there is to be grateful for, which is a lot if you open your eyes and look around.

I’ve been focused a lot recently on painful stuff.  I just need to shift my focus.  The painful stuff will still be there but maybe I don’t need to dive into it like a swimming pool, but rather, turn, see and experience something else.  I don’t think that is denial, it is just saying, yeah, that’s there, but looky over here, this is lovely…let’s focus on this!

I don’t know if I’m making sense, but that’s where I am right now . .


You're making awesome sense!  And I congratulate you and celebrate with you.  I think you're on the absolute right track!  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
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You're making awesome sense!  And I congratulate you and celebrate with you.  I think you're on the absolute right track!  
& I second that It is definitely not denial, to choose to focus on the positive, enjoyable things in life... I mean there are always going to be things that cause us to be sad or fearful...In fact I think there may be a big move toward trying to make people extra fearful - (not sure how it is going to achieve this, but I think it is tied up with a move to try to make people more dependent/reliant on Govt - if what I read is correct ?? ) But I could be up a gumtree again
Anyway, what I am trying to say is, if there is nothing you can really do about some of these situations...(sure if there is, do what you can, especially if it is tantamount to your health & survival)...then yes, focus on what ultimately will definitely help your health (avoiding stress)
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I’ve been focused a lot recently on painful stuff.  I just need to shift my focus.  The painful stuff will still be there but maybe I don’t need to dive into it like a swimming pool, but rather, turn, see and experience something else.  I don’t think that is denial, it is just saying, yeah, that’s there, but looky over here, this is lovely…let’s focus on this!

I don’t know if I’m making sense, but that’s where I am right now, just trying to say, okay, certain realities of my life are really hard, really painful.  BUT, gee willie willikers, look over here:  is this a beautiful, 80-degree day in February or WHAT?  Let’s get out there and plunge into THAT instead of into the aforementioned pool-o-pain.



WOW....I want to copy that and frame it....hang it on a wall...share it with others.

Brilliant!  



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Thanks for all the positive feedback to my update, peeps. Bestest community ever, this is. Coming to you LIVE from my cell phone now, so this is just a shortie to thank you all so much again for being here. Cue the theme song from "Cheers"...actually, why don't I really link it?  I have that power!   Here yazzz go, to my wonderful BTD buds:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KtAgAMzaeg&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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PT, just want to tell you how your recent posts are lifting my mood up! Thanks so much! It just goes to show that no matter how deep our sorrows are, we still have something to offer others and brighten up their days if we dig deep enough and find that bright spot. You are the bright spot here, do you know that? Now, come out more and share with us that warm Florida sunshine!!!  




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PT, just want to tell you how your recent posts are lifting my mood up! Thanks so much! It just goes to show that no matter how deep our sorrows are, we still have something to offer others and brighten up their days if we dig deep enough and find that bright spot. You are the bright spot here, do you know that? Now, come out more and share with us that warm Florida sunshine!!!  

That almost made me cry (in a good way!).  THANKS.

I have not felt that my posts/contributions to this community that is so important to me have been up to par in recent months, so that feedback makes me feel better about that.

Life is a roller coaster.  The trick is to be honest about the ups and downs.  You may not think you have much to contribute when you are struggling in some way, yet I have found that, for example, when I struggled so much with my weight for many years, yet I never gave up and I still stuck around and posted, I received a lot of feedback that my posts talking about struggling were really HELPING people, people who told me they were struggling, too, and had been about to give up until they read my post.  Well, now my weight and diet are really in a good groove, yet I'm struggling in other ways, and once again I was feeling like, just keep it to yourself, PT, don't "bring down the room".  But being honest through everything is how you really help others--whether it is during good times or rough.  Just as sometimes we learn the most through our "failures", losses, mistakes, tough times, etc., so, too, do those things help others, who may be going through similar things.  Even when we feel like what we are going through is so unique and no one would understand, usually there is something universal about it that could really reach someone else.

I'm just saying that it is good if we all feel free to share honestly, no matter what's going on.  Not that we HAVE to, if we want to keep something private, but just that not only we CAN, if we want, but it might actually help or inspire someone else who is struggling quietly and invisibly.  You may think everyone else on the board or in life has it all together, yet we all have struggles.  And just when you think you and your struggle(s) are so unique, you realize, no, you're just like everyone else.  There is an odd comfort in that.  We're all just doing the best we can and, as the great singer/musician, Joan Armatrading wrote/sang:  "Some days, the bear will eat you.  Some days, you'll eat the bear."  (Great song, by the way!)



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I just love this thread...who would ever believe that asking for sadness solutions would
morph into an empowering, uplifting dialogue where everyone is speaking from their hearts... and having me singing the Cheer's opening theme song...

Only on the BTD forum, of course......

Home sweet home.  


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Just recently DD2 and I were talking about fantasy books and "what would you wish for if you had 3 wishes?"

I realized, I wouldn't necessarily WANT to just "wish myself healthy" or "wish myself more financially stable" because then I wouldn't be able to share my journey with others. What good would it do me to suddenly be healthy and strong if I can't come online and help others acheive the same?

I could just see it now. "SWAMI helps, exercise helps, Earthing helps, but it wasn't until I rubbed a magic lamp that I truly got better. And boy, the Djinn was hot!"


Ruth, Single Mother to 20 yo  O- Leah , 18 yo O- Hannah, and  13 yo B+ Jack


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