Positive coping statements for depression is one tool that keeps me from circling the drain. Having spent decades with unhelpful thinking, that was all I knew. And depression was right there to steer me away when I got near coping statements for depression. It often sent me time traveling. I spent more time in the future than Marty in “back to the future.” The future for me … [Read more...] about Which Coping Statements for Depression Work for Me?
It never saw it coming. Sitting on the front porch, I had been watching the Downy Woodpecker as it was eating suet. It had all the feeders to itself. The Cardinals, Blue jays, and other birds were off doing something else. Often, we get Red-Bellied Woodpeckers at the suet feeder. They tend to talk a lot before, during, and after eating. And don’t get me started on what … [Read more...] about The Downy Woodpecker Never Knew What Hit Her
This seems to be the question of the day. What do others see in me that I am not seeing in myself? Why does my mind gravitate to all the things I could a, shoulda, would a done, and dismiss or minimize the good, dare I say, great things I have accomplished? When I begin to question that belief, it does not hold up. Yet here I am sensationalizing my mistakes and minimizing … [Read more...] about Everybody wants me, but do I want myself?
I never gave much importance to living in the moment. My life has been much more about time travel. My comfort zone is the future. The planning and anticipating of future events have been my go-to place. There everything is perfect. Or sometimes not, if I am catastrophizing about some future event that may or may not happen. Even worrying about the future was a more … [Read more...] about I Didn’t Time Travel This Past Weekend
Depression makes me want to sit down, lie down, curl up in a ball. It doesn’t like it when I stand up, let alone stand up for what’s important to me. It would prefer I ignore anything that doesn’t directly involve paying attention to its unhelpful thinking. It is most comfortable when it has me time traveling. I can easily be in the future or the past. There is no need … [Read more...] about I stand up for what’s important to me