Ill Effects Of Depression
If you don’t think your anxiety, depression, sadness and stress impact your physical health, think again. All of these emotions trigger chemical reactions in your body, which can lead to inflammation and a weakened immune system. Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days. Kris Carr Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/depression-quotes I…
Building A Village
A saying from Africa: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Before it was easy to migrate to areas from your home town most would marry someone from close by. I did not. My first wife was from Saskatchewan and I was raised around the city of Windsor, Ontario. I moved to the province…
Prison, Welcome To My Life
No, I am not in a prison with bars or stripes on my clothes. Somehow though I truly feel it wouldn’t be any worse. Every day is scheduled around my medications. They dictate my life from morning to sunset. I have a feeling I am not the only one who feels this way. So, it…
In Case Of Emergency!
About fourteen years ago I was a total wreck, suffering with extreme back pain. It controlled everything I did. My doctor at that time had me on Oxycontin it’s strongest dose allowed/recommended. That turned into a nightmare for me and my best friend.
Mole Hills, Mountains
When I was young sometimes we would go crying to our mother and her favorite statement when she believed we were making too much of a situation ‘your making a mountain out of a mole hill”. Ninety-nine percent of the time she was right. Sometimes even now I have to be careful not to…
What’s In A Name?
I have been thinking about this post for several days. I hope I can put it in writing like I am hearing it in my mind. There are names that when they are mentioned you have a distinct definition of what they are. Cancer, Diabetes, Arthritis, Blindness, all these we at least have a general…
I can remember my first stay in treatment I would attend groups and it all sounded like Greek to me. I had no understanding whatsoever was being discussed. Terms like; ‘manic depression’, ‘bi-polar’, plus many others. I can remember after a discussion on being bi-polar I asked for the definition of manic depression only to…
Here is what I have learned about handling both of these mental challenges. There are what professionals call ‘triggers’. These triggers can cause relapse in our progress to a more stable health mentality.
Something To Sleep On
While in treatment one of the most important issues discussed by professionals was the issue of getting a good nights rest. Sleep allows the body to regenerate from the day’s activities. Now how long is debatable, recommended amount is eight hours. My best friend needs only six hours, as for myself I need at least…
Life Goes On
Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the Kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever. Brennan Manning
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