seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for
word what you shouldn't have said." (Smile)
is the secret of happiness and to be content with life?"
can I be normal again?"
can I achieve happiness?"
questions all came this past week.
- It's Tough Talk Day!
receive questions like those listed above with a lot of
frequency. They are all-encompassing, loaded questions
which appear to seek the magic bullet in one fell swoop.
understand that I have no need to embarrass or make anyone
feel poorly, so I have omitted any names whatsoever in
reference to the above questions.
most of us live in a world of convenience. We
enjoy so many privileges and have so many quick fixes
available within arms reach. How far away is the
Aspirin or Tylenol bottle from you right now?
caught in this lazy consumerist mentality as much as the next
person. What I've learned is that if I want to learn
recovery, to succeed, to build confidence and move forward in
my life with integrity it takes one key ingredient... work.
spent countless hours researching and publishing articles
online for individuals suffering from depression. I've done
this in order to help. I know there was a time when I
desperately needed to know what really worked.
Many of the questions I receive are already answered in the
articles I've written. From the questions I am sent I
assume many do not take the time to simply browse the
articles. If you won't take time to read a one page
article for your own recovery from depression, how far into
recovery will you get?
accountability call will anger some of you. A few of the
angered will be working hard towards recovery. Others
will be angry at me because I have dared to tell the truth to
them that I once struggled with myself. The fact is we'd
all like depression to simply go away. We'd all love for
there to be a miraculous moment of healing. And I do
count on miracles, but I don't wait around for
answer to depressions attack is action, a strong support
system, clearing out negative thinking, exercise, a healthy
diet, sometimes supplements/meds and a few other core
areas. It's simple, but rarely easy. It takes the
courage of walking the heroes path.
someone's life was in danger and you cared deeply for them
would you do whatever it takes to save them? Of course
you would. Would you do whatever it takes to save your
own life? I plead with you to take a powerfully
committed approach to your recovery and well-being. Be
willing to do whatever it takes.
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