Depression is an equal opportunity employer

Yesterday, I heard this often with my patients, I received an email from a blogger friend too, with the same question.

Robin Williams had everything, success, friends, money…  With all of that he still let go, he had all that to hold on to… and yet it was not enough.

I have none of that, why should I continue, what do I have to hold on to, what do I have to look forward too.

Tough questions.

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I’m only human

 A while ago I blogged about Anna Clendening, She sang on AGT (Americas got talent) and has moved on in the competition to the next level, hopefully tonight she continues. Anna battles anxiety and depression, like so many do. To go on the show she had to overcome so much, more than most of us could ever imagine. Much more.

She did so great too.

She sang again last night. I thought her song choice was incredible, listen to the words.

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Bereavement & Anger

Bereavement the sometimes not so silent grieving process when we lose a loved one.

There are stages in the grieving process, 3, 5, 7 steps that circle and change … honestly putting the stages to words doesn’t really matter. Making lists does not matter, we grieve differently. Understanding some steps though can help.

It helps to know that some of the stages are normal and why we may feel differently than what was normal.

Anger.

This is a stage in the process. We all deal with grief differently. Each loss can be different for us.

Why anger?

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green grow the rushes o

hmmm but not so much our lawn.

 

We knew our lawn needed some tlc, there are a lot of weeds growing though and they seem to be doing quite well.

 

Wait what are rushes?

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Moved in

WE MOVED

 

After moving one would think you could relax…. hmmmm, but there is so much to do.

It seem that the boxes do not unpack themselves for some reason. We were careful to label the boxes and contents to make unpacking easier…. well we though that we did. As we unpacked we of course ended up looking for things that ended up in other boxes to utilize the space better. We have finally found most of those things though.

We went on a buying spree, replacing some things that we felt were … hmmmm well time to replace.

Shopping is fun, lol

 

What did we buy?

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Global warming

eeeeeps, global warming seems to be causing deforestation…

 

this is bad right?

 

no more trees…..

 

I bet you haven’t given this much thought…

 

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The countdown grows shorter

Our excitement is building as moving day gets closer. I have an app on my phone that is counting down by day. Each night at midnight it changes… and I am watching as it does so lol. Then the house fills with the number of days left shouted out by all. seems we all have apps on our phones counting down.

Aimee’s app is counting down by minutes, she is more precise. It looks like a much longer time though… I hope she finishes packing.

Oh packing is such fun. We were very careful at first to label the box as to which room it will go in…. and the contents. But then to make use of the boxes contents sort of spread out a bit, to get the best fit in the box. Labeling becomes less exact.

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After a while it seems we just tape the box shut and hope for the best. When walking in a room, carrying “stuff” to pack in a box…. when the box suddenly pops open and Aimee jumps out… do you know what happens to the “stuff” you were carrying? sheish

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