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Wednesday, October 29, 2014


What triggers my depression? 

I have been noticing a swing in my mood the last few days
 which is very likely to TRIGGER my depression. 
 So what brings it on?

I can feel my           broken heart.
Maybe I should call a friend and talk about it.
 Losing friendships that are no longer working.
Thinking of visiting friends but make excuses.
Struggling with MONEY issues again?
Thinking of sleeping as if it was a reward.
Longing to have someone to share a meal.
 So do I keep my feelings all to myself?
"Watching" t.v. from another room.
Another accident-prone situation.
Not interested in creating art.
Pain comes and goes.
I feel like crying.
So I  do.

Recently, I salvage an old fence gate, I imagined I could make
a trellis out of it.  I had it outside and someone stole it for metal.

The dreams I have seem so real.  I want them to happen again,
 and again so I can remember them better. 

Ex: The other night,  I dreamed I was invited to the prom.  
It didn't happen at 17 or 18 years old so not likely to happen at my age. 

I pass on doing meaningful work, each day, and say tomorrow.
(cleaning, organizing, giving my dog a bath, raking leaves, etc.)
   "Get to work." I tell myself.  "Stop!"

#depressiontriggers   #meaningfulwork  #prom  #salvage

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Thought About the Holistic

Last weekend I participated in an event featuring a taste of the Holistic. There were psychics, mediums, card and palm readers, a Chinese Meridian Dancer, and many alternative health care workers.  There were just three "artists" there.

Moonlight by Cathy Jeffers

This is the "other side" of my interests.
*New Age*

First, the event planner had big ideas, but did not know how to put it together. She had no concept of the first year attendance, number of vendors, show publicity, so attendance was really poor. It was advertised as having 400 vendors when there were really only 30.

With attendance so low, and a lot of down time,  the vendors shared their knowledge and gave each other their readings and treatments.  I gave away my art to others with whom I had received readings.  I learned a lot.  Sharing skills are a valuable as cash, perhaps more.

I met people I never would have otherwise. I made new connections and talented new friends.

#barter   #holistic    #moonlight   #connections   #readers   #newage

Friday, October 17, 2014

Interesting: How About Asking Me about This?

        How About Asking Me about This?

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter

Latest Depression News

THURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression and obesity tend to go hand in hand, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.
The combination was so common that 43 percent of depressed adults were also obese, according to the report. That association was even more prevalent among those taking antidepressants: 55 percent of those patients were also obese.

 Report author Laura Pratt, an epidemiologist at the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, could not explain why or how obesity and depression are so often linked.



Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A New Discovery for Me

My Physical Therapist was telling me about this yesterday.

Weird and Artsy: Brain Homunculus