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General Despair and Anxiety

Thought of the Day: Thursday April 19th, 2012

Think with my own mind! My parents, even though long-gone, are still dominating my life! I am still living up to their conditions instead of using my own criteria on how I should be and what I should do. I keep telling myself that I need to think with my own mind instead of adopting…

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Terror: I am scared of my own negative feelings…

Suddenly I became aware that my well-being and peace of mind depended upon my boyfriend’s behavior. I was terrified to experience negative emotions about what he was doing or saying. I hated myself if I didn’t like the way he behaved or displayed certain habits. I dreaded that he would do something I wouldn’t be able to…

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Anita and her dilemma

Anita is a bright young woman.  Her curly, long, dark blonde hair, in which blonder streaks light up with every motion of her somewhat childlike head, shines with good health.  Most days she would dress appropriately for the occasion at hand.  But today she feels like taking it easy.  What is the point of taking…

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Why some people never get depressed! Part 5 of 5

V The important Question: What Are You All About? (This is part 5/5 and a continuation of the blog post “Why Some People Never Get Depressed,” a comment on Geoff Watts’  article of 1/31/12 in the BBC Online Magazine. The last sentence of part four was: … I suggest that no cause has been found because…

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Why some people never get depressed! Part 4 of 5

IV Depression Only Hits a Certain Group of People…Are you in that group? If so, here is what you can do about it? This is part 4/5 and a continuation of the blog post “Why Some People Never Get Depressed,” a comment on e online BBC News Magazine of 1/31/2012 in which Geoff Watts asks: “Why do…

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Why some people never get depressed! Part 3 of 5

III When “Feeling-Good-About-Self” as an addictive motivation is blocked This is part 3/5 and a continuation of the blog post “Why Some People Never Get Depressed,” a comment on e online BBC News Magazine of 1/31/2012 in which Geoff Watts asks: “Why do some people never get depressed?”  The last sentence of part two was ……

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Why some people never get depressed! part 2 of 5

II. On becoming dependent on (virtual) parental approval This is part 2/5 and a continuation of the blog post “Why Some People Never Get Depressed,” a comment on e online BBC News Magazine of 1/31/2012 in which Geoff Watts asks: “Why do some people never get depressed?”  The last sentence of part one was: ……

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Why some people never get depressed! Part 1 of 5

I. My Own Experience With Depression Forced Me to Find Answers. The following 5 blog posts are a comment on an article in the online BBC News Magazine of 1/31/2012 in which Geoff Watts asks: “Why do some people never get depressed?” Actually, I have an answer! My answer is based on 25 years of…

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Leisure Time

My husband’s Cloud Computing Conferences brings me to India. While there is internet in every hotel room and I can work wherever I go, today in Chennai, I choose to spend the morning hours by myself and “unplugged.” We used to call this sort of activity leisure time. The sound of the phrase wakes in…

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Hyper-Efficiency Disorder – Have You Got It?

Imagine with me if you will:  I am sitting here in this private little space, for 5 minutes alone with myself but I will use my time wisely planning and scheduling ahead. I will quickly write up these notes while getting a bite of lunch. The remainder of my lunch break, I’ll go grocery shopping…

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