When dealing with someone with depression, it is imperative that you think before you speak and are careful with your intentions with anyone with this serious medical illness.  Most people will feel down at some points of time in our lives, but there are also many of us that struggle with this common, yet major depressive disorder on a day to day basis, myself included.  I have tried to keep my circle small in the last few years, in order to keep only the most positive influences in my life around me.  We cannot expect everyone to be understanding of what we are going through though.  There are many people including friends and family who do not understand the seriousness of this condition.  They choose to not care, nor will they have the best interests for you.  I have learned that when these people refuse to acknowledge how you need to live your life for the better of your own health and in order to have less stress in it, it’s best that you distance yourself from them whenever possible in order to protect your own sanity.

For those who are clueless in how to interact with someone who is battling depression – here are three ways that I personally don’t like people interacting with me.  I believe others dealing with the same situations may feel the same way about my list.  Here they are below: View Post

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Throughout the years, I have owned many dogs yet, It is only very recently that I realized how much of a role a pet has played in my life.  I cannot recall ever crying over my dogs as they passed away.  Most died with out me around and also suddenly, and so I think that had something to do with me being able to control my emotions when they finally crossed over.  Recently though, reality hit me when my latest dog was given a terminal diagnosis.  I’ve oddly been dealing with it very different than the rest of the pets I have ever owned.  Why have I been so emotional lately though?  I believe it’s because she has been right at my side through most of the toughest times of my life – the death of a child, illnesses of my own, court dealings and also various changes in my life – and so I hold a perhaps larger connection and love for her that I had not had with any of the others.

Many of us see our pets just as our children.  And so it hurts just as much to see them in pain, to know that they are dying, and that there is nothing that you can do or say to change what’s going to eventually happen.  No one wants to hear that they will soon have to have their loved pet euthanized, or that they will die fairly soon.  But when that time comes, there are a few tips you can utilize to prepare for the situation a bit better.  These tips have helped me thus far. View Post

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A great night’s sleep. At some point in time, all of us will experience struggling with our sleep habits. Last night was actually a bad night for me. It seemed every hour on the hour, I was waking up and having a hard time getting any rest at all. I’m sure that the fact that there was a mountain of stress involved had very much to do with why I was tossing and turning all night long, but at least I understand why it happened to me last night and I also know what I can do to prevent it from happening more frequently then I like.  If you find yourself under a lot of stress like I have, then these few tips below of what to do and what not to do as you get ready for bed could very much help you as well. View Post

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Have you ever worried yourself sick about anything that is out of your control? There is no point into doing so, but I’ll be the first here to admit that I have!  How about having a bit of anxiety at work? Ive done that too.  Let’s face it, we all get stressed at times.  But, we all also have to learn to take time out for ourselves -mind, body and soul – or else some days will get a bit overwhelming!  I wanted to share with you some quick and easy ways that you could get started doing so today.  I actually do everything on this list myself from time to time, and I have to tell ya, they really do make a difference.  Check out my list below. View Post

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