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Switching my brain to rosey thoughts

It takes work for me but I work hard to try to retrain my brain to think positive. I suppose I tend to be someone who sees the glass half empty first. Don't know exactly why but pretty sure it has to do with all the negative I've had to deal with from a very young age (perhaps I'll post more about that at some point but for now I'm staying on topic). Anyhoo, I find that one of my learned tools in my depression warrior arsenal is to distract my brain with something that makes me happy. You'd think that's easy and clear but it takes some bit of thought to choose something that is truly more likely to affect my mood in a positive way.  For instance, I love watching This Is Us but that show makes me emotional and I have cried a good cry after EVERY episode I've watched sooo though I do take time to watch the show I prepare myself to get emotional and let myself work through those feelings afterwards. But that is not a show I should watch if I'm already supe…

My why... to blog or not to blog

I thought long and hard about whether to blog or not. Would I keep it separate from my new business? What would I focus on? What do I want to say to the world? Do I really want to put myself out there? Well, I’ve always lived my life truly believing that if sharing my story will help at least one person then it is definitely worth telling. 

Part of my story is living with and managing my major depression disorder. I’m almost 40 years old (oh my! time flies) and I haven’t give up (even though I’ve had my moments when I felt like it over the years). To me, continuing to fight to see the positive and trying to take things day by day is a huge accomplishment! So, since it is such a big part of my daily life and it does effect my business I decided that yes, I will combine my new biz with my goal to support mental health awareness. Sharing my story of combatting depression and not letting it stop me from pursuing life is a story I want to tell. I sincerely hope that it helps someone out the…