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Living with Depression & Anxiety – What choice do I have?

What choice do I have?

What a lot of people don’t realise while they’re doing life with depression is that it’s power is defined by negative absolutes.  Bad stuff happens therefore I must be bad.  I made a mistake therefore I must be useless.  I was wrong therefore I must be incompetent.

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Living with Depression & Anxiety – Surviving Trauma…

Surviving Trauma

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as the name suggests, is a condition that occurs in response to a Traumatic and Stressful event.  Most commonly it’s diagnosed in soldiers returning from a war zone and victims of sexual assault. This makes it an interesting point of study across the two types of events and their physiological similarities.

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Living with Depression & Anxiety – The only safe place…

When you’re living with depression and anxiety even the small stuff seems big.

Most people who do life with me know I’m continually searching for my glasses when I need to read something any smaller than a freeway exit sign.  In fact my glasses are so necessary for reading and doing other things like tweezering my “old lady” hairs from my chin, that I have 6 pairs all with the same prescription and frame.   They’re randomly scattered throughout the house so that no matter where I am, I can read something if I need to and look the same whilst doing it!

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Living with Depression & Anxiety – What did you say…?

Living with Depression & Anxiety – What did you say…?

Living with depression and anxiety isn’t just about being depressed and anxious.  It encompasses the way we see ourselves and the way everyone else sees us.  Because we too believe the lie that we should be able to suck it up.  Get over it.  Buck up! (Click to Read The Great Buck Up)

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Is freedom really just another word…?

Is freedom really just another word…?

When you live with depression and anxiety forgiveness can be a tough pill to swallow.

If you’ve ever been the victim of a crime or other traumatic event (even of your own making) it’s easy to fall in to the self-pity trap.  The feeling that your objectionable behaviour is somehow made acceptable because of your suffering.

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