Post Edited (struggling with life) : 5/4/2009 1:52:24 PM (GMT-6)
Here is a sample from your post.........you wrote "But that makes me feel worse because I have reasonably good health but I don't deserve it."
Turn that statement around and keep doing that everytime you realize you are putting yourself down.
Try "I feel good because I have good health and I deserve to have good health. "
I am going to post here the link to the Mood GYM. This is an online free CBT program and I would like you to give it a try.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel / act better even if the situation does not change.
Again a warm welcome to HealingWell and do stick with us.