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stkitt
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   Posted 6/2/2009 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Raniah,
 
Thank you for the information re the book as I would like to order it for myself.  I continue to find my  world tilting due to things I cannot control and I need to  find a balance in my life.
 
So many things keep changing in my life right now that I am struggling to  stay afloat.
 
Thank you for posting the name for me.
I appreciate that very much.
 
Sincerely,
Kitt
 
 

Raniah
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   Posted 6/2/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt,

You are very welcome. I'm sorry you are having a hard time. I think change is a really hard thing for all of us to cope with, and even good changes can be stressful, too, although I feel from your message that the changes in your life are difficult ones right now. I know it has been an incredibly hard time for you with the loss of your brother and your dear sister, Beverly. Changes are especially tough when it concerns things that are out of our control. I know we aren't supposed to get too far into spiritual things here, but I will tell you this: when I get to that point where I am struggling with those things I cannot control, prayer and surrending it to God is something I can really count on to get me through.

I am going to mention something else in the way of books, if you don't mind.....I am such a bookworm anyways, and I have found that self-study for the purposes of healing is a really effective tool for me. When I was at my very lowest point, I read some books by Iyanla Vanzant that totally turned my life around. I guess that might sound like an overstatement, but it's really not, when I think of how I felt at the time, and how much comfort and wisdom I gained from reading her words. I started with her life story, called, "Yesterday, I Cried", and then went on to read her other books, including some which were in a 'workbook/journalling style' where I had to think about the questions posed and record my answers for myself in my journal. I spent many months doing this, and it was a real time of transformation for me.

Here is the url to an article about her that might give you some ideas about her story and her style, to see if this might be something that's right for you:

http://www.lifechallenges.org/door/VanzantI.html

This is an older article, and since then, she has lost one of her children to cancer, which is very sad indeed.

Self-help books are such a personal choice, and I certainly won't be offended if this author, or the previous workbook I mentioned, do not feel right for you. I am only suggesting these things because they have been helpful to me, and I want you to feel better.

Best wishes,
Raniah
 

 

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."  ~Marcel Proust

 

 


stkitt
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   Posted 6/3/2009 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Raniah,

Thank you for the information and I did order the DBT Work Book from Amazon last evening. 

I have looked at the link that you provided and I will definitely be looking into the books by Iyanla Vanzant.

http://www.lifechallenges.org/door/VanzantI.html

I direct linked the Vanzant site here so others too may check out this information.

I am working  today and tomorrow and then I will be done for the year until Fall.

I am grateful for your support and for the shared information.  Thank you.

Gentle hugs,

Kitt


Raniah
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   Posted 6/3/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitt,

Thank you for posting the link. I really hope you find the DBT workbook to be as helpful as I have. Best wishes for your healing.
 

 

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."  ~Marcel Proust

 

 


stkitt
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   Posted 6/3/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Raniah, I think I should have overnighted the book as I had a mini melt down today while out shopping and running errands............ended up having to pull into a parking lot to have a good cry.

Kitt


Raniah
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   Posted 6/3/2009 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitt: I'm sorry to know you are in pain. So many times on here, I have seen you encourage those who are hurting to start their own thread for support, and I hope you will do this, or perhaps use Jamie's new thread to you....that might be a good place, since he has reached out to inquire about you. You know how wonderful the members are on this forum. Please do tell us about it, if you feel up to it.
 

 

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."  ~Marcel Proust

 

 


Akram
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   Posted 6/4/2009 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
isn't it strange how jamie started that thread on the same day kitt had her mini melt down? as if jamie has felt something was happening? or did kitt already tell him about it, so he started the thread? this is interesting..
Former Addict of Online Video Games ( MMORPGs ) , Sober since April 6th 2008
Diagnosed with Major Depression since 2002


stkitt
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   Posted 6/4/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   

Nope I did not say anything to Jamie.............((((((HUGS))))))))))  to you Jamie.

Well I had great hopes for seeing my beautiful granddaughter but she had so many plans for today with her Mom, Dad and sister and I had to work that I will not get to see her on her 18th birthday. Tonight she is out to dinner and with her boyfriend.  I guess boyfriends trump Grandmothers.

Her folks have "Happy 18th Birthday Kayla" on the Marquee of one of our local motels...........I saw it when driving home from work and my eyes watered up............but I did not have to pull over this time.  I am glad she is having fun and it is her day. 

I shall be fine...............just need to keep on telling myself that.

Kitt

 


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