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brownleaf
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   Posted 3/29/2010 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been here for a long long time, but i had a look through the threads and notice there aren't many positive threads happening, these are the threads that can add a smile to a face or inspire someone, not to leave out the connection between people beyond the common connection.

I don't have any stories or poems at the moment, however i will make an effort to find some in the next couple of days.but i hope some others will add to this before i do.

I do have an idea however.

I am sure there will be many people who would disagree with what I will write, so I will begin by writing that not all people are the same or have the same conditions. If what I write helps someone then agreeing or dis-agreeing has little meaning.

Several years ago when I first arrived at healingwell forum, I decided that I no longer wanted to watch TV, read newspapers, even listen to the news in any form, instead I read more, listened to music more, became more creative about my time.

A few weeks after I did all this, I noticed a big change in my anxiety, not the physical pain I was experiencing “though I coped better with this also. And because I coped better with the physical pain, the other stuff almost disappeared

Recently I started to watch TV again, and I have found myself feeling more anxious, the pain is more intense and certainly my sleeping pattern is failing.

What’s in the newspapers, on the TV news, most of the TV shows and movies, theres not too much happy stuff there, nor is it any different from what was happening in our world 10 years, 20 years and on and on ago,

The only difference now is we spend so much time filling our minds with events and lives outside our own world that we have forgotten to live and accept life, even understand what living means.

Maybe some of you will try this, if it doesn’t work for you then that’s ok, nothing lost but perhaps for some it may help,

Hi Lyn and the others who are still here from long ago
Hey Lyn, I have a new messenger address “es…….” So don’t block me ok, I'm not on there much but we will catch up soon i hope, will send you details

stkitt
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   Posted 3/29/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Borwnleaf and how are you? Looks like you were last here back in May of 2009. Nice to see you back.

There have been some positive threads over time but eventually they do fall off.

We did an exercise in September " The positive alphabet by the members of the HW Anxiety & Panic Forum and also in the Depression Forum"

I am going to repost the final outcome of that exercise to help members remember that we are a positive and caring group that works together to help learn ways to decrease our daily anxiety and deal with our bumps in the road.

A = Ambition Ambition is a driving force to be channeled for the good.

B = Basic I will abide by the good basic values I have accepted.

C = Courage I will be courageous.

D = Desire I will continue to be desire peace and strength in my mission to live this life to the best of my ability

E = Excited I will try and find excitement in everything I do and find a way to enjoy myself through exciting things.

F = Forgive I have forgiven myself...thus I forgive others.

G = Goodness I will foster goodness.

H = Healing Healing yourself will aid in healing others.

I = Imagine Imagine your best dreams coming true.

J = Joy I will try to find joy in everything that I do.


K = Kind I will bekind to unkind people - they need it the most.

L = Laughter I try to keep laughter in my life. I try to laugh at myself when I do stupid things. I do love to laugh.

M = Motivation I will work with whatever tools I may have at my command

N = New Every new day brings new hope.

O = Optimistic I will remain optimistic and look at life through opportunist eyes.

P = Persevere I will persevere with my recovery and not give up or give in to the hard times.

Q = quantity I will give a big quantity of love to others so that i can have a quantity of love

R = Respect I will respect myself and I will respect the journey of others.

S = Support I will support others in their daily battles and help those who find it difficult to support themselves

T = Turquoise Turquoise……… a lovely color.

U = Unique I am unique- just like everyone else.

V = Valued To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.

W = Wonderful I always wish others a wonderful day. And I mean it.

X = Xanax I will continue to take my Xanax which helps me get through life one day at a time!

Y = Yearning Always yearn and then strive to be better than the last day

Z = Zip We all need some in our lives at some time

Any specific exercise or thread members are interested in seeing please do let us know.

Blessings,

Kitt

debaser
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   Posted 3/29/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Here's a positive thing, born of negative things.

about a month ago my father died. Heart attack. He'd had cardiac problems for a few years as he was getting older, was grossly overweight, a heavy smoker, etc.

The Monday after the funeral I had a doctor appointment that really hammered home the point to me. I am a smoker. Not as heavy as my father, but still. I have become overweight. Not nearly as bad as my father, but still. I am also getting older. At 33 years old I have high blood pressure. Unacceptable.

And so that day (on the way home), I decided I was going to change. Get more exercise, eat better, and stop smoking after I'd lost the weight (quitting causes weight gain). Anyway this was a whole lifestyle change. I had to turn back the clock to a time in my life in which I was fit and strong. Truthfully it wasn't that long ago that I was. Not sure how all this happened.

So it's been three weeks almost to the day, and I have been successful. The weight is coming off and I feel so much better because I'm eating better. Every now and then I kick myself in the head for not doing it sooner, but at least I am doing it. I can almost fit into my favorite jeans. A few weeks ago I was nowhere close. The jeans I'd been wearing lately were tight, and now I can pull them down without unbuttoning the fly. My underwear will fall right to my ankles if I'm not wearing pants to reign them in.

I've proved to myself that nothing is set in stone. I can make positive change, and have. All it takes is the resolve to do it.

There is still a ways to go but I have amazed myself with my discipline and determination. I really thought it would be more difficult, but day after day I soldier on. No doubt I will reach my goal, and I cannot tell you how much I'm looking forward to being truly fit again.

Anyway, that's a positive development in my life. It has physical benefits but also emotional/mental benefits, too. I've seen a decrease in my general level of anxiety in spite of life coming down on me like a ton of bricks. Seriously, there are things going on now that would be driving me crazy, I think, if I were not working toward this goal.

stkitt
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   Posted 3/29/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
debaser,


That is great news................and as you brought it up I must put in a good word for my hubby who has smoked since he was 16. His last smoke was on 2/17, the day before his surgery and not a single one since. It can be done if we have the will and want it bad enough.



No one ever said it would be easy but we are very strong when we pull on our inner strength to get us through.



Proud of you debaser !



Hugs,



Kitt

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
So great to have you here my friend you have been missed by many

positive out of negative
well i have no hearing left but it makes me see the world and ppl just a tad differently
more in tune i think would suffice

Almost losing my life has made me more grateful for each new day n my true friends

huggles n hope to hear from you soon
loves
your friend
lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
That alphabet is a great way to express self
thanks for posting it again
huggles
lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/3/2010 10:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Debaser
you have really come a long way
kudos to you friend
huggs
lyn

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/5/2010 10:05 AM (GMT -7)   
NOT sure what this falls under but i do know i was in severe pain but could not stop laughing for the life of me

went to take out darrla our lab and she is highly protective of me she knows she is my ears n i love her for it
anyhoo go to take her out hit top stair neighbors out before i had chance to stop her i was on ground 4 stairs down..still had ahold of her n they had the gall to laugh
well i nicely n painfully got up n said
next time i wont hold her back
lmbo they sure stopped laughing pretty quick as i turned on heel n limped up stairs saying again next time i will not be able to hold her lol
but of course i know i couldnt let her bite someone
sure proved her love n protectiveness to me yesterday
huggles all
lyn
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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 4/5/2010 11:10:35 AM (GMT-6)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/6/2010 12:39 PM (GMT -7)   
There must be one thing you could post to express a feeling about your day always some humor in this dd imho

or just post random
its great to share
huggs
lyn

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/8/2010 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
GRANT me the serenity to
accept the things i cannot change
courage to change the things i CAN
and the wisdom to know the difference

Cant Deal
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   Posted 4/8/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to share this video. If you are feeling down it is sure to at least make you smile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgvR3y5JCXg

stkitt
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   Posted 4/8/2010 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I love visuals...............lets all get up and dance !
 
 
Happy Thursday !
 
Kitt

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/8/2010 9:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/8/2010 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Today is the Tomorrow
You worried about Yesterday

brownleaf
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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
thought i would offer an observation, for the past few weeks when i go into town i have tried to take notice of how people respond to me and how i respond to others,
Some days i am happy and relaxed, yet at every turn there is something trying to upset this feeling, everyone i meet is rude, in the shop something falls off the shelf in front of me, even if i didn't touch it.
Other days i'm a little stressed and in a rush and everyone wants to be nice which of course frustrates me more,
Then other days everyone seems happy, everyone smiles and is polite.

I have no answer for this, except that while we often try to or want to control our lives, most of the time it just isn't possible, and it seems in our world today, our true nature and needs has somehow become what the ego wants, so not only do we want to control our lives but that of how we want others to see us,

If you sit in silence for a few moments, listen to your thoughts, then try to find that quiet little place in your mind that is silent, yet is not empty, there you will find yourself, there you will find a calm self, and then whatever happens doesn't matter,

Its sometimes not easy to find, but keep looking and you will find it

brownleaf
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   Posted 4/9/2010 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh i forgot, if anyone remembers Michelle from Oklahoma "back a few years ago" Lyn, you do but a few others from that time are still here, She is getting Married in May, i think she still has a look in every so often, so i am sure all us oldies would want to wish her the very very best,

Just a thought, from where she was when i first met her on here, to where she is now, is a million miles apart, Lyn you may want to add something to this story.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/9/2010 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Love
i so relate to what you have posted without hearing n being alone alot now..cait is 17 n howie n i no longer together....
there are so many many things that go thru my mind
i sit in complete silence and think of the gift i had of hearing for the years i did
im def not bitter about it i think i have become more patient imho
IM SOOOOOOOOOO GLAD YOU ARE HERE
i have missed you so much n thought of you nearly daily
we went thru alot togethr but we are testament to the fact
it can be done n
FRIENDS...true friends are always in your heart

omg i am so so happy for Michelle she so deserves love n happiness thanks for letting us know
love you tons my friend always

huggs
lyn

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/10/2010 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Today i had a great talk with a friend that helped me for yrs
it made me see things i had not thought of

Brownleaf ty
you need to come around more often ya know
love n huggs
lyn

i WIL enjoy today

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/14/2010 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
There has to be something in your life thats making you go on
lets share some stories peeps

lyn
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/14/2010 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
OKAY
W ell this is the week CAIT is gonna learn to take care of her animals
lol
i love DARRLA to death she protects me n is my hearing/ears BUT
what part of GOLDEN RETRIEVER does cait not get

n the fact her momma weighs in a under 100 lbs
my life has become like that cartoon with the dog n i love the dog plz dont get me wrong
its cait lol im frustrated with but then she is not home when i hv to take darrla out

picture if you will big back yard with every spring animal coming out from sleep
Golden retriever on leash
lyn with darrla on top of stairs

dang if she aint gonna go after that bleeding bird and were off
well at least i am
shes just doing what shes suppose to ..well ..kinda i dont think flying nana was in her job description BUT she does it well
4 stairs down and lmbo but trying to hold her
\ i hv a black eye from her LOVE
YES SHE DOES LOVE ME
shes doing what labs do

NOW if i can only get that thru caits head n fact that this is alot of hard work SHE should be doing
hmmm ya think black eye might do it this time
last time my shoulder was yanked so hard thought i lost it

oh how sweet is her love
bittersweet
HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL
lyn

AHH yes did i mention she works at animal shelter now n every conceivable pet thats stray she wants to bring home

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/23/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
......................TO have real friends
......................YOU need to be a real friend

......lyn

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:12 AM (GMT -7)   
.....When it rains ...you dont see the sun ....but its there
...hope all can be like that

....We dont see each other.......but

......WE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR ONE ANOTHER

Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/20/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I am bumping this up
we have had some good in our lives here n it would be great to share it with each other

huggs
lyn

Howlyncat
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   Posted 5/20/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I HAVE ANXIETY / PANIC
ANXIETY N PANIC DO NOT HV ME

we need to count each day as a blessing no matter what goes on
we are still alive n go on seeing the beauty in life n love in friends
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