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freezinginAK
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   Posted 4/11/2007 12:31 PM (GMT -7)   
  Come on folks, lets get to know everyone better with so miny new and wonderfull ppl now that I think It's time we got to know more about you, me and all of us lol
  It's Spring time and a time for new life just look around you and see the world and rediscover life as we all know it can be done even if it's one step at a time and lets set some goals for are selfs.
 
  I live by a small town in Alaska and I love to hunt moose, both black and grizzy bears and fish for salmon and halibut,  I own a cabin on the world reknowen Kenai River knowen for the world record king salmon. Winters are long and cold here and the coldest day I have seen here was -55 below and the winter are dark with only 4 to 5 hours of day light in dec. and in the summers we can get into the 70s to 80s as the sun seems to never set, as they call it (the land of the midnight sun) I have 3 horses that I love to death. We still got some snow on the ground right now I did own a bush plane a PA 12 Piper that I loved to fly around in but had to sell it sad because I came down with diabetes and there are still places here that no man has ever been to as Alaska is a very vast place to live in and is 1/3th the size of the lower 48 and has around 700,000 ppl that live here and if you have any Q's about me or Alaska feel free to ask.
 
   Now how about you share a part of your life.
 
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girlpirate
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   Posted 4/11/2007 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

I am a cake decorator and artist in the Seattle area. I love taking pictures, reading, drawing, writing making jewelry and taking care of my 25 (yes, 25) bettas (Siamese fighting fish).

debaser
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   Posted 4/11/2007 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
People can probably get to know me pretty well by reading my "My Progress" thread, which has turned into sort of a journal.

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=768769

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2007 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Great thread Cowboy Up..........

I am a retired RN live in a very small town in southern Ontario,Canada
Have one daughter ( teen) at home Cait ..and a 32 yr old son and 2 grandkids
I have a zest and love for all of Nature,and all animals
Love to fish ( any fish) and hunt small game
Run a "Teens Night" here in town for them to come to and vent about anything they want .They have started their own band and have played at numerous functions for seniors and the Veterans
Right now seperated by choice and I am doing just fine ....miss him at times but........easier on my a/p w/o him hard to explain .......
Look after my dad who suffers from the horrid Disease Alzheimers ...looked after mom til she passed a little over a yr ago from complications and of the same disease
Found HW at my lowest and been hanging about since .........
Enjoy and find it therapuedic in being here trying to help and support others in same position.......
..........Next...........
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Cappy
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   Posted 4/11/2007 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a 26 year old female from Chicago.. I am graduating from nursing school in 4 weeks! I think I want to work in an ER. I enjoy reading murder mysteries and fishing! I have been dating my boyfriend for 7 years! We have a yellow lab and are our own little family!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/11/2007 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
......Next.......


I think this is a great idea my friend
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Dx with Crohns ,pyoderma gangrenosum ,Anxiety and panic
 Way to many meds to put down ..........
 
Take that Lil step ..I will hold your hand and we will make big strides
 
                             
 
   LYN                               
                          
                                  


freezinginAK
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   Posted 4/11/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   

  Hi girlpirate I use to live in Woodinville just north of Seattle as a teen in the 70's, way before it became Yuppyville lol. I use to do a lot of hiking there in the Cascades even hiked the Cascade trail there to Calif. at 17 and raced motocross at SIR but I think the one thing I miss the most was 4wheeling in the old jeep I had on Haystack Mountain by Monroe over looking the whole Seattle area at night with my girlfriends that is when it wasn't raining lol

  Hi Cappy how are you doing, I drove though Chicago years ago when I moved back to Alaska and have family there but never been that close to him my Fathers brother. Both him and a friend hoped a train for Washinton State to Chicago with little money and where so happy when they found a moldly bag of bread to eat (yuk) the one thing I do recall is that you could see and smell the air wayyyyyy before you got there. lol

  Lyn I bet you though I was some old hillbilly living the way I do here eh now that you got my mug shot lol get better soon will ya I know how you feel it's like something is missing (hint hint)

  It really dose help to know the ones you talk to better and understand the way of life you live and really become friends to really help each other better and not be so narrow minded thinking that this anxiety is so much a curse that you can't have friends to vent off too when needed and to look for help and support that you can't tell others around you, here we like to be open minded and be like one big family and just knowing more about you and me really dose help.

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janetlee
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   Posted 4/12/2007 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I am a 42 year old gal that still lives at home with mom...yeah, I know...!!! LOL!!!
I collect postcards of my town-Panama City, FL and have a cockatiel named Peeper that is a loudmouthed little bird with a BIG attitude...sometimes I call him a "hog-atiel" cuz to encourage him to eat we sometimes have to pretend that we're gonna get his food! HAHAHAHA!!!!
I draw a little, but am mediocre at best. I love music of most kinds, but mostly the old stuff.
If I didn't have all my phobias, I would love to see Washington state.
I love the crime shows on TV in the following order:
NCIS
CSI (the original)
Criminal Minds
Bones

I like to read about old crimes, like Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper, and the Black Dahlia, etc.
I enjoy reading about "old Hollywood" and love the glamour fashions of the 20's thru 40's.
I'm a gal with a big sense of humor and love to make folks laugh. I love to sing and have been told I have a good voice, but that's always a subjective thing, huh!?!! ;)
I want to make people happy and hate to see anyone sad. I feel for all people but especially the elderly and children. I cry at sad movies (the Elephant Man really got me!...but so did the 1976 version of King Kong and I'm not joking about it either! Sigh!)
I'd rather have common sense than "book-smarts" any day!
I could go on, but I've probably already told you more than you ever cared to know! Sorry!
janet
Yesterday's dead
Tomorrow's unknown
Today is here
And soon will be gone.
Use it wisely
Before it's too late
Remember to love
And forget to hate.
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scotsgal
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Total Posts : 140
   Posted 4/12/2007 1:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 18 and I live in Scotland.
I work as a trainee estate agent and an admin assistant.
I have two dogs who I love to bits.
I have been with my boyfriend for 2 and a half years
I am currently learning to drive and in a couple of months I'm going to do a parachute jump for a charity!

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 4/12/2007 1:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 24 and live in the UK. I worked as a nurse for 5 years and am now almost qualified as a beauty and complimentary therapist. I have a boyfriend of 6 years and my hobbies include yoga, running, reading, socialising and my pets!

Victoria x

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andwes
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   Posted 4/12/2007 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   

I think this is a GREAT way to put images to the names - and listening to some of your adventuresome lives, I feel like I'm kind of boring - but here goes:

I'm 59 years old (some days feel 20 and some 80), live in CT in a little old farmhouse in a rural northwestern town with my 15-year-old son, two dogs (lab and a yorkie) and two kitties.  I also have two boys who are 37 and 35, one of whom is married.  I love the country, flowers, birds, anything old, Cape Cod, interior decorating.  I work as an Adm. Asst. (I'm the one who just landed the great job that I'm TERRIFIED to start cuz I have to have a physical and sure something will go wrong - always being the negative thinker).  My perfect job would be to run an animal rescue operation - but I can't make enough money to survive on that - maybe when I finally retire if that ever happens. I adore the ocean (soooooo therapeutic) and hope to live on Cape Cod right near the water someday before I die.   I love music - used to be a GREAT singer but have lost most of my vocal range due to that monster - smoking.  Have been divorced many years and haven't had a date in 12 years!  Such a bad experience last time that I haven't wanted to actually - but sometimes I get lonely and force my kid to talk to me more than he probably wants to - ha, ha (he's actually the most wonderful child anyone could ever ask for).  When I WAS with my ex we lived in a mountaintop cabin in Vermont with no running water, telephone or electricity (other than a small generator) so I have had my years of being a "pioneer" woman and was able to handle it pretty well.  But when you're saddled with a guy who leaves you stranded there for days on end with a little baby and is violent and controlling - the thrill of living the pioneer life wanes pretty quickly.  Needless to say, it was a horrific situation and one that left it's mark on me forever.  And on and off for years I've been riddled with health anxiety/panic and depression.  I sometimes wonder how any man could ever put up with me anyway considering all this.  But I guess I'm content enough to do my own thing as long as I can make enough money to survive and send my kid to college - and hopefully get through these bouts of anxiety/worry/fear/panic/depression/blah, blah blah.  And this site certainly is the BEST place I've found for therapy - and getting to know some really terrific and interesting people.  Sure is true that anyone from any walk of life or situation can suffer from this wicked disease - but a great venue for us all to get together and share what we do have in common and hopefully help eachother heal.


greydays
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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 4/12/2007 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 27, I live in Missouri. I have two children, a 7 year old and a 7 month old. I am a stay at home mom right now.

dbab
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   Posted 4/12/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I am a 31 year young gal and live in Texas with my hubby, my 13 year old son, and my beagle. I grew up in California and moved here 8 years ago. I work as a manager for a major financial company. My favorite shows are House and Law and Order (all of them). I enjoy shopping and spending time with my family and friends.
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 4/12/2007 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I think this is a great idea.
 
hmmm... What is there to say about me? Well, my name is Darren, age 22 from Portsmouth in the UK. I study Psychology at Bangor University in Wales and I am getting towards the end of my second year. I am hoping to go on to postgraduate studies after I finish my degree next year. In my spare time I like to play the piano/keyboard, read tarot cards and I am also teaching myself German. I live with 3 friends which has its ups and downs. I have suffered from Epilepsy for 8 years or so and lost my driving licence (Due to epilepsy) last year but hoping to get it back for christmas.
 
Thats about all the interesting stuff I suppose.
 
Who's next? lol
Everyone has a guardian angel. They help pick you up when you fall, comfort you through your times of need and help you appreciate the times when things are going well.


FloatingThoughts
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 4/12/2007 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, it's nice to read about all of you.

Here it goes.
I'm a 25 year old guy from the province of Quebec, Canada. I'm an independant video/multimedia artist. That means I'm poor most of the time but I'm free to do what I love and that's the best feeling in the world. I live with my girlfriend, been together 6 years, she's studying psychology, and my mom's a psychologist (and no, I'm not looking for my mom in a girlfriend...coincidence?), so I get free therapy!! I came here when I was so low I thought I'd never come back from crazyness, and I think the help comprehension and generosity I received here might have helped me more than what I've got from people who know me too much. My ultimate dream is to change the world, and I think film making can get me there. For now while I'm here, I hope I can help people that are going through what I've been through, even if I think my advice might not always be the best, and even if I'm struggling with my english at times.

Nice to know you all!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/12/2007 5:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Nope my friend ya dont look to shabby at all .......
Yes I got it ...lol / the hint
Gonna do something bout it
gotta get that " Feeling Back "
Be well and I must say
KUDOS to you for this thread great to get to know ppl ...........
Luvs ya
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 Way to many meds to put down ..........
 
Take that Lil step ..I will hold your hand and we will make big strides
 
                             
 
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KodakPuppy
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Total Posts : 101
   Posted 4/12/2007 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
This is a good idea. I live in southern California with my husband of 38 years and two large dogs
Aki and Kodak. Aki is a yellow lab someting mis who we got ffrom the animal shelter. Kodak is a black lab and my guide dog. I have no sight at all and also have a hearing loss and wear hearing aids. I love ro read, listen to music, walk with Kodak, and read and write poetry. I was takign classes at our local community college but the last two years I have not been very well. I have rhumatoid arthritis and it is getting bad. I have gotten better on remicade, however. I also love dourt show like Juday and people's court. I am also involved in y church. I look forward to hearing more about the rest of you. Take care and God bless
KodakPuppyJ

porridge
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   Posted 4/12/2007 10:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I am David. Live in the Dallas-Ft.Worth area of Texas. I work in radio. Have been behind a microphone for 38 years.
Have lived all over the US, but here in DFW for the last 21 years. There may be a move in the near future, however.

I had a PA in college in 1970. Went into talk therapy and after six years came to the brilliant conclusion that thoughts created anxiety. I have never had any more PA's. However, the equation of thoughts=anxiety has become an obsession. I call it the Puzzle, I can obsess about the meaning of thoughts, types of thoughts, good thoughts vs. bad thoughts, do others have thoughts creating anxiety, what if I don't know what is scary? and so on and so on. This began before they knew what OCD was. I went 19 years not knowing I had OCD. The symptoms would come and go. My life was rich and full but when symptomatic was very troubling. I could go three or four nights with virtually no sleep. Then in 1989 was referred to a Psychiatrist. He diagnosed the OCD and prescribed Prozac. It was a Godsend. I went 17 years 80-90% symptom free.

Last May, Prozac "poop out." Now I am trying to find the correct Med. Believe I've found it in Luvox. I am also seeing a Therapist who is a great help. CBT for "Pure O" OCD is a challenge. However, making great progress.

I Love the Lord. I have a Wife and two teenage boys.

Also have Meniere's Disease which effects my hearing. Have hearing only in my right ear.
Still, in great shape, ran six marathons in the 80's. Love all professional sports. Play Fantasy Baseball, Football, Hockey (Go Stars). Play a lot of golf.

verybusy
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   Posted 4/12/2007 11:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I am Anne. I live in Oklahoma with three children and a husband. I dearly love being able to stay at home with my children. I went to College in Colorado and some day probably when my children are grown I want to move to the mountains. I love the Lord, cooking for my family- have cullinary training but found the vocation too time consuming, puzzles, hiking in the mountains-not much luck in Oklahoma with that one! Spending time with my family, and my two Siberian Huskies. Not very fond of Television, listen to talk radio when I have the opportunity and I rather enjoy reading good literature.

normalsnofun
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   Posted 4/13/2007 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Let me first say this is a grat thread thanks Cowboy...

I am a 24 yr old female from New Jersey...I graduated from college with a degree in computer engineering just to decide it wasnt what I wanted to do. I went back to school and took psychology classes and will eventually be applying to a Masters program in psychology and eventually on to my PhD. I have problems with anxiety and depression as well as a bunch of fears and phobias and such. I enjoy the outdoors and doing indoor rock climbing...I have a college sweetheart that I am still with going on 5 years in September. Looking currently into doing volunteer work other than HW possibly at an animal shelter. *Note to self Mail out the application lol*
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hopeful82
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   Posted 4/13/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I also love this idea!

I'm 25 years old, and I live in Michigan with my husband of 10 months (yay:) ) and our black lab Jake and crazy long-haired cat Jona. Our crazy animals have made us realize that we need to wait a bit to have non-furry kids of our own :) I'm currently a full time student again, graduated with a bachelors degree in biopsychology in 2004, and now I'm pursuing my master's degree in health services administration which I'll finish next spring!!!!! I have a new found love for gardening now that hubby and I own our own house with lots of lawn space, and I also love cooking and of course, eating, lol. Been suffering with anxiety for about 2 years now, well, diagnosed at least, but consider myself basically in remission with an occasional freak out here and there :)
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/13/2007 2:33 PM (GMT -7)   
This is so great to get to know all of the ones posting

Hoping more post
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Dx with Crohns ,pyoderma gangrenosum ,Anxiety and panic
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Take that Lil step ..I will hold your hand and we will make big strides
 
                             
 
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KodakPuppy
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Date Joined Mar 2007
Total Posts : 101
   Posted 4/13/2007 4:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi All,
I just read all of the ps posts on this thread and really enjoyed reading all of them To goodto get to know all of you. Take care all and God bless.
KodakPuppy

freezinginAK
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   Posted 4/24/2007 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   

  Come on now I know there's more of you out there, so lets share

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PainNdaGut
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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 4/24/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
hey all, I'm 42 female originally from Ohio, recently from KY. I worked in a health ins office 24 yrs and was "terminated" while on short term disability. So now I am trying to get SSDI. Within the past year really started having alot of anxiety/panic attacks daily. I think its from dealing with all of the other medical problems, but with meds for the anxiety/panic, i'm trying to keep them at bay as much as possible. I'm very shy and don't talk or post much...its the big social anxiety thing. I do read the forum on a daily basis tho. And Debaser, I really enjoy reading your updates! I'm married w/17 yr old son(who lives with his dad cause he wanted to finish high school in Ohio where he grew up. I do understand, but boy I sure do miss him!) I love to travel but havent done much of it. Someday I plan on making it to Alaska. I would love to see all of its beauty. I enjoy all types of music from 50's to present day. (not real big on rap, but like some of it) I watch alot of the court tv shows forensics, first 48, I like to see how they catch the killers. It is facinating technology. and I love NFL football! Nervously awaiting the draft this weekend.
 

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