Posted 1/6/2009 3:50 AM (GMT -6)
Heej Randy,

Kitt said it already, but for anger it is crucial to recognize it before it takes over. If you could ask yourself the question "Why am I so upset?" before the anger takes over, you will be able to see the reasons, and actually choose whether you let the anger take over. Although this requires some practise, but hee, it's worth it!

I hope you are continuing to feel a bit better every week! Or, as a friend of my said "Try to improve 1% every day".

Take care!
Acceptance is the key

The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.

Try to keep smiling! :)

Posted 1/6/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)

How is your CD behaving? I find that when I'm in pain, it makes me much quicker to anger. I'll go into my shop have a good yell, wonder why I'm angry over something I can't control, and do a lot of deep breathing. Sometimes it helps sometimes not. It's something I'm still working on as well.

Take care my friend,
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Posted 1/7/2009 11:44 AM (GMT -6)
I am sure part of it is my CD. It hasn't been "right" since Thanksgiving. I feel lie I am just overwhelmed. I have started riding a bike (not my motorcycle) at night to help release some pressure but I still feel this constant chruning inside. I will try and as myself what has me so upset and is there anything I can do about it. Hopefully that will help. Thanks again.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
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Posted 1/8/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -6)
Heej Randy,

I hope you are doing a little better today :-).

Take care!
Acceptance is the key

The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.

Try to keep smiling! :)

Posted 1/8/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -6)
Have you ever considered group therapy? It sounds a little dumb but that's what really got me to realize what was going on with myself. It also provides you with a lot more input than you would get from one-on-one counseling, which is very nice.


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