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Mental Health Commandments Part 2


Share. Be generous. Donate to organisations that help with disaster relief, that try to solve world hunger, orgs that place importance on education …

Mental Health Commandments Part 2
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Death-COVID strikes again


On Christmas Eve my step father died from respiratory infection due to COVID.

Rick was stubborn but healthy, very healthy. He was married to my mom for about 25 years before he passed and I can’t remember him ever being sick. That scared me. I have not gotten any vaccine shots for Covid but had been thinking it’s about time to.

I have Addison’s disease. Covid attacks the adrenal glands. I have talked to quite a few others with Addison’s who have had the shots and have lived. The common thing was they all got sick for a couple days. It ranged from mild to hospitalization but they got sick. I need my husband to be able to be home for a few days so I have someone with me who knows what’s going on and can drive me to the hospital if needed.

My doctors told me to do it right from day 1 but the lasting effects of medication, even if you stop taking it, scares me. You don’t know. When Prozac first came out I was 18 and put on it. After 20 something years on it I changed meds. Then they started saying you should only take it for a few years. Great!! Now when I am at the best place in my life, no reason what so ever to be depressed, I still have to take meds. I tried cutting back then totally getting off them and I went psycho. My mood and emotions were everywhere!! It was horrible. I think that is because I was on it so long that it messed up my brain.

Point is I’m scared, I’m worried and I’m mourning.

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Multiple Activities Can Prevent or Delay Dementia | Psychology Today…


The number of adults over age 65 increases every year, and with that comes an increase in cases of cognitive decline, dementia, and other age-related…

Multiple Activities Can Prevent or Delay Dementia | Psychology Today…
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Father


My dads birthday came and went a couple days ago and it hit me pretty hard. This is the first one since he died.

5 of these pictures I never even saw till he died, my mother would not talk about my dad, I think she resented that I was Daddy little girl.

We had an unscheduled family gathering when I was really sick and before I was diagnosed, I am sure you can see how pasty and white I am in one of the photos. I barely remember any of it.

My sons got to meet my dad at least before he died. I miss him. I know this is scattered and not much of a post, my mind is everywhere right now.

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How to Let Go and Move On | Leave Your Past in The Past


To Balance or Not To BalanceAfter a wonderful weekend with Networking Women in deepest rural Hereford with some like minded women, a facilitated …

How to Let Go and Move On | Leave Your Past in The Past
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Emotional baggage


I was estranged from my family for years, like 10 or so. A few years ago I was able to push it all aside and reach out and I have continued to reach out a lot. Probably could be more, yes, but still.

I have lost my grandparents, my father and my mother lost a breast to cancer, ( which runs in the family, every female for 5 generations! Thank you mom!) so that has helped , reasons to get together.

They apparently believe it is all due to my husband , ??? 🤔 Yes he may say call your mom, but it was me that was able to push past old wounds. He’s lucky I love him! Anyway, I have learned things as a mother, as a woman and as a psychology major.

My mother didn’t know how to handle an emotional teenager, or an emotional anything really. She still doesn’t, it was easier for her to just say it was all me than to think something was wrong and I needed her. She will call and tell me point blank that she forgot to call and tell me…. Like when my grandmother died.

I say the phone works both ways, I like and comment on all the posts my siblings put on Facebook. I try to connect, and I know it has been a long time. I even told her I was sorry for being mad at her all these years for not being the mother I wanted. Something like that, she just looked at me and said “Yup.” I grew up alone, I went through years alone trying to raise my boys and deal with my health issues. When I realized my boys would need me to be better mentally and emotionally, I started therapy, I did what I needed to do to be the mother they needed.

The point of all this? I feel like I have not had a mother since I was younger than a teenager, I can’t say anything to her because she lives in her own world at this point and she wouldn’t even get it. She just looks at you with a blank stare when you say something she doesn’t want to hear or like. All the therapy and learning, I still can’t get past it.

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How To Stand Up For Yourself And Not Be Taken Advantage Of


It’s found one of the key characteristics when it comes to bullying, is it’s those individuals who constantly attempts to please others to a fault, …

How To Stand Up For Yourself And Not Be Taken Advantage Of
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