My Road to Happiness...3 things I will do to get there...

 There are 3 things I need to do in order to be happier in my life... 1) Surround myself with positive people, who have my best interests at heart. Stay away from people who give you a bad vibe.  And if you have to be around them, for goodness sake, don't say anything you will regret later.I need to realize:Who matters,    Who never did,    Who won't anymore...    And who always will.......more

The Antidote to Exhaustion

"'Tell me about exhaustion,' I said.  He looked at me with an acute, searching, compassionate ferocity for the briefest of moments, as if trying to sum up the entirety of the situation and without missing a beat, as if he had been waiting all along, to say a life-changing thing to me.  'You know that the antidote to exhaustion is not necessarily rest?'  'What is it, then?' ...more

You Are Right Where You Are Supposed to Be!

At this moment no matter where you are, no matter what you have done – you are right where you are supposed to be. That’s right – your life may be chaotic, crazy and confusing but you are in the right place. ...more

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My life is funnier when I'm depressed

So I'm new, obviously...I have my personal blog and I'm waiting for it to be listed with BlogHer, but in the meantime, here I am. My blog, depressionsandconfessions.com, started as a way for me to reach out to other women with depression, but has evolved into a sort of journal of my personal story about living with the disorder....more

For Gina and Vanessa, Gone Too Soon

Maybe it is because my daily commute to work takes me through Delaware County, Pa., in close proximity to the train tracks where Vanessa Dorwart and Gina Gentile ended their lives on Thursday, an apparent suicide pact.Maybe it is because I remember being 16 and feeling like my life was over because of a breakup, that I would never feel whole and healed again.Maybe it is because I'm a parent and cannot imagine what these girls' families are going through.M...more

Fighting Depression While Raising Children: It Takes An (Online) Village

I've said it here before and I'll say it again: in my darkest, most troubled, most difficult moments, the Internet has saved my life. Sure, my doctor and my psychiatrist and my Ativan prescription were all some help in keeping my head above water when the waves of post-partum depression crashed and pounded over me, but really, it was the presence of a community of women who were speaking truth to power about the reality of post-partum depression that kept me afloat....more

If only I'd been online and had the village when I went through pre-, post-, and pre-school- ...more

Our brain and memory...

Narmatha's Thoughts http://narmathasthoughts.blogspot.com ...more

What is Shopping Addiction + 10 Ways to Fight Back

About the only thing that psychologists can agree on is that an "obsessive buying disorder" actually does exist. The definition of shopping addiction varies from expert to expert too, but the core factor is impulsive, uncontrolled spending that has a negative, unwanted impact on your life....more

Tired of Keeping the Ship Afloat and the Captain Complains!

I don't know how else to explain today.  I have everybody coming at me at work and at home.   I am in the middle of a tug of war with four hormonal teenagers and one clean freak husband.  I love both sides to death but to come up with a happy median at times is a chore in itself.  What gives?  Can I just come home one day without having everyone charging at me?  One son asks, "mom can you drive me to...?".  My answer is, "hell no, I'm tired and it's a school night.".  My eighteen year old has a mind of his own that he runs the show and will not f...more

'Nobody said life would be easy'

Apathy (noun): 1: lack of feeling or emotion: impassiveness. 2: lack of interest or concern: indifference.I don't understand apathy. I don't get not feeling emotions -- though I could see how someone might confuse states I have been in in the past as being in a state of apathy. I don't think I was though.At points in my past, sometimes extended periods at a time, I lived in a state of self-induced numbness. Sometimes, what you feel can be so overwhelming that you aren't prepared, don't know how to deal with it....more