This is a very good explanation concerning Depression–what it is, how to help…Patty has written expertly on the subject! Please direct your likes and comments to her blog: http://petitemagique.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/a-monster-called-depression/
She is also the author of a published, wonderful, adult fantasy book: “Dragen Duma” and a poetry book, “My Wings” ( in English) that is available on Amazon. Her author’s anme is Patty van Delft, and she reigns from Holland.
Let’s talk about a monster that’s always lurking in the shadows shall we?
It’s a beast called Depression.
This monster makes many victims every year, has the ability to show up out of nowhere and is a tough one to battle.
First of all, let’s see what the specialists can tell us about this monster:
“Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person’s thoughts, behavior, feelings and sense of well-being. Depressed people feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worried, helpless, worthless, guilty, irritable, hurt, or restless. They may lose interest in activities that once were pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, remembering details, or making decisions, and may contemplate, attempt, or commit suicide. Insomnia, excessive sleeping, fatigue, loss of energy, or aches, pains, or digestive problems that are resistant to treatment may also be present.
Depressed mood is not always a psychiatric disorder. It may also be a normal reaction…
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Thank you so much for the reblog and your sweet words my dear friend. Hope you are well.
Lots of love and hugz ❤
You are most welcome, dear friend! LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU! ❤
Thanks for sharing this sort of information with the blogging world. I am going to check out the information and follow. I have also recently been dealing with the issue of depression on my blog. Blessings!
The THANK YOU should be direct to Patty. She is a dear friend with an understanding heart and has written this posting exceptionally perfect! If you go to her site, Sister Abigail, you will find many good poems, thoughts and inspiration! It is: petitemagique.wordpress.com
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I did go to her site and like her post as well as give it a 5 start rating. Thanks to you for sharing it. Blessings!
You are right, Jane, depression is in the head. Truly an awakening truth
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This essay was written by my friend, Patty, who lives in Holland…how small our world has become because of the internet and WordPress! You are now my sole (or…soul) friend from Japan! Regarding depression, I have been told our thoughts dictate our feelings. If we can adjust our thoughts to positive thinking, we can alter our feelings about our life. So the theory goes…We are bombarded from the day we are born with the emotions and thoughts of other people–beginning with our birth families and then extending out to the society and culture in which we live. We have to navigate through all of that and figure out who we are and hopefully, come out of the human experiences with our soul in tact. I don’t know–there is the “gut” instinct—is that devoid of feeling or is it a feeling??? And sometimes if we would follow that, we might be better off than listening to all of the crazy thoughts that go through our heads! I do know that what people say to me has a profound effect on how I feel –and so words are powerful –do my emotions take over my thought processes when that happens? I do know that when I get depressed, I have to break-out of my isolation, and be with people—even though many times people put me into depression…LOL. Isolation is a huge problem in this country, I think. I live in the countryside, and I do not have money to travel–so I travel with WordPress. I have to calculate every trip I make. My daughter says I should move to the city–then I think I would be more isolated–I would be afraid to walk outside among the trees–dilemma. I am a country girl at heart. I need a balance between alone time and people time. Have a great day, Yoshiko!
Never expect that from you, Jane. There is a comfort in the country side. Lesser stress and depression. I do agree that people’s words and actions are the one who often causes my depression. Glad to have a good conversation with you. Isn’t better to stay together with your children at the city? Because they care about you though have different perceptions.