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General Discussion / Re: Routines and Purpose
« on: November 12, 2015, 12:21:57 pm »
yeah it's taken me awhile to get to the point to do those things on any given day. some days i still end up doing nothing. have to take it in baby steps.

General Discussion / Re: Routines and Purpose
« on: November 12, 2015, 07:41:47 am »
I try to stick to a strict routine but i find it very hard when i miss one thing it throws me off for the rest of the day. so i've been making a looser type of plan where i just have a few really important things I want to get done and just try to tackle those.

but yeah i get the getting out of the house deal, I volunteer a couple times a week to get out, also do support groups, try to meet up for coffee with friends whenever they are free, go to the gym, walk to the park, even go to read/work in the public library instead of doing it at home.

i get cabin fever pretty easy so i have a personal goal of getting out of the house (at least for a small walk) once a day.

General Discussion / Re: I don't understand
« on: November 11, 2015, 04:57:04 pm »
I have family members that are the same way with their gadgets and cars, it seems they derive some form of happiness from it, but it is shortlived so they have to keep getting the new and fancy thing to feel happy again. It sounds like a vicious cycle...I don't personally feel the same way but can understand if someone is having trouble finding that happy feeling how they would go to a quick fix.

General Discussion / Re: Introductions
« on: November 11, 2015, 04:54:21 pm »
Hey Carly, sorry to hear of your troubles, but always remember you're not alone in them! It's good you have family there to support you, support from loved ones is something i cherish on my path of recovery I hope you find they do the same.

I've been attending the mdao groups in Toronto for a few months now and they have changed my life. I encourage you to give it a shot, it took me 6 months of saying this is going to be the week I'll go and have too much anxiety to get out the door, it takes a lot of courage to go to a group and put yourself out there...I get that. but now I look forward to going every week and feel amiss when I can't go.

As for the drugs it also took me a long time to get on board with them as I was under the misconception they would change who I was, and I've been taking them for a couple years now and found that they help but that they are really just a stepping stone to recovery. I know of others that have to try a few different kinds before they find the right fit for them. Try to hang in there! and feel free to pm me if you want to talk one on one. :)


General Discussion / Re: Moving Date
« on: October 26, 2015, 12:56:55 pm »
did you try asking them for a referral to somewhere else that could help ppl not in their facility? I would think they get those requests often no?

General Discussion / Re: how is everyone doing
« on: October 22, 2015, 10:22:18 pm »
I've been okay...last couple weeks have been hectic, moods up and down all the time, been getting less and less was only able to get stuff done in 10 minute intervals, but at least I got those 10 minutes once and awhile!
I spent too much money on books recently so I'm feeling guilty about that, as I binged a little more than I should have...have to learn to forgive and forget with myself better. Any one have any tips for that?

Hope everyone is doing well or at least hanging in there...

General Discussion / Re: very upset by my granddaughter yelling at me
« on: October 20, 2015, 04:50:13 pm »
sounds good, I'm sure they will grow up to be stand up people with the kind of support and care they have. not to worry!

General Discussion / Re: very upset by my granddaughter yelling at me
« on: October 19, 2015, 09:36:37 am »
yes structure is important for a child but consistency in reinforcement of discipline is also needed for it to be effective, ideally your son is acting as disciplinarian and not you. perhaps suggest to your son to try and have a conversation with is ex about setting some common ground there. If she is resentful towards you it may fall on deaf ears so perhaps getting your son not to specify who the bad behavior is being directed towards may help that conversation move forward.

General Discussion / Re: very upset by my granddaughter yelling at me
« on: October 16, 2015, 09:52:35 pm »
I'm glad it helped. yeah ruminating is our own worst enemy...and that's all you can really do is show her how it feels from your perspective, empathy and moral understanding takes time to learn. Having good role models like you can only help! :)

General Discussion / Re: Good Article for Cat Lovers
« on: October 16, 2015, 01:27:57 am »
my cats are my saviors

General Discussion / Re: very upset by my granddaughter yelling at me
« on: October 16, 2015, 01:27:07 am »
children act out in lots of different ways when coping with new things in life. If it were me I would try to step back and realize it's not meant as a personal attack. which would admittedly be hard for me since I over-personalize everything so I understand your frustration. hope the waves pass over and the tide tomorrow is anew for you. :)

General Discussion / Re: I'm back!
« on: October 13, 2015, 02:16:30 pm »
i am back as well! been going to mdao support groups so the forums kind of took a back seat for a bit. but can't go wrong with both :)

General Discussion / Re: Saw inexpensive SAD lamp...
« on: October 13, 2015, 02:15:33 pm »
i got a verilux brand light at bed bath and beyond downtown for 90 dollars and i've had it for a month now. not sure with the depression stuff but it sure helps me wake up and be alert when i crash in the afternoons.

General Discussion / Re: I'm back!
« on: August 28, 2015, 02:55:22 pm »
nice to meet you luckylou!

General Discussion / Re: Dancing
« on: August 24, 2015, 04:26:37 pm »

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