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by 100footpole
Sat Oct 11, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New to the neighborhood
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Hi

The thing that worked for my wife and I was a visit to my doctor to get on SSRIs and some short term marriage counseling sessions to improve our communication. This was back in the 80s. I was amazed that the SSRIs could change how I felt / looked at things. I encourage you to go to your doctor and t...
by 100footpole
Thu Oct 09, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: looking forward to meeting yall
Replies: 3
Views: 1126

Tell me something good ....

I love your comment "Trying to fight the good fight." I'm mostly happier when I do something (anything). Seems like when I make a mistake that's what I focus on instead of all the things that are going good. Then I get mad at myself for going off track. I'm Trying to keep up self talk on t...
by 100footpole
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Profiles
Topic: Fight or Flight?
Replies: 0
Views: 4328

Fight or Flight?

I picked the name 100footpole based on a zen story I read. "You are standing on a 100 foot pole. Which way do you step?" This describes my default feeling ... anxiety. I get cramps in my calf and foot from my leg shaking all the time. The answer to the question is other questions: "Wh...
by 100footpole
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: What does motivation feel like?
Replies: 22
Views: 5524

Down Dog

4EverMe I'm sorry. That was obscure. We all know that dog in reverse is god. But, what does that mean. Mathematically / Logically ... nothing. But you can't tell that to your dog. I was thinking that based on the big bang. Because anything that happened before that happened before the creation myth ...
by 100footpole
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: Living with Depression and other Related Health Concerns
Topic: What does motivation feel like?
Replies: 22
Views: 5524

This is How

Good job Dane. To me motivation is to try something. If it makes you feel better ... keep doing it, even though its hard. I think that was I Am Larry's point. I try to avoid metaphors, but look at Newton's First Law. To get something moving requires an "unbalanced force". But once it is mo...
by 100footpole
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The Put A Smile On Your Face Post
Replies: 91
Views: 23274

Far from the Tree

Jons Dragon Eyes, There is a book called "Far From The Tree" about people with disabilities. In the book there are parents who made the same decision that you made with booger. They say how much their children have contributed to their lives. The book also (more briefly) covers people who ...
by 100footpole
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: A cry for help!!! My life is on pause and I'm wasting time!
Replies: 9
Views: 2718

Whew ...

Shopping Queen, I've been thinking about your post for 24 hours. I can understand how you don't want to hear all that standard advice ... because you can't believe it right now. A book that has helped me is "This is How" by Augusten Burroughs. I think you would like his style because he is...
by 100footpole
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The Put A Smile On Your Face Post
Replies: 91
Views: 23274

Love And Hugs

One of my characteristics is never saying goodbye ... just saying my bit and going. I should look at facebook messages to see if this is a trait that can be documented in people.

Anyway, Cheers and Best Wishes to you. Love and Hugs too.

100footpole.
by 100footpole
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The Put A Smile On Your Face Post
Replies: 91
Views: 23274

Control

Jons Dragon Eyes, My friend's funeral was one of the happiest events in my life. I've been to funerals where the purpose seems to give the participants a feeling of closure. My friend's funeral was more New Orleans style. We laughed, told stories, and talked about how much we were going to miss her....
by 100footpole
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The Put A Smile On Your Face Post
Replies: 91
Views: 23274

Dog Songs

My dog is a mix, slightly under 50 pounds. When I come home he sings a song in one key, and when my wife comes home he sings a song in a higher key. For both of us his rear is going in one direction while his tail bounces in the opposite. Sometimes we sing back to him and his back legs start to come...
by 100footpole
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: im dying and no one cares
Replies: 332
Views: 120217

People Care

I am just flitting around the forum. Your smile thread encouraged me to register. I will go read the instructions after posting this. The friend I described in the smile thread had kidney problems. She waited years to get on the transplant list, and then when it was time to get on the list found out...
by 100footpole
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Your Story
Topic: The Put A Smile On Your Face Post
Replies: 91
Views: 23274

Animal Lover Memorium

JonsDragonEyes, Your posts remind me of a dear friend who passed on from bad luck. She had a rare and under-researched disease that took her life. The disease was intermittent and progressive. She loved animals. She had two ducks in her back yard. One she got from the humane society because it had b...

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