The Rainy Day

This is a selection from a  poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

For me this poem is all about growing older, getting through the dark days, knowing sunny days are coming and to accept that our life is not perfect.  Being ‘blue’ is ok if you give it a time frame to experience it, then move on.

Overcoming depression

Overcoming depression

 
My life is cold and dark and dreary
It rains and the wind is never weary
My thoughts still cling to the mouldering past
And youth’s fond hopes fall thick in the blast
And my life is dark and dreary

Be still, sad heart and cease repining
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining
Thy fate is the common fate of all
Into each life some rain must fall
Some days must be dark and dreary
 

Do you feel like this sometimes?  I know I do but the difference between being blue and depressed is that the feeling passes and I find something to give me hope or to smile about.  It important to know the difference in the two and get help if you are depressed.  There is ‘help at the end of the tunnel’ we just have to see that things change in life and so can we.

When I feel blue I reach out to those who love me unconditionally, my grandchildren and my pets.  They just ‘love you’  for being YOU.

I reach out now to all of my readers who are reading this post and relate and give you a virtual hug.  I know its not a real one but its the best I can do right now to tell you that someone cares.  You are not alone and there are many of us who suffer anxiety and feeling the blues.  I encourage you to share your feeling here by posting a comment and embracing all of us in our search for a happier life.

My last comment here is that without the dark days you don’t appreciate the really sunny ones.

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4 tips to reduce divorce stress

Getting a divorce is a very stressful time in a person’s life.  It is a bit like losing a person to death but still having them around, which can be in itself quite distressing, and of course there is the hurt and/or betrayal which one side feels.

When I went through this many years ago I must admit I didn’t do well.  I was very angry and this anger actually was not good for me or my family and I came to realize I was really only hurting myself by venting those feelings.   This stress and anger must have sent my anxiety levels through the roof.

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Panic attacks and how they start

Listen to the video below as it explains how I felt when having a panic attack but I didn’t know what to do then.   Eating in restaurants always made me anxious and this is where my panic attacks started. When I looked at this video I identified immediately with how I felt when I first suffered from panic attacks.

What it didn’t talk about though was what I call ‘the wave’ which comes with panic attacks. I used to dread ‘the wave’  but now when I feel some tingling in my fingers or scalp I can stop ‘the wave’ from coming on and taking me into a full blown panic attack.  I realize then that my anxiety is high and I work at getting it down.  Please watch the video if you do experience panic.

It’s not easy to overcome panic attacks but it can be done and I have done it myself. Don’t be fooled though into thinking its easy or that you can read a book or watch some videos and it will all go away. That doesn’t happen. It takes time and you must apply what you learn.    I really liked this video and I hope you did too.

I recommend PANIC AWAY for help with overcoming panic.  Just read their testimonials to see the relief they have given to so many people.

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