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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Struggle Within - Epilogue

Epilogue With the end of this piece at hand, I can look back to judge myself. I see the steps my family has had to take to get to this point. Some were painful steps, but we got there. As I tried to explain earlier, I started this project for one reason and finished it for another. The things that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Sixteen

Once you learn to control your breathing, the next step is to learn to control your heart rate. Whenever you get excited, one of the first signs you notice your heart is beating faster than usual. With sufficient practice, you can learn to control it just as you learned to slow your breathing. One... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Fifteen

How I relax We are all dancing on the edge of Life. When we are born, we are all basically the same. It is only our beliefs and opinions that make us different. You need only to open your eyes to open your mind. While it may not be universally true, most people who struggle with depression have a... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Fourteen

Wisdom comes alone through suffering. - Aeschylus And It Burns, Burns, Burns - The Ring of Fire With apologies to Johnny Cash We all handle grief and stress differently and can take greater and lesser amounts of pressure. I had lived a pressure-filled life in the medical field and have been blessed... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 17, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Thirteen

I had no expectations, and they were eminently fulfilled. Some people are always searching for acceptance and happiness, but never finding it. A Simple Act of Recognition In various places throughout this book, I've advised about multiple things you should do and shouldn't do. I may have briefly... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Twelve

A day or so after Halloween, I began to notice that my wife was becoming more agitated all the time. Her personality was changing from her usual cheerfulness, and she was growing prone to outbursts of violent and sometimes very vulgar tirades that would last twenty to thirty seconds. Oddly enough,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Eleven

Depression Is An Equal Opportunity Employer I've saved this chapter until the last of this story because, until this point in my life, I could truthfully say that I had never been severely depressed before. Times change, things happen. I started this book back in August of 2014, and under normal... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Ten

When we are born, we are all basically the same. It is only our beliefs and opinions that make us different. You need only to open your eyes to open your mind. We Pause A Moment For A Word From Our Sponsor I know I've covered a lot of material in this section, but there is a lot to know. I don't... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Nine

Opening Thoughts Too many people spend too much of their lives waiting for moments that never come. "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them." - Henry David Thoreau from his book, 'Civil Disobedience and Other Essays.' No man is an island, Entire of... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

The Struggle Within - Part Eight

Thoughts going into this chapter: Far away is far away only if you don't go there. If you aren't climbing, you are falling. It costs nothing to speak out, but remaining silent could cost everything. Sometimes, our only mode of transportation is a leap of faith. - Margaret Shepard The Physical Side... Sign in to see full entry.

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