Big V's Ramblings

Monday, January 22, 2018

Treading Water Until The Next Story

With the last chapter of "The Struggle Within," the true story of my wife's depression, two stays in a psych ward, and multiple suicide attempts, completed, I will be posting another story I posted here first a couple years back. "The Darkness," a book based on a story my grandson Johnny, then... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Struggle Within - Epilogue

Epilogue With the end of this piece in sight, I can look back and see the steps my family has had to take to get to this point. As I tried to explain earlier, I started this project for one reason and finished it for another. The things that have occurred in our personal lives have been incredibly... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Nineteen

More On Relaxing When you first begin to try this method, it is best to find a reasonably quiet, maybe even darkened room. This will cut down on distractions and allow you to concentrate on your internal communications. You need to be able to 'hear' your breathing and your heartbeat. Once you... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 19, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Eighteen

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.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Seventeen

NOTE: This was written during a time when I was under tremendous pressure and there were many nights that I thought I was cracking under it. This period of time was probably the most difficult of my life. My wife was slipping away from me and I was absolutely powerless to stop it. I had to stand up... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Sixteen

A Simple Act of Recognition I had no expectations and they were eminently fulfilled. Some people are always searching for acceptance and happiness but never finding it. 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.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Fifteen

She quietly began to gather pain medications by cheeking them or hiding them in her mouth only to be taken out and hidden away for later. Fortunately, I caught her after the attempt and my experience as a medic paid off. I got our appointment moved up with the therapist, and we were in that office... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 15, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Fourteen

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.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Thirteen

There are things we can change and things we can not. The struggle is to know the difference. The choice to live life without fear and indecision is easier than to live with passive acceptance of everything, good or bad, that comes our way. "We make nothing of our own, even our greatest deeds are... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Twelve

When we are born, we are all 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 want to... Sign in to see full entry.

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