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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.

Friday, January 12, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Eleven

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 itself, Every man... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Ten

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 of Depression Depression takes a... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Nine

When confronted by our worst nightmares, the choices are few: fight or flight. We hope to find the strength to stand against our fears but sometimes, despite ourselves, we run. What if the nightmare gives chase? Where do we hide then? -Heroes - Season 2 "Fight or Flight." An Involuntary Suicide This... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The Struggle Within - Part Eight

The Final Option The surviving family of a successful suicide bears a tremendous burden that can never be entirely relieved. The constant question is always one of self-doubt, "Did I somehow become the last pebble on the scale of life and death? Was there anything I could have said or done that... Sign in to see full entry.

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