Its not just a question or a statement, its not a choice, or an obligation. It just is. It has been a while since I have checked in and written anything. I am not the best writer, but I can speak from the heart- that if you are reading this you or someone you know may benefit from what comes next.
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease a few months after I stopped nursing my daughter. I thought maybe I had postpartum, maybe my hormones where out of balance. Maybe I was a wife and mother to a solider who was gone 90% of our marriage. I wanted to put blame on something. Surely an active, fun, out going mom, business owner and friend didn't have depression. I really kind of refused to believe that I did for many years. Today- is a different time a different ball game, we are kind of like pioneers making our way; finding that new normal. What is normal? If someone asked, I would tell them I want to be the furthest thing from normal. I eat super clean 99% of the time, I drink very little if at all, I go to bed early 6 nights out of 7 and I am just super reserved to sharing any kind of stress that I may be going through. so today if I have depression I let one or two people know and I pioneer through that shit because that's exactly what it is. It's not easy and I know that I hurt people along the way by not sharing, it's not intentional; I just do not want to expose any one to my struggles. That is what my perception is- "do not expose anyone to your shit."
Perception is reality- for you, or for me or, for your friends, or your loved ones. If you perceive something to be one way you believe that is the reality. When in many cases it is only your reality. Maybe you are perceived to be distant and you are just very busy or you are perceived to share more than most when you are just looking for a road map of helpers. With depression perception is often way off (it can really mess with you) and in reality that perception is the cause of more depression. I won't share to much I promise but I do want to help you in your time of need. You are not alone, your loved one does not have to go through it alone.
There are couple of tools we can use during these times. Discipline, consistency, and routine. If we are disciplined we can recognize these symptoms and concepts and not stop them from becoming realities. Staying in a routine can help prevent diversion down the dark path. Being consistent will help the soul observe what is happening and the soul or your spirit is smart it will help you when it recognizes any change, we must observe what is happening before we can see the change. These 3 tools will help prevent sickness and emotional drainage during times of depression if we use them.
I am in the business of preventing sickness and creating wellness. With depression and negative dull energy we become vulnerable, we take in more energy than we may normally would and that can often lead to sickness. So I challenge you with own your responsibility in these difficult times to practice reciprocity with anyone you encounter. This does not have to be verbal, or physical. Just a mental positive exchange. I love you. Thank you. I love you. I love myself. These simple exchanges will change the way you feel. The way you look and the outcomes throughout your day.
For more information on depression and life coaching, message me and we will can set some goals or meet and have a water, or coffee if that is your cup of choice. :)