Listening to a friend in the program describing that they cant get out of bed this morning and when they are around others they can.
But listening to those deep emotional conflicts is so familiar to us. When I listen to them, I get paralyzed or have to find a way to get out of the chaos of them. Listen to it in the following tidbits I have recently learned!
I had a friend also tell me that they are binging and purging
I have a friend who cant figure out whether they want to go back to an abusive relationship, even though they know it is not healthy for them.
I just read a piece where a guy beats the hell out of himself for having depression, after he wrote a letter to a major newspaper and said he had depression to try and help others.
What is going on? Do I know, hell no, I wouldn’t be here doing this if I did. Sorry I wouldn’t!
You see, I think if I just connect to Ggod, that I am okay. But the problem with that is that I am just really with me. Ggod is here all the time, it is me disconnected to me that is the real problem.
I too think I want to be done with this big D shit. Because I fear that if “you” find out I have it, you wont want to be around me.
But my buddy the painter taught me something that really is “the” answer, at least it is for me:
I sought my Ggod and Ggod eluded me,
I sought my brother and found all three.
Damn, why cant I just take a Ggod dam little pill, a “mother’s little helper,” and be all better, be well?
Forgiveness yes, permission maybe. 123 123
I love TED talks. That is where I first saw Brene Brown. It was like seeing John Bradshaw again, but just a softer more “feminine,” approach to the difficult issues they both deal with. So when I saw Dr. Stephen Ilardi’s talk which one of the links for is at the bottom, I thought wonderful, someone who sees the causes of depression being more cultural than biological like pharmacology would have you believe. That is why I asked my friend Dr. Johnson-Quijada whether she thought depression is a brain illness or not.
I also put Ruby Wax’s TED talk on depression on there. It is 8 minutes long and you might get a chuckle.
*Montrose sang the Jagger/Richards song “Connection” in the 1970s