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Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 19, 2012

I’m praying to return to full-time work soon, I’m a mom, a grandma, a sister, a daughter, an ex-wife who will always be supportive, a friend, a consumer, a strong advocate for equality, and in being all these things like many of you life can get hectic.
So, I thought that instead of posting about 1 specific topic, I would post a generic discussion so you all can connect and support one another regardless of the topic
We, human beings, have so much to share and express and get non-judgemental feedback on that it seemed logical.
So many of us, perhaps all of us, could use a little breather from what initially attracted us to this website.
I’m sure there are so many other things going on (Good & stressful) in our lives; that we would like to explore and brainstorm on that if given the opportunity we just may be better equipped to confront what originally brought us here.
The common goal is to express yourself, bounce ideas off each other, learn because there is a level of learning that takes place (I have learned so much) and simply support one another.
What I have noticed about my postings on depression is that we have a common thread of discussions and they branch out to other aspects of who we are; work, relationships, stress, burn out, frustrations, joy’s, meaning, goals, aging gracefully, side effects and human kindness.
I met a special friend on this site “Piglit”, and I’m sure many of you have been blessed by her kindness as well, and it is simply a wonderful feeling, when you can establish new relationships and can give other’s a break and expand your support network!
So, who will take a chance and post first?!!”
In solidarity about being good to thy neighbors 🙂

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dc35
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Posted by @dc35, Mar 19, 2012

Hello, thank you for the reminder, there is good, sometimes I forget. Our 17 yr old son is bi polar and my aging mother has Alzeimers. Our son is in a difficult age anyway and adding the bi bolar is just plain nuts sometimes. We are always tweaking his meds. She does live with us. Sometimes I go home and just want to turn around and leave. I have kleptomanica and steal. So life is not barrel of laughs. My husband is a saint who I sometimes wonder how he stays as we celebrate 20 years.
How does one put some of this to rest and get over our own problems? Thanks for the input.


Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 20, 2012

Wow, you have a lot going on! You ask how to take care and deal with so much.
personally, I believe that if I’m not good to myself it can be very challenging to care for and support others wholeheartedly. If we are not well others can pick up on this and then a cycle of worrying begins and burn out is inevitable.
Try to make a list of goals that you wish to achieve in the next year and work diligently to achieve them. One may have to be the stealing before you get yourself into legal problems which will only ad more stressors and most likely be embarrassing to your loved ones as well as self.
Best,
Rox


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Posted by @piglit, Mar 21, 2012

Hi you do have such a lot going on at the moment. I am an aged care worker and was just wondering with your mum is there is a support group within the community where you live, that may be able to help you. Just thought that this may help to take a liitle of the pressure off you. Also you have a wonderful husband,you are lucky to have his support, sounds alot like mine. You need to take care of yourself and have time for yourself. Take care here if you need me Piglit


Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Apr 18, 2012

Hi dc35
Is everything ok? Just checking in with friends who have not posted in a while.
Take care
Rox


Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 22, 2012

Lost a special person. I’ve always instructed loved ones to cremate my body when that time arrives. Sadly, when someone who had an impact on you and was a blessing from God passes and is cremated one is left feeling like closure will be almost impossible.
People are dying so young and I feel badly that in trying to heal thyself I unfortunately lost touch with individuals who were giving, accepting, positive and touched by an ability to accept everyone and make all those around them smile and have hope.
R


piglit
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Posted by @piglit, Mar 22, 2012

Dear Rox so very sorry to hear the sad news about your friend, God bless always here if you need me. Piglit


Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 22, 2012

Change is needed in our lives. Try to not only be good to yourself but other’s
hopeful


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Posted by @piglit, Mar 22, 2012

We all need to realize that our life is precious as is everyone’s. I think we need to live for the moment. Enjoy as much as we can, give of ourselves as much as we can. We all so need to take care and nuture ourselves and others. In life we are faced with so many different things many of which are quite big challenges to us all. Take time today to send our prayers to my dear friend Roxie who is so very sad as to the lose of an irreplaceable dear friend. Roxie’s friend made such a difference to this world and loved the people who surrounded her with love. A special soul who I know is at peace. Take time also my dear friends to send prayers to her friend’s family who would be feeling this very sad lose. God Bless Piglit


Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 23, 2012

God bless you. I’m better. You are so right. Try to enjoy your life no matter what because we just never know when it will be our turn…..
Peace


Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 28, 2012

Decided to start taking walks in my neighborhood & it’s true a little exercise improves the mood.
Take care all
Rox


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Posted by @piglit, Mar 28, 2012

Walking is good for you. I always say it helps to blow away the cobwebs lol Piglit


Roxie43
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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 28, 2012

I love it when you’re comical.


piglit
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Posted by @piglit, Mar 28, 2012

well when you get back you won’t have any lol

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Posted by @roxie43, Mar 28, 2012

Hysterical! Been a while I’m sure I do.LOL


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Posted by @piglit, Mar 28, 2012

You no my sense of humour and being able to laugh has helped me through the many years ups and downs. As the old age saying goes Laughter is your best medicine, Enjoy the walk

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