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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2880 on: December 05, 2019, 07:50:40 AM »
That's great to hear, Inky!
Feel free to add your comments about them in the non-fantasy section :)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2881 on: December 05, 2019, 11:21:09 AM »
An inactive mind tends to turn on itself.

And yes, reading totally counts as an activity.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2882 on: December 06, 2019, 07:23:49 AM »
An inactive mind tends to turn on itself.

And yes, reading totally counts as an activity.

I would probably liked the comment twice if I could, hahah. I"ll definitely be quoting that to people in the future.  ;)

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2883 on: December 07, 2019, 02:57:03 PM »
Done Yin Yoga

I will keep it up very relaxing. It’s the just going to new places which causes me anxiety once I’ve been and know what to expect in future I’m okay mostly and where so can park. Still nervous but I be better once I feel comfortable.

I couldn’t do some of the poses,   some of the ladies there were unbelievable flexible. And now that I’m back home I’ve forgotten everything! Which is annoying.

Very worried that I was the only male there stupid thing to worry about.

I won’t let my brain defeat my confidence I am brave !

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2884 on: December 07, 2019, 04:23:23 PM »
Well done, Eclipse!

I was also quite proud of myself today (well, Thursday), because a friend of a friend who I don't know that well, I only see her at parties with the other friend, asked me for coffee this afternoon, and although my immediate reaction was to decline, I said yes and had quite a nice time (just over an hour).
She's now learning portuguese, so I was correcting her homework, hehe - it was super interesting thinking about rules and stuff, how to explain why things are like this and not like that...

Today was also my village's Christmas market day, so I went to hear the brass band playing carols and other music in the church, it was super traditional and quaint and I loved it 8)
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2885 on: December 13, 2019, 03:31:07 PM »
The last few weeks have been crazy...
My mood and my sleep are all over the place (some days I sleep 5 hours, others 10, neither is guarantee of rest).

I'm pretty sure it's another effect of the medication <--> hormones <--> menopause, but knowing why doesn't help me handling it...

I hope things improve soon, I don't want to be dealing with family and big groups of friends over Christmas in this emotional state :-\
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2886 on: December 13, 2019, 10:54:18 PM »
welcome to my world!

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2887 on: December 14, 2019, 02:39:13 AM »
welcome to my world!

Medication, hormones and menopause?  :o

Just kidding.

The last few weeks have been crazy...
My mood and my sleep are all over the place (some days I sleep 5 hours, others 10, neither is guarantee of rest).

I'm pretty sure it's another effect of the medication <--> hormones <--> menopause, but knowing why doesn't help me handling it...

I hope things improve soon, I don't want to be dealing with family and big groups of friends over Christmas in this emotional state :-\

I felt like this after Trump won. I was actually on a holiday with my wife and was sulking through that. Thankfully, we were on a all week hiking trip in Sequoia National Park starting the day after election, so I was able to cut myself off the circus and recharge.

Trick is to able to cut off and insulate yourself tho event you can't control. The macro world is not a nice place, so shfit attention to micro world (local community, pets etc) and you'll find happiness there. A good book always helps! Find something joyful.

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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2888 on: December 14, 2019, 06:32:39 AM »
Rostum, the sleep thing?

Bender, thanks. Even though it's not caused by politics, that certainly hasn't helped.
Nice doggie - and I think the link is because that's not a 'real' photo, it's a page link. Others who use Imgur might be able to help.
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2889 on: December 14, 2019, 07:49:48 AM »
Rostum, the sleep thing?

Bender, thanks. Even though it's not caused by politics, that certainly hasn't helped.
Nice doggie - and I think the link is because that's not a 'real' photo, it's a page link. Others who use Imgur might be able to help.

Politics aside, we live in an age where we have to dig to find what makes us happy. World is still bad. Hope you find your happiness back!
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2890 on: December 15, 2019, 03:29:43 AM »
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2891 on: December 19, 2019, 01:49:15 AM »
So Mrs. JMack wants two things for Christmas. One is a new CD player for her car. Believe it or not, this would cost me over $500. Can’t quite bring myself to that one. (I wonder why?)

The other is to sing her Keith Urbana’s new song, I’ll Be Your Santa Tonight.
So.

I bought the mp3, and downloaded software that let almost fully drop out Keith, leaving a sort of karaoke track. I loaded it up in GarageBand, plugged in my Yeti microphone, and...

I’ve lost my voice.

I have a developing cold, for one thing, plus I tried to sing tenor for the Hallelujah Chorus at a party Sunday night and sort of blew out my chords. Should have stuck to bass. Now I only have bass, and no control over my tone.

How many days til Christmas?  :-\
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2892 on: December 19, 2019, 02:45:40 AM »
CD player? Why not an USB?
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2893 on: December 19, 2019, 05:56:52 AM »
Because 'old' people would like a chance to listen to their big CD collection in the car...
I have the same problem now I'm changing my car: in the last one, a CD player was an option that I selected, now it no longer exists >:(

I'll have to learn how to use other methods to listen to my CDs there :-\

And poor Jmack: can you give her a sort of 'to be used later' voucher? Maybe give her the music background soundtrack with a card that says "to be completed when my voice is back to normal" - or maybe you have a bit of the music only, she listens to it and wonders, and then she hears you with bad voice saying that :D
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Re: Depression, Struggles and Light at the End of Every Tunnel
« Reply #2894 on: December 19, 2019, 07:49:17 AM »
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Rostum, the sleep thing?

The best descritpion I have for insomnia is when you have laid still all night not to disturb the person you love and when they wake you from your 40 minutes sleep by kissing you good morning, and you wish them dead.

My insomnia is mild I get by and am functional for the most part. I know someone who holds a marriage and job down by drinking themselves insensible every couple of days.

The likliehood is the moodswings are a symptom of the insomnia not the other way round. Best of luck and may it pass.

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So Mrs. JMack wants two things for Christmas. One is a new CD player for her car. Believe it or not, this would cost me over $500. Can’t quite bring myself to that one. (I wonder why?)

Ouch that sounds too much. You can move her CD libary to a solid state option and plug it into the existing stereo for far less. Alternatively see what your local scrapyard has get the CD option for the car from them. They may well fit it for you as well.