25 November 2013

The Story Of My Life

'Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain, I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days.'
'The Story of My Life ' - One Direction

Whenever a blogger can't find a title for a post, they go for the good ol' quote a popular song tactic ;) hehe what can I say, music is my refuge- and this song has been on replay since I watched the guys perform it on the AMA's last night.

 What a week I had last week, so down and out, getting over the flu and unexplained low blood pressure readings put me in a slump, due to low levels of energy made me hit depression like symptoms. For the first time I understood how debilitating depression can be, there's only so much that books and lecturers can teach you about depression, but experiencing it firsthand brings a new understanding and with that deep respect for those who suffer daily. It took the love of my boys, some thoughtful and discerning friends to bring me out of that slump, and yes, music helped. Music always helps. 

Light therapy helps too (getting out in the sunlight) staying on a routine, taking loads of vitamins, proper nutrition, and staying fit are proven ways to combat the blues. For my friends in countries that experience brutal winters here are some links that can help to combat the winter blues Spark People / CMHA / Best Health Mag
NEVER! NEVER! underestimate the power of prayer and the power of laughter, nightly episodes of Modern Family helps :D 

So this was supposed to be a post on vintage shorts, haha, oh well, I will do a separate post on that... Which song do you have on replay today? I wish for you good mental health, and remember the day we stop sharing our pain is the day we carry all the burden... so yeah... talk about things :) send me an email if you like.

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love

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