Update December 4, 2012
In 2009 I was giving conscious effort to my struggle with depression!
Putting in the time to address this huge concern without harming myself with drugs was a large factor in the huge success I’ve had with my personal battle with depression over these past 3 years!
Reading this post makes me realize just how far I’ve come!
The insight that much of what I thought of as “depression” was actually post traumatic stress syndrome helped me in my healing process. In the new year I’d like to spend some time exploring what PTS is and what you can do about it with you here on Heart Failure Solutions.
PTSS/PTSD effect many more people than get help. It doesn’t necessarily require drugs to heal from post traumatic stress, but it does require awareness!
The good news is that these days Carrie Tucker, The Life Breath Coach, lives with such passion all day everyday that I NEVER think about depression!
I do NOT have a personal battle with depression! NONE!
Finding Purpose and Serving from your heart is a powerful cure for depression!
I’ve still got a business to run and 3 kids at home to parent, but I do not battle with depression any longer!
Join The Life Breath Club and learn how to utilize your Sacred Breath to find YOUR Purpose!
This information isn’t in any of my available books yet, but you can ask about it on our weekly coaching calls!
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(December 18th, 2009)
Ever get over-whelmed?
There is SO much going on in my life with running my business, single parenting my children, and the increased chaos from the holidays! Overwhelm is down right depressing!
I’m not about to head to my doctor and see what kind of medication he can give me to mask my symptoms of depression.
Depression is my personal rival!
Overwhelm gets to the best of us, but when you begin to experience symptoms of depression, it’s time to nurture yourself and reach out to your support system.
Do you know the symptoms of depression?
- you can’t sleep or you sleep too much
- you can’t concentrate
- negative thoughts bombard your thinking
- loss or increase of your appetite
- you are more irritable and short-tempered than usual
- unexplained aches and pains
- feelings like life isn’t worth the struggle (get help immediately in this case!)
Can you beat depression?
The drug companies want you to believe that the treatment for depression STARTS with medication. Since medication is NOT without risk, PLEASE explore alternatives BEFORE medicating your symptoms of depression, unless you feel that you are a danger to yourself or others. If you choose to use medication, make sure you tell your family to be alert for suicidal behaviors and worsening of your depression. Psychiatric meds tend to increase these feelings.
Do you know what you can do to relieve the symptoms of depression?
- go for a walk, hike, bike ride, or pick up a ball or even a jump rope if you can swing it
- smile even if you have to fake it
- help someone else by volunteering
- ask someone to check in with you regularly
- spend time in nature
- soak in a hot tub
- confide in a close friend about your feelings
- meet new people by joining a club or taking a class
- schedule a weekly date with friends or one special person
- find out if you need to supplement vitamin D by having your level checked
I’ve been taking measures to address my symptoms of depression. When I picked up the phone and called a friend, she said something that had such a profound effect on me that taking action to nurture myself has become MUCH easier.
Do you want to know what my friend said to me that helped so much?
I could say the same thing to you.
“Do you know that you are made of Gold?”
She’s right! I am made of Gold, and so are YOU!
Nurture yourself this holiday season so that you can enjoy the festivities with your friends and family!
One nurturing action you can take for yourself is to find out how your breathing is making you sick and what you can do about it!
The Life Breath Club offers a free ebook with live weekly coaching to discuss breath awareness.
Click on the link below to learn about the benefits of membership.
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Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
- Relax and Release tension
- Exhale Slowly
- Be active in a way that adds joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter