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To Medicate or Not Medicate, THAT is the Question!

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“Surviving isn't around us, but in us.” ~Shannon Alder I wish I could remember the exact date I stopped taking my anti-depressants. I know it has been somewhere between 4 - 5 months total. This is my fourth time attempting this over the past 4 years. So I guess I try it once a year roughly. The first 8-10 weeks or so are always fantastic! Everything goes so smoothly and I feel fine for the most part. I did a podcast where I talk about coming off medication and you can listen to it here, http://bit.ly/2nldASf . Week 12 comes along...

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Manic Monday Hiatus

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Manic Monday Hiatus

I feel like I have hit a wall...

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Closets bore me...so I'm coming out!!

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Closets bore me...so I'm coming out!!

Closets bore me...so I'm coming out!! I apologize for the delay in getting this post out. I have been busy and haven't had time to blog. The editor of my book isn't going to work out after all and so alas I have lost 3 months of editing time that I could've been working on the book myself and there is no way my book will be published this year.  Every Monday, at 10:00 am CST, I do a live FB video called, "Manic Monday" on facebook.com/thesurvivorcoach. I recently heard that 64% of people hate Mondays. I'm definitely in that...

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My discovery regarding mental health

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My discovery regarding mental health

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”  ―Lao Tzu 

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Are you alone or are you lonely?

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LONELINESS “If you learn to really sit with loneliness and embrace it for the gift that it is…an opportunity to get to know YOU, to learn how strong you really are, to depend on no one but YOU for your happiness…you will realize that a little loneliness goes a LONG way in creating a richer, deeper, more vibrant and colorful YOU.” ― Mandy Hale Today's Manic Monday was on a topic someone sent to me. I love it when you all send me questions or topics you'd like for me to talk about because I want to talk about what is helpful...

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