Saturday, October 23, 2010

Been struggling a lot lately

Funny how October is, among other things, Depression Awareness month. Funny how my blog is basically green. Funny how I'm struggling through a bout of depression...yeah, funny that.

Today, I had a good cry, did some writing (it's where my songs come from...oh yeah, I'm taking a songwriting class)  and shared what I'd written with my husband. He pointed me to this video which basically shares what I and so many people I know are struggling to understand.

So my friends, I wanted to share it with you too. When you have 20 mins to care for yourselves, take the time to watch this video from a TedX talk in Houston, Texas.  This is exactly what I am struggling with and knowing I am not alone gives me courage to work toward living authentically. If watching can help just one of you, if you share it and help just one person...then the world will slowly become a better place.

Thank you for reading, thank you for following even though I've not posted in forever. Thank you for commenting and thank you for being there even when I'm withdrawn, shaking and feeling like I'm not enough.


  1. Keep your chin up, Elizabeth. And yes, cry when you need to cry. It's good that you talk about it. Things will look up eventually. They always will. [hugs] :)

  2. ((hugs)) thank you for sharing. i know sometimes it is the ONLY thing that helps me when I am down. its just so damn hard to do it.

  3. Miss E, thank you for turning me onto this lecture. I'm really moved by it. It's filled with many 'that's it!' moments.

    You are not alone in your struggle. I've been awed by the many women I have 'met' on blogs that struggle with depression, as well. It sounds odd, however, it rings true; I've never felt so surrounded by comfort and understanding in my feeling of being alone.


  4. I've had your page open since Sunday. I know how hard it can get, and I know that I can't say anything to make you feel better. I just hope you DO feel better now. ((((hugs))))

  5. Great post, thanks for sharing!

  6. I hope you get better soon, we miss you! (hugs)

  7. You aren't alone my favorite Lizard. I hope you find the peace and clarity you need. ((HUGS))

  8. Hi. I read your post, share the plague of depression and heeded your suggestion to watch the video. Thank you for sharing this. I can absolutely relate to withdrawing, shaking and feeling like I'm not enough. The strength of the human spirit is amazing and each day can be a wonder.

  9. I just want to say thanks to all of you who have read and watched. And thanks for all the positive comments. I'm crawling out of the hole and the points at the end of this video are the rungs of my ladder. I'm striving to keep these all in my awareness and doing all I can to keep living life Wholeheartedly.
    I just have to work on that whole... "I am enough" thing... *sigh*


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