I love sunflowers! For as long as I can remember I have loved them. The funny thing is that I didn’t even know I really loved them until a few years ago when I began the journey out of depression. For some reason they speak to me. They are beautiful, even in the wild. They are a happy color. I love the randomness of them on the side of the road, on a hill, on a dirt path.
I’m reading a great book called, “The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown. Last night I read what encapsulates my experience in overcoming depression:
We can talk about courage and love and compassion until we sound like a greeting card store, but unless we’re willing to have an honest conversation about what gets in the way of putting these into practice in our daily lives, we will never change.
A person can talk all day about overcoming debilitating mental struggles. They can think positive, happy thoughts about it every waking hour. But until a person is ready to have an honest conversation about what is getting in the way of healing, and then do something about it, nothing will change. Ever.
I will forever be grateful that when I was ready to have the honest conversations about what was getting in the way of my healing, there were mentors who were one step ahead of me who tutored me in what to do next.
What are you waiting for? Write it out. You may learn something about yourself and why it seems scary to move forward, or why you believe healing is not possible, or why you are stuck, or why you lack courage, or why it’s easier to be a victim, or …
Are you ready to have the honest conversation and then DO something? Email me if you are.
I just read a GREAT explanation of what our brains are doing as we move through life. I want to highlight what the author explains about how we develop pathways that can lead to depression and anxiety. I love to help people create new neural pathways by providing tools, accountability, and follow through. It matters!
The message in this video clip is just for you…
I am SO grateful I did not give up. Being on this side of depression is SO worth the journey!!
As I have mentioned before, figuring out the connection between the gut and brain is very essential. The Brain Maker book is a fantastic resource to understand how important it is to manage our gut bacteria and build the good flora. There is a very direct correlation between depression and anxiety and gut flora.
I highly recommend taking a probiotic supplement. My doctor recommends at least 20 billion bacteria in the brand I choose. Here is a great article that explains how to use probiotics.
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