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Robin Williams: Battling Depression

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Robin Williams RIP

Robin Williams was a big part of all of our lives — his movies are classics that we all relate to and remember which is why many of us are feeling this loss deeply. What I have learned over the years is depression threads its way into every atom of your being and can lay dormant for many years.  Life goes on, great things happen to you and then something will trigger it and a downward spiral starts. There are chances to catch it before it drags you too far down. But sometimes, it can come on suddenly, without warning and it’s powerful. So powerful that you can’t grab hold and pull yourself back up.  

A few years ago, I read Rick Springfield’s autobiography Late, Late at Night. It is an honest account of his own battle with depression – referring to it as “Mr. D”. He still battles it as it creeps back into his life when he least expects it and has crippled him and brought him to the brink of wanting to die many times over the course of his life.  If you get a chance to read it, do. It’s an eye opener about what lies underneath some of the public celebrities we all know and admire.

My heart is heavy today as I think about how Mr. Williams must have felt yesterday as his Mr. D took charge – and took his life. Depression is not something to be hide. It is not a sign of weakness. It is a very real state that can lead its sufferers feeling powerless.

Get Help. Talk to someone. Be Open to the different treatments. Be a friend. Be Kind and offer a shoulder to lean on.

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A Balanced Life is the Key To Happiness

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Yesterday’s Yoga theme was BALANCE and the idea that the universe needs it and will do what is necessary to gain it.  I’m sure we all have seen examples in our lives of the chaos that ensues when things are out of balance. We eat too much, drink too much, clutter up our spaces, overindulge in things that we shouldn’t.  They are signs of things being out of whack in our lives.

Balance Is the Key to Happiness

A great example of someone trying to regain balance in their lives is Max Schireson, the chief executive of a software company, who made headlines because he decided to step down to spend more time with his family.  Countless women make this choice regularly but it’s rare for a man to do it and then talk about it.

When I start to feel overwhelmed and unable to get a handle on things happening in my life – my house gets messier, I become annoyed and irritated,  I eat more, and I have a tendency to sleep a lot more than I normally do (I love to sleep in general).  

Learning how to balance life’s ever changing hills and valleys is a life long process but here are some good tips I have found:

Read This

Be Inspired

Pretend you are the best!

Workout

Thurs: Yoga

Yoga Heart Rate Data

Boxing

Boxing Heart Rate Data

Make Your Bed

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Take time out of your day and watch this amazing, inspiring and thoughtful commencement speech delivered by  Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, BJ ’77, ninth commander of U.S.Special Operations Command, Texas Exes Life Member, and Distinguished Alumnus at The University of Texas at Austin, on May 17, 2014. It’s worth it…

Navy SEAL Commander Tells Students To Make Their Beds Every Morning In Incredible Commencement Speech

Read This!

Be Inspired

Successful Life Quote

Workout

I skipped Power Boxing this AM- but I may go for a run later in the day if I feel up to it but no pressure….

Perspective: It’s All In How You See It

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While I am on my girl’s trip with my daughter, I have compiled some thoughts about Perspective. I believe that events and experiences that offer a chance for us to gain perspective are gifts. By gaining perspective on life’s events, you are better able to think through and handle whatever comes your way. It’s not always easy, but you are able to focus on what’s really important and appreciate all you have…

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Perspective: Beautiful Pictures

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While I am on my girl’s trip with my daughter, I have compiled some thoughts about Perspective. I believe that events and experiences that offer a chance for us to gain perspective are gifts. By gaining perspective on life’s events, you are better able to think through and handle whatever comes your way. It’s not always easy, but you are able to focus on what’s really important and appreciate all you have…

And while I am away, make sure to visit one of my favorite sites and the person who first inspired me to start taking a look at my eating patterns: Melissa from The Clothes Make the Girl

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Perspective: It’s All In How You Look at Life

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While I am on my girl’s trip with my daughter, I have compiled some thoughts about Perspective. I believe that events and experiences that offer a chance for us to gain perspective are gifts. By gaining perspective on life’s events, you are better able to think through and handle whatever comes your way. It’s not always easy, but you are able to focus on what’s really important and appreciate all you have…

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