Psalm 146:8 - The LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
According to everydayhealth.com women are 70 percent more likely than men to develop depression. In the same article, men are more likely to drown their depression in drugs or alcohol, while women are more likely to seek help from friends, family or therapists. Why do you think men self-medicate more than women? If you’re fighting depression right now, have in the past, or know someone who is, what have you found that helps the depression?
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Exercise is especially important for those of us with chronic pain, in order to keep our bodies flexible, keep us mobile and increase our energy. What kinds of exercise do you choose? Do you regularly exercise? Don’t worry. We’re not going to chew you out if you don’t exercise, so still feel free to join the conversation. Just click on the blue “comments” button below.
I struggle with complaining. I mean me complaining not others complaining to me. I’m doing better than I used to and try to find something good in a bad situation that I can focus on instead. I think it’s all about gratitude. When something comes up and we start to feel like complaining, we need to take a look at the things we have that we can be grateful for. I’m grateful for my personal relationship with Jesus, and for my family and friends.
How about you? Do you struggle with complaining? What are you grateful for? I look forward to you joining the discussion.
Isaiah 43:18 - Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
Going over the past in your mind can be productive, as you find ways that can help you not repeat the negative aspects. However, if you continue to focus on the past, especially if you blame yourself for what happened, ruminating can be destructive for your life. How do you handle your past? Do you remember it in a way to be constructive or do you only see hurtful memories?
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.