Monday, April 19, 2021

Hobbies - Great Covid Getaways

 Hobbies - Great Covid Getaways


Instead of 'depression getaways' we are going to talk about 'covid getaways'. They are amounting to the same thing these days, do you agree?

I am sure we can all agree that having hobbies had great benefits. But if you need a reminder read this:

Why we need hobbies?

During these stressful and uncertain times, many social, physical, and mental activities and routines are disrupted. Thankfully, hobbies can be there to fill the void and have many benefits:

Monday, April 12, 2021

"More Good Days"

"More Good Days"

Retired NHL hockey play Kelly Hrudey has become an eager mental health advocate. He is open about his own experience.

Men are not typically known for reaching out for help for mental illness, or for even admitting that they might have any emotional struggles at all. So it is helpful when some of these sports guys who struggle, become open about their own experiences. 

You may want to read more about men and depression.

Monday, April 5, 2021

I love libraries and book stores!

 I Love Libraries!

Pictured below is my cozy hometown library.

Why do I love libraries so much? 

Libraries just seem so full of potential to me - potential to learn, to enjoy, to escape, to be part of something that you can only imagine.

Each good book is a little holiday from life - a little depression getaway. Each book takes you on a journey, a lovely private journey between you and the book.

And since I love libraries, when I enter them, my endorphin levels instantly go up. Remember that endorphins are natural feel good chemicals.

Facebook - To Follow or not to Follow

Facebook - To Follow or NOT to Follow?

Are these smiles fake or phoney? Well I'm sure you've figured it out already. This might be a real family but they are definitely posing for this picture and they are probably not that happy all the time. Who knows? Maybe they fight all the time?

But if this woman were a 'friend' of mine on Facebook, I might assume that she has a very happy family (all the time) and that they play together and laugh together (and all the time). It might even make me wish that my family were happier like this one. The picture might give me unnecessary thoughts of jealousy and resentment.

Facebook is a fun way to keep up with friends and to share ideas and certainly has its place. But sometimes it can just make you feel like everyone has a happy life, except you. You may imagine that their family gets along all the time, but not yours. If you are depressed, you will be particularly vulnerable to these kinds of thoughts.

This can become a negative trigger for anyone battling depression or any other mood disorder.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Hackers Unite! Crack Codes for 21 Depression Getaways

Hackers Unite! Crack Codes for 

21 Depression Getaways

It sure looks like Cliff and I are having a good day in this photo, and we were. We were having a fun time in Myrtle Beach (before Covid) at a flea market and we were with family we love. Cliff had just purchased this funny hat with fake hair on it. (Normally he is quite bald).

We were 'laughing' at his hat, 'holding hands' while we walked around, enjoying the 'sunshine' and basking in our 'healthy relationships' with our family.

When you get to the end of this post you will see how these pleasant activities factor into our hacking project.