My favorite kinds of people? Dreamers, doers, believers, thinkers, lovers, true friends.
Who do I want to be with?
Be with the ones you love
I love and enjoy my grandchildren. I trust you take a moment soon to be with some of those important people in your life.
Have a great weekend, friends!
101 Power Thoughts
These are trying times for so many of us. I am recording my life into recovery and wellness. And with that, I am passing along things I did as self-help. For one thing, I sought out ways to change my thought-life. Louise Hay and others feed me with nourishment I desperately needed when I needed it.
Positive thoughts gave me my life back, transformed.
Best wishes for you and the life you desire . . .
Speak up and tell your stories
I'm writing my story in hopes that it will inspire others to share their story. I don't know if there is a "book" in everyone but I know for certain there is a story in there. I encourage you to share your story of overcoming some of life's challenges. Someone needs to hear what you have to say. They are waiting!
Letting go. Allowing peace.
An affirmation 4 U:
"I release to the Comforter any personal feelings of anxiety, sadness, guilt, and anger and allow Peace to fill the void."
About the value of family
I was raised appreciating my family. However, in 1993, I met a personal health challenge that put me in great need of help and support. My family rose to the occasion with love and support I desperately needed. So, I learned anew the meaning of family in my midlife. Since that time I've worked to be there for my biological family and to be "family" to others with a similar need as mine.
Wisdom from our ancestors: It's useless to attempt to hide truth. I am writing the truth about living with depression and the stigma attached to it. A stigma, truthfully, folk do not trouble themselves to look beyond. I am writing my book about the benefits to everyone in erasing that stigma.
Fact: The truth about stigma will continue to shine through, giving us much work yet to do.
Depression is real
I want to communicate that depression is real. Yet, there are some folk still working to catch up with the reality of mental illness.
God, I hope they read my story.
Those special words
My new book, A Brand New Day, tells how I live a successful life while living with depression.
I have lived with depression for 20 years. Most of those years have been living a full life of wellness. Those first years were difficult to say the least. There were certain things people could say that really supported me in my struggle to recover and find the wellness that I enjoy today.
If you have a friend or loved one living with depression I assure you that he/she can never hear these words enough:
S.L. Brannon, B.A., M.Ed., D.Div. You can learn more about me (Steve Brannon) on facebook and linkedin.