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Isn’t that an amazing photo? Do you think if you were the one right there on that mountaintop, taking in that view, that you would be able to gain some new perspective on your life?
A recent article by one of my favourite depression writers John Folk-Williams titled ‘Changing Core Beliefs about Depression’ got me thinking…. You may want to read it yourself along with other great stuff on his blog ‘Storied Mind’ and see if it tweaks some new thinking for you too.
He talks about the core beliefs of his own depression story like this: “The core beliefs of my depression story are bleak: things don’t work out, I stumble and fail, I don’t have much energy or motivation, I’m no good at getting along with people, in groups I’m invisible, and on it goes.” Read the rest of this entry »
There was a game show in the 1960′s called ‘Truth or Consequences’.
Based on the parlor games “Forfeits” and “Fine or Superfine,” the show was a combination trivia game and stunt show. Contestants were asked silly questions and had to answer correctly before “Beulah the Buzzer” sounded. If they failed to give the “Truth,” they had to face the “Consequences”– usually a funny and embarrassing stunt. Often contestants were reunited with long-lost family or friends on the air.
The same thing happens to me with depression. If I don’t tell myself the truth there will be consequences. If I believe the lies in my head the consequence will be depression. Read the rest of this entry »