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Just Like That

Truth - Just like that A few of you know my battle.

A few of you may be fighting the battle yourself.

I suffered through years of depression. Whether it was situational or a chemical imbalance is irrelevant at this point. I was taking meds for it, and for anxiety and for insomnia. The pills helped by keeping my mood very even. It seemed like a good thing at the time. But what you need to understand, when you're on those meds, even though there aren't many severe lows the opposite is also true, there are only rare, joyous highs.

My doctor was awesome. He really helped me through some major darkness. We were even starting to talk about cutting back on my dosages. Then a horrible thing happened. The very caring doctor died. Some would think that would send me right back to where I started. They'd be wrong.

Instead it made me even more determined to be well.

I took myself off my meds. I'm not telling anyone to stop taking their meds - please hear me out here! This was MY battle. Each of us is very different.

Like the image says, I just woke up one day...

I took a good, long, hard look at my life. What was REALLY making me feel that way? What could I do to fix it?

It was obvious that what I had been doing for years was not working. Isn't that the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome?

So I changed. EVERYTHING.

I took control. I looked at myself in the mirror for maybe the first time ever. I said, "This happiness thing is all up to you. No one else, just you. You don't want to feel that way anymore? So don't!"

Yep, just like that.

Sure, there's been some lows - This is Life.

That was then. This is NOW. And NOW is pretty darn awesome.

We really do have a lot of say in how we live.

It's a part of that "free will" thing the Universe has blessed us with.

Peace and Love... oh, and Happiness, Beth PS As a side note - since coming off my meds, working full time with healing crystals and surrounding myself with amazing, positive people, I no longer need to wear eye glasses. Seriously.

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