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Unemployment, ie What I Did Not Write About: Reality Sinks In

For the weekend, I had no feelings of sadness. I called my friends and family and told them how the last day had gone. I went to the library and rented Superman and The Wrath of Khan on DVD. On … Continue reading

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Meditation on Irrational Thoughts : An Introduction

A couple of months ago I reposted a post from Everyday Positive Psychology. http://everydaypositivepsychology.com/2014/08/11/surprisingly-common-irrational-ideas-that-can-affect-your-quality-of-life/ This post lists twelve irrational ideas that negatively impact people’s lives. Albert Ellis, an American psychologist, came up with this list. 1 The idea that you … Continue reading

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Emma channels Stuart Smalley

In the sixth grade, I first began to suffer from depression. It was never treated, and I suffered terribly from a complete loss of confidence in myself. I felt completely isolated and hated by everyone, and I lost all confidence … Continue reading

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My Cancer Can Beat Up Your Cancer.

I’ve been thinking for a little bit about how thyroid cancer is considered a “good cancer.”  When I went in to have my thyroid biopsy, the doctor told me, “Sometimes these things do come back cancerous, but I don’t even … Continue reading

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“I suffered, but I enjoyed”

Why do we bother to live?  I was thinking about that the past couple of weeks, as I thought about what I had gone through and what the future might hold.  The most difficult part is accepting, once again, that … Continue reading

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Treatment is Over; Let the Healing Begin

I was going to take a class this summer, but I decided against it.  After the past six months (eight months if you go back to my first trip to the doctor) I had to face the fact that I … Continue reading

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