Here I would like to share with you some of the resources that have been helpful to me or to the people I have seen over the years.
Remember you cannot go through your life alone particularly when urine pain that have struggles with anxiety and depression anxiety depression can be really like a load. you need other people you need resources
Kristin is an inspiring, courageous fighter who, after fighting the battle she faced with Lyme disease, is now even more motivated to help others. Chronic, complex medical conditions we still don’t know much about, what they are and how to treat them, are difficult to cope with in your life. It can be a huge strain on your life and family, and the ability to excel in life. My husband suffered from a complex medical problem recently and, I can tell you, it has been hard on us.
Kristin, it so happens, is a board-certified family physician, which gives her much more ability to help people who struggle with complex, chronic, medically mysterious illnesses. Debilitating illnesses like fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, chronic fatigue, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, chronic Lyme disease, mold injury, chemical sensitivities, and food allergies. Her story and how she copes is very inspiring for me so I thought I would share it with you.
Psychotherapy is a great resource I would highly encourage. It it could be 1:1 it could be in a group setting. Also there are different types. There are psychotherapy that are more focused on relationships like IMAGO Relationship Therapy . There is Psycho-dynamic Psychotherapy more that focuses more on the dynamics of her life past events that have affected you and causes you to act the way you do right now. There is also cognitive behavioral Therapy therapy that focuses more on your thoughts how to do affect your behavior.
Rick Warren is a man who walks the talk and that is so important. People who just talk are not authentic. As I mentioned earlier, I started listening to his podcast after I heard his son committed suicide. I wanted to know how he would cope with such a tragedy. His son had struggled with bipolar depression for many years. After his death he took four months off from work. When he came back he shared what was going on in his heart. He and his wife have become big mental health advocates. The way Rick showed how to channel your energy to help others after such a tragedy was inspiring. Take a listen. It could inspire you too.
Books to encourage you
Reading inspiring books can help you change your life. There are so many books that give you inspiration and help you survive depression and anxiety.
Steven R Covey and his best seller book The 7 habits of highly effective people is truly inspirational.
Big Leap is a book by psychologist Gay Hendricks. It is a great book with a lot of great insight into how we feel, think and how we sabotage our success.
Ways to expand your social network
By expanding your social network, you expand your support network. And, at the same time, you are doing something new that you enjoy. It is hard to feel depressed and anxious when you are having fun. and, the best thing is making new friends that can give you a new perspective on life.
This place is a great resource to expand and build your social support. You can find many groups here based on your interest. Do you like hiking? Photography? Dancing? Cooking? Art? Meetup is a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people. This is how I found the business group I go to, which has become a wonderful support for me.
Founded by Marvin Powell who is a great coach and encourager it is a great group to be inspired, learn new things about business, life, relationships, and how to expand your reach in life and work. Marvin is a down to earth person with a lot of experience is life and business development. He has been holding this group for the past 13 years. Marvin Powell is also one of the co-founders of RoundTable business groups in Northern Virginia, which is a great place to meet like-minded professionals and expand your social support. I found out about this group through meetup.com.
Inspirational video stories
Jay Shetty, storyteller, and viral content creator. He is a man of wisdom and his videos and messages are encouraging and uplifting. They help create perspectives when you go through a tough time. I would recommend. seeing them and listening to their message. According to his website, since launching his video channel in 2016, Jay’s viral wisdom videos have garnered over 1 billion views and gained over 3 million followers globally. This makes him one of the most viewed people on the internet internationally. He talks about common daily life circumstances and the impact they have on us and what we can do when facing them.
This website gathers inspirational stories of people’s lives. I shared one story from this website earlier and talked about how it helped me. It was the story of a 7 year old girl who did gymnastics with prosthetic legs.
Another encouraging website in which people share their stories, stories of loss, heartbreak and stories of love. People share how they have faced and overcome battles with guilt, shame, anxiety and depression, Here is a place that can help you see you are not alone because the battles you are going through has been battle of someone else as well.
As I mentioned earlier these are resources that I have found through the years. There are many more out there. You can start by one of these. The purpose of these resources is to connect you to other people who have gone through what you are going through and now can express it well either through songs, videos, writings, or other ways. To show you that you are not alone. Someone else has been there too.
Sara Mazaheri Jones MD