Going To See What It feels Like to Live in Antartica Tomorrow

<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.
<> on January 7, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

Tomorrow, Chicagoland and most of the midwest will be experiencing dangerous windchill temperatures. As a lifetime resident of a Chicago suburb, being in the cold is nothing new to me. But, the fact the wind chills are going to be in the -50 range makes it a different experience. So, with that being said, I am going to be safe and stay indoors and keep warm. I’m hoping others can do the same. I pray that the homeless and the people that dont have the means to keep warm during this time will be blessed with a way to keep warm because I woudn’t wish this kind of weather on anyone, including my enemies. Be warm and safe!!!

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For Those Affected By The Government Shutdown

As we now know the government shutdown has last for about a month as of now. (currently going back up temporarily) A lot of people was affected by this as some of them were living paycheck to paycheck. I, myself now how it feels to be on that end as I am on a fixed income. I subscribe to a Youtube channel that deals with keeping your credit on track and in some cases, bringing it back from a downward spiral due to unplanned circumstances. I’ve been through this myself and was able to get it back were it needed to be through careful planning and lifestyle choices I made. The video below is dedicated to those specifically affected by the shutdown and may be of some help. So, please take a look to see if anything the guy talks about can help you in any way.

God Bless,

MacBook Upgrade: The Easy Way To Resurrect Your Old MacBook/Pro — bipolar is-popular_

Stumbled across this article on a bloggers page and found it pretty useful!

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re in one of the scenarios below: Scenario 1: Have an old MacBook/Pro and feel if your MacBook is not able to serve your needs well? Wait, do not let it be thrown away or sold at a cheap price. Because with a little effort (and cost) we will […]

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How To Show Gratitude To TSA Workers — Black America Web

TSA workers are usually among the least-liked government employees. But these days many travelers passing through airports are taking a moment to express their gratitude to the furloughed workers putting in their hours without pay as the partial government shutdown continues. In my research as a scholar of communication, as I outline in my book, “The Art of Gratitude.” I…

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Is Depression Real?

I had someone say to me “I don’t get depressed” when I told them I was being treated for depression. I thought to myself, what was your reason for saying that? The tone in the persons voice came across as if your depressed, somethings wrong with me. I also had a similar comment from someone else when my Mom told them that I suffer from anxiety as well. In this case, the person said “He doesn’t have anxiety” as if they knew the things that I deal with mentally on a daily basis.

The frustration that i have to deal with when people make these types of comments can get overwhelming sometimes because I feel that I am looked at as being weak, faithless and so on. I’ve even had someone tell me that I don’t have faith in God because I have anxiety (which I’m being medicated for). Believe me, I have faith in God because if I didnt, I wouldn’t have made it through the things I’ve made it through all my life.

I experienced people getting frustrated with me because I take meds for my anxiety/depression and it alters my mood and personality and they dont like the “new me”. Then I have those who are frustrated because I don’t really want to be on the meds because of the side affects and claim I’m not helping myself by coming off of them. Sometimes I wonder what is going on with me because how people react to me because of this.

I wake up every morning with a great amount of anxious feelings. As I start my day I take my meds, read my bible verses, drink my Black tea and watch the news. By midday, I feel a little calmer than I did when I woke up. Most of the day is kind of neutral as I go about my daily routines. Once I go to bed, i’m usually thinking about my next day. The feelings that I go through on a daily basis seems REAL to me and I do whatever I can do to cope with it. So, when someone asks if there is a such thing as depression or anxiety I say yes, you have to experience it to know what someone is going through.

Outsidethechi,

 

 

Good Morning

Hope everyone is having a good morning. I know i started off to a lousy morning, but i’m feeling better. It feels good to run into people that have your best interest in mind, so keep those people close to you. I know things are crazy right now in the country and world and it can be hard to focus with all the distractions. Just remember who’s in charge and it will be ok.

Outsidethechi

Times are hard, but don’t end your life!!!

This time of the year is especially rough than it is any other time of the year. Even though depression and suicide can effect people year around, the symptoms are evident even more during the holiday season.

Please watch this video by Trent Shelton as he talks about ending your life.

Click here for video!