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We can get through this together!!! 💪

In those low moments...

💕 I hope you find light,

💕 I hope you remember you are loved,

💕 I hope you remember you are cared for,

💕 I hope you can see this will pass,

💕 I hope you stop listening to the anxiety and depression and for one second remember ‘no this is not true what I’m thinking... it’s the anxiety/depression’,

💕I hope the darkness doesn’t last too long,

💕I hope you remember the last time you were smiling and laughing,

💕I hope you remember that last difficult situation you got through and it made you stronger,

💕I hope you all know you can message here anytime and have lots of support.

P.S I miss all my friends on here... I hope you’re all able to come back soon and post knowing that we all have your backs 💕

Love from Hope.

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This is beautiful, Hope! Thank you so much!

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Thanks Snow! Just a passage from my own journal to myself , that I changed a little to fit this place x hope you are well? Any snow ❄️ yet? Lol

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That is awesome.

Yes! We do have snow now! 😄❄👏But in a few weeks, I'll be looking for the flowers, the blossoms, and even the bugs. 🐞 Every season does have its beauty. 🌞❄🌸🍁

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Yaaaay ❄️ lol unfortunately we didn’t get any here just a windy storm in these last few days.

Oh I absolutely love nature and I especially love to paint nature.. so I love every season too x ☀️ ⛄️ 🐑 🍂

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Awww, that's so cool! Paint away! 🎨

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I didn’t know you painted or I forgot. Go Hope!

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Hehe yeah I do ! Woohoo

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Haha 🤣 woohoo 🎉 🥳 I drew some yesterday but I forced it it’s more fun when we actually want to create art lol 😆

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Love a good forceful art piece 🤣 x

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Lol 😂 😆 🤣

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U r funnnny

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I love any art you do, my BFF!

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I like to journal, too! I'm not always consistent, but I like doing it.

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I’m not consistent either. There came a point when I only journaled when I was really angry or frustrated lol... so you’d see a lot of scribbles and hard dark fast writing lol 😂

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Haha. I have pages like that! 😆 I wrote so hard the pages ripped! 😮😆

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Loool same! There must have been some sparks ✍️ ⚡️ flying out sometimes lol

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Hahaaa. Yeah, no kidding. ✏🎇

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How have you been doing? Not spoken to you in a while

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Not too bad. I needed to read this post, though. I was feeling a little down tonight. But it made me feel better.

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Me too .. was feeling low so went to find this message to my then shared it with you all x I’m glad it helped !

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Hey, snowbird. Sue and I were out in the snow from Cincy today. Loved it!

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Awww! Awesome!

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We took 40 pretty nice pictures of it too. Sue and I will collaborate on a now rare post for me to combine a poem, pic & message. Hope you feel a better, 'cause you are an awesome person too!

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Ooooh, cool! I'll look for it!

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I can't wait to see the pictures & read ur poem.

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Thank you! We're away right now so it will have to wait until we return home where our nice editing facilities are.

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Hope you & Sue are enjoying your little vacation. 💛

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We are. We're off to see my best guy freind in a few hours. We're scheduling visits to the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Museum Of Art z7 other friends of mine. My sweetie wants to see where I was born & raised as well as meet as many of my friends as possible. She also needs plenty of sleep. So, I'mt trying to meet as many of these factors as I can in our 6 day stay.

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Hi Mel sweet sweet Mel!!! ❤️

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Hi beautiful Star ❣ Big hugs & lots of love. 💗

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I'll write something extra awesom just for you!

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Hi JEGfriend!!! 😆

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Hi, most beautiful star to grace our planet!

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That's a poem, you know. It's a good one too! But, then you are an awesome person, aren't you?

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Oh is it? I just wrote it as reminders to myself when I’m low hoping it’ll pull me out of it a little. Thank you

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It's a poem called, 'I Hope'. Poems don't have to rhyme. Yours has an excellent message too!

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Oh .. i think it was just a letter to myself. But thank you so much for appreciating and I hope it helps people.

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I liked it. LS is right, it is helpful and comforting. You are good at expressing yourself and helping others too. Have a really blessed day, my friend!

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Yeah! I am going to save it & read it when I need some encouragement.

Wouldn't it be amazing if you guys* put your stories, poems, posts, photos, artwork into a book? It could be so encouraging and hopeful for people to read & know they're not alone. Y'all are amazing people.

*People from this forum.

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I’ve always loved all of their poems/ messages/advice I agree should be a book

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I mean everyone from this forum! JEG, you, Starr, faux, Elliott, Mermaid... many people!

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Yeah same.. I changed ‘poems’ to other things because some people’s advice and words are amazing.. I always screenshot them to look at when I’m feeling low

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Totally. Oh yeah - a screenshot is a good idea!

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Yes!

Right I better get back to sleep now! Please stay in touch and I hope you feel a lot better soon x

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Thanks, Hope! Sleep well.

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Hi snow! When I saw you had thought of me it made me happy 😊

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Awww. 😊😊😊

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There is! Read below!⬇

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You must be psychic my friend. My writing group is working on such a book now. We figure it will take a year from the beginning that was in December of last year. It's tentatively called, 'Beauty From Within The Shadows'. It features photos, art, sketches/drawings, mixed media art, essays, short stories, poems and a few other styles of literary works. I have written a special poem by that title too. Thanks for your kind words, my very good friend!

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What!?! That is amazing!! I would like to place an order, please! 📚📚📚📚

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I'll pencil you in at the top of the list! (lol)

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Aww. Seriously, though. It's great.

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I'm glad you're happy about it!

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Cute doggy photo JEG!

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Thx!

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Very beautiful Hope. Big hugs💛

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Hugs to you 💕 I hope you’re doing well today x

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Hi, this is beautiful hope. I have been struggling with anxiety. Ive been taking meds for a while. But for some reason ive had anxiety when taking them , especially when the doc prescribes me new medications or put me back on them. Little things trigger my anxiety. I started having panic attacks in October out of the blue. I need some advice?

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Thank you hope it helps x

You should go back to the doctors if they are making you worse or if they’re not helping. Sometimes takes a little while for them to get the dosage right .

Things like exercising, diet, meditation can help.

Calm app used to help me a long time ago.

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Thanks, i looked at calm and it has me to leave my credit card info, i dont have a job, is there a free app i can use?

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Try youtube meditation videos or type calming videos for anxiety on there x

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Do you know any books that could help me or apps on my phone

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❤️

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💕

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Thank you for posting this. Printing it now. Need to remember recall and hopefully being to recognize my successes.

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Aww I love that! Add more happy memories or good personal reminders on to it with a pen x it’s brilliant

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Hope it is helpful reading your post here. Thanks for taking the time. You have inspired me to write to myself thank you ,beautiful!!!

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Hey that’s okay x yeah so what I do is write to myself as if I’m a best friend who is feeling really low . I might share another one soon but basically it’s reminding myself of all my blessings even small ones like .. ‘I hope you remember that you love summer’

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So cool 😎 love it 😍

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How are you feeling today? Better? X

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I am better yup thanks for asking not much better but I’ll take better! I keep wondering why it seems so out of the blue the moods someone mentioned having too much estrogen. Hmmmm

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Hmm 🤔 that’s a new one for me . Will look it up x

I think most of us on here are quite up and down . I’m glad you’re feeling better though x have a lovely cuppa on me won’t ya x

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Hi, im dealing with anxiety, especially when taking my meds or if im being put back on them. Plus small things can trigger my anxiety? Do you have any advice? Are there any free apps on my phone that can help me or books?

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Hey Alan that’s a helpful link! I have a podcast that tells you words and memories that make you happy. I listen to it every morning while I get me slap on getting ready for me class x pumps me up ... I walk in all happy as Larry me ! 🏃🏽‍♀️ 🌞

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Haha good for you ,there’s loads of her self help audio books on you tube ....✊😁power of the universe stuff it works.....on good days enjoy your evening ....keep walking x

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🤣 🚶‍♀️ 😃 🌞

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Thanks for remebering me that it will pass...

I fell myself drift away... and sometimes its just to much...

Im tired of being strong and faithfull...

Thanks for reminding me that there is a future

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It definitely will pass! You can’t count on that . Im sorry you’re so overwhelmed x take it one day at a time. You can do this x

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***TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ ***

Thank you for your kind words. I hope you’re right. I feel so broken. This terrible rape I endured.. suffering silently.. daily. Ok .. so I got medical treatment .. humiliated myself in front of countless hospital staff members..while he’s gotten away with hurting me. Just like the last man. I’m beyond overwhelmed.. I’m living this surreal, secret dual life. On the outside is what everyone wants to see & on the inside is turmoil, anguish, a terrible storm. I hate my body, I hate my life, I’m exhausted from pretending to be okay. I’m not okay. 😢

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Wow that sounds like a lot to deal with 😔 I’m sorry.. thanks for sharing with me x

Are you getting any professional medical help to deal with all this? X

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***TRIGGER WARNING ⚠️ ***

Yes.. I went to the ER & rcvd medicsl attention. Thank God all tests were negative. I’m seeing a psychiatrist I trust & he’s increased my sessions. I had a friend that I confided in but sadly I lost her support last night as she had no patience with my cognitive problems from Fibromyalgia. You may have heard the term Fibro fog before. Sometimes I misspeak & unfortunately it doesn’t take much in trivial words to set her off. She holds grudges & stays angry st me for long periods of time no matter how much I profusely apologize to her & try to describe to her what Fibro fog is like & one can be easily misunderstood. A true friend would be patient, pardon & overlook things I have no control over. So I’m on my own now. Thinking about taking my psychiatrists advice & calling a hotline for support & help on how to cope. He’s a wonderful Dr but he’s an MD with limited experience with rape & trauma. I’m trying to hang in there but I seriously did not need her mean words she expressed to me at this very highly emotional sensitive time I’m enduring. I feel like my heart has been ripped out of my chest. I’m so depressed & feel so alone. My eyes stay swollen from crying. I’m just really hating life & living right now. This day was plain awful. I pray that everyone is doing as well as they possibly can be. Gentle hugs 💜

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I’m glad the test results went well.

Hmm I actually haven’t heard of Fibro Fog before sorry.. I will look it up tomorrow morning.

Well if friends leave then they just aren’t meant to be in the following chapter of your life. You deserve better friends.. as friends shouldn’t only be there at your highs .. they should also ride the lows with you

I think you should definitely call the hotline.. as it seems like you’re ready to talk now and maybe heal? You need someone who is trained to deal with these feelings you have x I hope it goes really well for you x lots of healing dust to you ✨✨✨✨

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Thank you for your kindness 💞

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Really needed to hear this right now. Thank you & gentle hugs to everyone here 💜

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((Hugs my friend))

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Wow...just what I wanted to hear...love to you hope 4321..

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I hope you feel better after reading it x lots of love x

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Recently have reached this place for the first time in my life. As good/liberating as it feels, it’s also scary. Thank you for the reminders! 💕

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Im glad for you x 💕 keep healing

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