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    Why does it feel like everything is pointless even though my brain knows exactly what is the purpose of most things in life

    I often think of severely disabled people that have accomplished more than me, who have a much more positive outlook on life unlike me, who it seems deserve to live more than me, like I'm a waste. My university degree costs more than I am worth and I am steadily failing it. Nothing makes sense, and I can't talk about it to anyone, very small things discourage me and I don't do anything for the rest of the day. Why am I like this. #Depression #School #studentlife #Happiness #sense #pointoflife #senseoflife #makesnosense #Life #goals #Motivation #apathy


    Disabled or apathetic? MS, PTSD, chronic pain, depression,… really? How do I live this way?

    I wake up every day hoping the #fog will clear but it rarely ever does. It’s like being #underground and seeing the #light and #goals way above but they’re hardly visible. I feel like I’m trying to figure out how to navigate and get up there, over one the #Pain and #Fatigue , and just see the light. Each day seems harder and I am continually being beaten down by societies demands just to stay alive, live, eat, breathe, function and get any type of care. My family has #Abandoned me because, as my sister said. “She just can’t.” My children have not abandoned me but they have their lives and because it’s so hard to travel, or get through each day, seeing them is rare. The bank is trying to take my house, just because they want it and not because I don’t, or can’t pay. I feel numb inside and scared. What happens if…? Do I become another statistic and #Homeless , alone and #suffering and no one cares? I’m not sure that’s depression or reality and reality sucks enough to make you feel depressed. I don’t want anymore “treatment” from anyone and I can’t afford it anyway . I want this to end. I’m PV

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    G'day! Actually hi...it's only really the bush folk that give that greeting ;)

    How is everyone? We have almost hit 50 members, which I think is fantastic...it means we are out there and sunning ourselves like a lizard in the hot sun! If you have made friends on here who are over 50, don't forget to invite them to the group! As 50+er's, we need all the support from each other that we can get.

    If you are brave enough, speak up and share who you are and why you're here in this group...tell me what you hope to get out of it so that I can try and cater to your needs.

    I'm here because I believe that so often people have an image in their head of what a person with a mental illness looks like. What comes up in your mind when you see/hear those words? The truth is that M.I. affects people of all cultures, genders, and of course - ages. "Society" often forgets that we can be more mature and still suffering. In fact, I think at our age we are missed. It is either a troubled teenager, or an elderly person who has a form of senility that is thought of when prompted.

    What about us, the group that is trying to deal with the fact that they're probably past the halfway point, but still have a life to live? A life that still has potential? I know I still have hopes and dreams. It's ok to be over 50 and still have goals in mind - in fact I would encourage you to consider this. What ideas do you have for yourself in the future, 'after' this? Things might be rough at the moment, but that doesn't mean it will always be this way. Do you have plans? Plans for tomorrow, plans for next week, next month, next year etc? Do you have a 5 year plan, a 10 year plan?

    If you're like me, you're probably saying, 'C'mon, I can't even think past now!' 'It's hopeless, why bother?' 'I don't want to think about the future, it's too hard'! Well, why can't we? Is it because your suffering is too intense? Does your self-talk stop you?

    In my therapy session yesterday, I was told that we should talk to ourselves with self compassion - the way we would speak to a friend. Some of us wouldn't even say what we say to ourselves to our enemies! Would we say to a friend that they didn't deserve to dream? No! We would tell them to aim for the stars!

    So, in your mind (or if you forget or are anal like me - write it down ;), tell yourself your dreams and goals. Try making a plan. You are so special, you are so worth it! If no one else tells you today/tonight, then I will - YOU ARE WORTHY! I firmly believe that you deserve to soar like the eagles. Now start thinking or writing...

    Care to share? Here's the place for some encouragement - even if it's to tell me that tomorrow you're going to have a shower. YAY! I am your number one fan!!! GO TEAM YOU :)

    Lots of love, Judi.

    #MentalIllness #Dream #goals


    Pointless goals

    This isn’t original, because it’s just sharing an article, but it is an article that gave me joy, and maybe it can do that for you or someone you know. It’s about pointless goals, and they fun and flow and aliveness that a pointless goal can bring. A goal not for self improvement, or to fix anything, or to make something better, or for any reason other than it makes you happy.

    #goals #Pointless #Joy

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    Positive Things

    "Don't forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally."

    #positivethoughts #beingtherapy #Motivation #goals #Ontario #torontotherapist #Mindfulness #Healing

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    The Season of Beltane - A Time for Love and Art

    The Season of Beltane is a celebration of romantic love, sexuality, and creativity. Traditionally, this would be a season of handfastings or weddings, with plenty of dance, music, arts, and the making of wishes. Since I am polyamorous, don't plan to marry, and struggle with shame around my sexuality due to religious trauma, I choose to view the romantic and sexual aspects of this holiday as a time to celebrate my relationships and my queer identity.

    Beltane is also a timely season to embrace creative endeavors, harnessing the energy that may have begun to stir during the previous season and working with it. It is a reminder to not let that energy be stagnant, and to focus it into our desires and passions. The practice of making wishes is meant for the same purpose. I don't see these wishes as empty desires carried off by the wind. These wishes are more like promises or goals, which we are reminded to work towards. The reminder can be represented by a bright and shining ribbon tied to the branch of a tree, or by any other means that helps remind you of the path you seek to walk.

    Let us know what you are up to this season! Are you getting into the spirit of Beltane through any of these activities or themes? Do you have other ideas or interpretations of this season? Have you considered any goals, hopes, or wishes for the next season? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

    #sabbat #Beltane #creativity #Art #Love #Relationships #Wishes #goals

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    SMART Goals

    Have you heard of SMART goals? It’s a great way to make your goals actionable and achievable #SMARTgoals #goalsetting #goals #settinggoals #achieveyourdreams #reachyourdreams #accomplishyourdreams #wellnessgoals

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    How to Achieve Your Goals

    It’s April! We're already a ways into 2022 and those goals or New Year's resolutions may have fallen to the wayside.

    In the next 2 weeks, I'm going to be focusing on how we can accomplish our goals.

    What is a goal you have been wanting to achieve? Maybe a goal you’ve had for a long time but never seem to get to. Or maybe a brand new goal you are excited about.

    Share 1-3 of your goals in the comments. #goals #goalsetting #achieveyourdreams #workshop #wellness