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Author Topic: Dragon Tamers - A room for those of us with anxiety / depression / etc  (Read 137221 times)
Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #1775 on: June 25, 2020, 04:48:07 pm »

I'm sorry you are feeling a bit uhh about your birthday rovingjack, alas time speeds up the more of it you've had!
Try not to think of them as milestones, for some people they become millstones.  I always think of you as adventurous, travelling around, visiting new places, trying out new ideas.  There is still time for you to gather any milestones you want to and enjoy life.
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« Reply #1776 on: September 07, 2020, 07:54:27 pm »

Life has been though recently. My relationship didn't survive the whole covid thing, and it's caused friction with my friends as well
But I got antidepressants, so that's good
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« Reply #1777 on: September 07, 2020, 10:13:37 pm »

Life has been though recently. My relationship didn't survive the whole covid thing, and it's caused friction with my friends as well
But I got antidepressants, so that's good

Life is just a test Caledonian. COVID has exposed a lot of things around the world. Things will get better.
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Cora Courcelle
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« Reply #1778 on: September 08, 2020, 11:48:39 am »

Life has been though recently. My relationship didn't survive the whole covid thing, and it's caused friction with my friends as well
But I got antidepressants, so that's good

Yes, antidepressants are wonderful things.
So is gin.
But, unfortunately it is not a good idea to mix the two!
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Sorontar
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« Reply #1779 on: September 08, 2020, 02:04:25 pm »

We are all philosophers, worried about our role in life - some philosophers like the tipple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtgKkifJ0Pw

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« Reply #1780 on: September 08, 2020, 08:08:17 pm »

Life has been though recently. My relationship didn't survive the whole covid thing, and it's caused friction with my friends as well
But I got antidepressants, so that's good

I am so sorry to hear that. The whole virus situation has stressed everyone and made tempers short, making its awful legacy more than just damage to physical health. I do sincerely hope better times are around the corner for you.

With all my best wishes,
Miranda.
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« Reply #1781 on: September 21, 2020, 01:44:31 am »

A bespectacled, slightly-disheveled figure stumbles in from the storm, patting his pockets and mumbling, "Where did I put it?" He wanders over to one of the just-sufficiently-numerous quiet nooks, drops into the overstuffed arm-chair, pulls out a pocket-sized Babbage Engine and begins to read the thread from the beginning.
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By the power of caffeine do I set my mind in motion
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MWBailey
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« Reply #1782 on: September 21, 2020, 08:11:44 am »

The fabric of reality in the inner vestibule splits, revealing  a glimpse of utter blackness, punctuated by the interstellar fires of the galactic firmament, and curtains of primordial plasmic incandescence. Through the split half-strides, half-stumbles uncoordinatedly a tallish figure in a brown trenchcoat, black-and-gold brocade waistcoat and black dress slacks. He grips a device, a black, button-bestudded brick of a thing in one fist and his cane in the other, glowing blue fog emanating from gaps and apertures in the bricklike device, which suddenly flashes orange-and-purple from within, as the split in reality seals itself once more.

He  peers past the inner entrance as he straightens his frame and his clothing, adjusts his flat cap and changes his grip on his cane, pocketing the timebrick somewhere in the depths of the trenchcoat and producing a turnip watch from his waistcoat pocket. He snaps it shut, having opened and perused the readouts therein, and proceeds into the room, a series of tentacles appearing from under the hem of his coat and snagging scones, butterpats, and a cup of tea and saucer  from the cart  in the center of the room, as the man (?) continues to a carrel in the corner of the room, sits in the high-backed overstuffed task chair provided, and begins to butter said scones and sip his tea as he reopens the watch and reads what he finds there...

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« Reply #1783 on: September 29, 2020, 04:39:34 pm »

* von Corax looks up from his Babbage Engine.

As you may know, Brass Goggles is looking for a new Administrator, and I am one of the interested parties. I have just had communication with proteus which leads me to believe I am able to manage the financial end of things. This, of course, stirs up in me all the anxieties ever. Am I able to handle the technical end of things? (Of course you are! You have a degree and several years experience in this stuff! Current employment is irrelevant!) Am I prepared to take the fate of the whole of Brass Goggles into my hands? (Your hands are very capable, and more than large and delicate enough for the job!) Am I about to bite off more than I can chew? (You are not! Remember the onions!)

* von Corax pours himself a very large Irish coffee and retires to his overstuffed chair to settle his nerves
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« Reply #1784 on: September 29, 2020, 07:15:51 pm »

* von Corax looks up from his Babbage Engine.

As you may know, Brass Goggles is looking for a new Administrator, and I am one of the interested parties. I have just had communication with proteus which leads me to believe I am able to manage the financial end of things. This, of course, stirs up in me all the anxieties ever. Am I able to handle the technical end of things? (Of course you are! You have a degree and several years experience in this stuff! Current employment is irrelevant!) Am I prepared to take the fate of the whole of Brass Goggles into my hands? (Your hands are very capable, and more than large and delicate enough for the job!) Am I about to bite off more than I can chew? (You are not! Remember the onions!)

* von Corax pours himself a very large Irish coffee and retires to his overstuffed chair to settle his nerves

You got this. Plus you have an offer for technical help from Uncle Bert.

Change is good. Stay the course.
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Sorontar
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« Reply #1785 on: September 30, 2020, 02:04:55 am »

Responsibility does bring on stresses but remember that you are actually well qualified for what responsibilities you are given/taken on.

I have a PhD, having been teaching for 10 years and been in the industry for over 20 years, and I still have concerns about whether I know what I am talking about (Imposter syndrome is one description of it). I realise that sometimes I get things wrong. If so, I own up and correct myself and don't do it again. This is called learning. I like learning (you sort of have to to do a PhD) so I tell myself to not get worried. I may not be perfect but I know more about what I am talking about than most people. I am a specialist.

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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #1786 on: September 30, 2020, 10:20:08 am »

* von Corax looks up from his Babbage Engine.

As you may know, Brass Goggles is looking for a new Administrator, and I am one of the interested parties. I have just had communication with proteus which leads me to believe I am able to manage the financial end of things. This, of course, stirs up in me all the anxieties ever. Am I able to handle the technical end of things? (Of course you are! You have a degree and several years experience in this stuff! Current employment is irrelevant!) Am I prepared to take the fate of the whole of Brass Goggles into my hands? (Your hands are very capable, and more than large and delicate enough for the job!) Am I about to bite off more than I can chew? (You are not! Remember the onions!)

* von Corax pours himself a very large Irish coffee and retires to his overstuffed chair to settle his nerves
I think it is safe to say, that if you decide to go for it, the members here will give you all the support they can, do not doubt your capabilities........... deep breathe.............Aaaand go for it.

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The Bullet
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« Reply #1787 on: October 03, 2020, 10:53:17 am »

Go for it.

Being Admin does not mean to have to do everything anytime yourself.
There is always a team to support you.
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Caledonian
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« Reply #1788 on: October 03, 2020, 09:59:25 pm »

Been having serious mood swings and I can't figure out what triggers them...
Its ruining the good days and made me start crying in class...
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« Reply #1789 on: October 08, 2020, 11:19:29 pm »

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« Reply #1790 on: October 09, 2020, 03:00:36 am »

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In my experience it is less about getting past it and more about reframing it into the context of things that helped you grow into who you become and being proud of being a person who survived the turmoil of that past.

I like to think in terms of the characters in stories that so impressed me as a kid. All the heroes face soul crushing challenges and some of them even floundered under those weights, and for me the most heroic one to me were the ones that became more heroic by using their experience to help fuel their drive to heroic things.

We are all heroes in our own stories in some fashion, and we've had challenges, and may face more as time comes. But those things give us compassion and empathy toward others who struggle, and help guide us in making choices that guide us in those adventures to come and making a difference.

maybe that doesn't help, maybe a different thought form is what you need or want, but it's something I think about sometimes and I hope it give you a little bit of hope too.
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« Reply #1791 on: October 12, 2020, 07:11:10 am »

In my experience, when it comes to a really awful tragedy in your life, you don't get over it, you get used to it.
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MWBailey
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« Reply #1792 on: October 25, 2020, 02:48:01 am »

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In my experience, similarly to what others have already expressed (or near enough to it as makes no difference), hurts are much like that really bad shaving cut that you thought healed over completely - it actually did, but some vagary of either experience or forgetfulness makes you  neglect to be careful; one time out of a million, and just like the stray razor stroke that takes the top of the scar off yet again, you reopen your own wound by simply thinking incisively about it  or attempting to do so.

I keep saying "you," but in reality it's "we." We all do it, whether we're people expressing anxieties on here or some overconfident nit who thiniks he has no anxieties (trust me, everybody has them, some just lie to themselves about it and put on a convincing - and untruthful - front). I thionk we're far more honest with ourselves, but then that's me. Everybody knows I'm off my nut (lol).




* von Corax looks up from his Babbage Engine.

As you may know, Brass Goggles is looking for a new Administrator, and I am one of the interested parties. I have just had communication with proteus which leads me to believe I am able to manage the financial end of things. This, of course, stirs up in me all the anxieties ever. Am I able to handle the technical end of things? (Of course you are! You have a degree and several years experience in this stuff! Current employment is irrelevant!) Am I prepared to take the fate of the whole of Brass Goggles into my hands? (Your hands are very capable, and more than large and delicate enough for the job!) Am I about to bite off more than I can chew? (You are not! Remember the onions!)

* von Corax pours himself a very large Irish coffee and retires to his overstuffed chair to settle his nerves




*looks up from his tea and makes a remark, apoparently to the room in general, but thinks the intended recipient gets the message (or hopes so)*


"Seems to me,  a certain person has shown himself, to my mind at least, to be one of the more competent people on the forum. I would not be surprised to to hear that he has done, and will continue to do, very well for us."

*Continues sipping tea and perusing his paper*
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