.:Late to our Date Movie Review – The BFG:.

Hello my friends!  Today I have a movie review for you of something that I am not outraged over. *shocker!* It is the movie The BFG.  Oh and:

SPOILERS!

The movie starts out showing an orphanage and a little girl named Sophie who is wandering around in a blanket late in the evening.  Everyone else is asleep, except the head mistress who moves around occasionally through the house.  She locks the doors, and sorts the mail while everyone is asleep around her.

She makes her way up stairs and into the room where the children sleep, so she can sit on her bed and read; while she is covered in her blanket. She hears a noise outside the balcony and sees a trash pale overturned in the street, and a big hand moving to set it right.

She runs back into the room and hides under her blanket, only to be taken by the creature with a big hand.  Who she later learns is a giant. Throughout the first stages of the story, we learn that the giant is a nice fellow, and he explains that since she saw him, he had to take her to Giant Country which is located in a hidden area of England.

He, the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), is the keeper of dreams who then distributes them across the human world (at least this is how it seemed. More about this later.) You are then introduced to the meaner side of the Giant Country.  The other giants are a lot bigger than the BFG and treat him like a loser and a failure to Giant Kind.

The BFG then takes Sophie with him to where he gathers his dreams.  It is a huge tree that is swarming with different color lights.  Sophie begins chasing them and catches a golden one that the BFG explains is a very special one, one that he rarely sees and he explains that it is her dream.  She then catches a red one, that turns out to be a bad dream shaded with red. He takes it and locks it away before explaining that it is a nightmare.

Then the BFG and Sophie go back into London and give a child a dream before they hear the sounds of the other bad giants.  Sophie sets up a plan that brings the Queen of England into the picture.  They give the Queen a nightmare that shows what is happening to the children in London that have been disappearing and that Sophie will be sitting on her window sill to introduce her to the BFG. The Queen wakes up to tell her dream to who I assume is her helper or something. The helper is shocked because the paper that the Queen hasn’t read shows the disappearances and as the Queen is telling the names of the giants, she forgets one and a small voice from the window says the name.  That is when they find Sophie.

She explains that it is all true, and then introduces them all to the BFG. They then come up with a plan to keep the bad giants out of their land.  The BFG and Sophie give the giants nightmares that causes them to feel guilt and remorse, only the worst giant woke up too soon.  Bloodblotter (the big meanie one) goes on a rampage only to be caught by the Royal Airforce who the BFG had brought into Giant Country. All of the bad giants were then taken to a very remote island surrounded by water (which they hated) that was completely isolated and left with only the seeds of a nasty cucumber type vegetable.

Sophie was then adopted by the Queens helper, and every morning and night she would say out her window “hello” to the BFG who heard her, even so far away.

Now that I have gotten the story out, I will give my input and some factoids about the whos and whatsits.

The movie was based off the book “The BFG” written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake in 1982. The story was a huge success with more than 40 million copies sold world wide.  It was dedicated to Dahls daughter, Olivia, who had lost her life in 1962 at the age of 7 by contracting the disease Measles Encephalitus. Through his heartbreak, this story was born.

It was later brought to the screen as a TV adaptation in 1989 with David Jason as the voice of BFG and Amanda Root as Sophie.  There has also been theater performance.  But it wasn’t until 2016 when it landed in the hands of Steven Spielberg that I learned about this story.  The screenplay was written by Melissa Mathison and stars quite a few good actors.  I shall list them below that way they do not take up all the space here.

Now for my thoughts.

This story was beautiful and I can honestly say that I am glad that I took the time to watch it.  It flowed perfectly, the acting was flawless and the CG was on point.  While yes, there are some spots that made me go “Eh,” those were definitely overshadowed by the wonderful feelings that the story evoked.  I truly felt myself drawn in, attached to the characters and the outcomes.  I was overwhelmed by the beautiful colors, but also the way it was all laid out. There was  not a moment that I wasn’t smiling, or laughing or even tearing up.  I also want to say that there is one point that I didn’t make in the run down above.  I left it out on purpose because I want you to feel how I felt when it came to light in the story.  It broke my heart and made me feel such empathy towards BFG at that moment.

Do I suggest this story?  Yes.  I would suggest it to anyone. I feel that sharing this movie with everyone, children included shows what it is like to not only be bullied, but doing what is right.  It is facing your fears and being good in the face of adversity.  While some might not see it that way, it is what I get out of it and well, not to be rude, it is my review. 😛 *laughs*

So yes, I loved this movie and will watch it again.  And I suggest you do the same.

Cast (Taken from the IMBD and have kept the links intact):
Mark Rylance Mark Rylance
Ruby Barnhill Ruby Barnhill
Penelope Wilton Penelope Wilton
Jemaine Clement Jemaine Clement
Rebecca Hall Rebecca Hall
Rafe Spall Rafe Spall
Bill Hader Bill Hader
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Maidmasher / Cook (as Olafur Darri Olafsson)
Adam Godley Adam Godley
Manhugger / Lout #1
Michael Adamthwaite Michael Adamthwaite
Butcher Boy / Danish Driver (as Michael David Adamthwaite)
Daniel Bacon Daniel Bacon
Bonecruncher / Lout #2
Jonathan Holmes Jonathan Holmes
Childchewer / Pub Landlord
Chris Gibbs Chris Gibbs
Gizzardgulper / Late Night Walker
Paul Moniz de Sa Paul Moniz de Sa
Meatdripper / Lout #3

.:A Little About Me:.

Hello friends!  How is your day?  I hope it is filled with beautiful things.

I am seeing that there is a lot of new people here, and I just wanted to give a little bit of information about who I am; well, and some about what I do here.

First off, I need to explain that I am a very eclectic person.  I do a lot of stuff here.  I review products and places, movies and books.  Just anything that really tickles my fancy. I also like to give my advice about certain situations.  If you read back on some of my posts, I am sure that will be obvious.

You will also find that many times when I am sleepy (or sick) I will ramble and just put my thoughts out there. There are things that I feel that I could share about what is going on with me that might help others.

See, the thing is I’m sick. I have been for a long time.  I ended up with epilepsy when I was a baby after having an allergic reaction to the Pertussis part of the DtP vaccine. I have had seizures all my life, so please do not worry about me, or feel sorry. I am used to it.  I also have very severe Fibromyalgia. I hurt so bad sometimes that I cannot get out of bed, and walking has become a serious issue.  Something else about me is that I have every symptom of Multiple Sclerosis, but they cannot find the lesions.  It is a mess honestly. Due to this foolishness, it has brought on a case of depression that I cannot seem to shake.  Even though I have tried.

I am fully disabled and it breaks my heart.  That fixed income, while it keeps a roof over my family’s head, is just not enough to do the things that my children should be able to.  I should be working and here I am, 6 in the morning not able to sleep (AGAIN) and rambling.  I do love this time of morning though.  The world around you turns this beautiful shade of blue.  Everywhere you look, the color seeks you out and gives peace.

I want all of you to understand one thing, if you take anything at all.

A sickness doesn’t define who you are. How we approach our sickness is. If you cower with fear, you do not succeed. The battle is lost.  But if you stand up, look at it in the face and stand strong, you can and will grow stronger in the face of adversity.  You begin to learn things about yourself, about those around you.  And that too makes you stronger.

So, my lovely friends.  Stand Strong.  Follow your dreams and just live in a happy place.

I love all of you.

L.

PS!  Review for a movie is coming out tomorrow!

.:Dinner Date – Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole:.

As a vegetarian, I love to share all the little recipes that I find so you can enjoy them as well!  Tonight (aka this morning since it is almost 4am!) I am giving you one of the tastiest and nahmmy things on the planet.

Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 8oz Uncooked Penne Pasta
  • 2 tbs Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 lbs portobello mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1/2 c margarine
  • 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 c milk
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and strained
  • 1/4 c soy sauce

What to do:

  • Preheat your over to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9/13 backing dish.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. While pasta cooks, heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and then add mushrooms. Cook for 1 minute then set aside in a bowl.
  • Using the same saucepan, melt your margarine. Mix in the flour, garlic and basil. Gradually mix in the milk until thickened. Stir in 1 c of cheese and remove from heat once cheese is melted.
  • Add pasta, mushrooms, spinach and soy sauce to the cheese mixture and stir until well mixed and then transfer to the baking dish before topping with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until the cheese is a light golden brown.

This is truly delicious, and feels meaty while not containing meat.  I do hope that you enjoy!

.:When Doctors Do Not Know What Is Wrong:.

Today friends, I would like to speak about something that has been in my mind for a while.  To those of you that have been here for a while, you know that I have a few medical issues. But for those that are new, I shall explain.

I have epilepsy, fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Asthma. I am fully disabled, and spend a lot of my time in severe pain. Unfortunately in my area, the doctors most of the time either do not care, or they don’t know what is going on. *thinks for a moment* Okay, I think I need to explain this better.

For the past 3 years, it has gotten harder and harder for me to walk any distance.  I get up and go to the restroom and I feel like I have run 5 miles. My breath is coming in gasps, my lungs are whistling like the Pied Piper and my heart feels like it is skipping beats. I have talked with 2 doctors about this, both of which have said, “Oh, there is nothing wrong.” I have had X-Rays on broken bones, and I get “Its nothing.”

I cannot figure out whether or not they are just incompetent, or unwilling to help me. It has went so far, that they swear I am perfectly healthy. Which in turn gets the social security office in an uproar. So now that is something I have to deal with. I would love to work, I would love to be able to “bring home the bacon” so to speak, but as my last employer said, “Lilly, we love that you work here, but with your issues, you are a liability.” And once an possible employer hears of the issues, poof, opportunity GONE.

The reason I am writing this is to explain something that I have learned over the years.

Doctors do not know what they are doing fully.  That is why they call it a Medical PRACTICE. On top of that, you have the doctors that feel that a person that has insurance isn’t worthy of care. Sad to say, that is 95% of the doctors in my area. Too many people put money as the main goal in anything they do, and it makes those that need help suffer. It creates this wedge within the system that destroys the Hippocratic Oath that each of them take.

Now, I guess I need to explain to those of you that do not know the Oath.  

“The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians. It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts. In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical standards. Of historic and traditional value, the oath is considered a rite of passage for practitioners of medicine in many countries, although nowadays various modernized versions are often used; the message delivered is still the same: do no harm.

Hippocrates is often called the father of medicine in Western culture. The original oath was written in Ionic Greek, in the late Fifth Century BC. It is usually included in the Hippocratic Corpus.

Scholars widely believe that Hippocrates or one of his students wrote the oath between the 5th and 3rd century BC. Alternatively, classical scholar Ludwig Edelstein proposed that the oath was written by the Pythagoreans, an idea that others questioned for lack of evidence for a school of Pythagorean medicine.”

This was taken from the Wiki page, that speaks about what the Oath is.  You will see one part that I have underlined.  Do No Harm.

Being a doctor is not about how many accolades you get, or about the car you drive.  It isn’t about that big house and the big screen TV.  It isn’t about the amount in your bank account or the vacations you take.  It is about helping people that need it. Having empathy, and a sense of dedication to your patients.  Not all of us have huge sums of money to shell out for a visit.  But we are still in need.

I don’t know what any of you can take from this, but it is something I truly needed to get off my chest. The only thing I know is that YOU are the only one that truly knows your body, and what it says.  Only you can determine that something is wrong.  Listen to what it says.  And if your doctor is unwilling to listen, then find one that will.

Much love,

L.

.:Late to our Date – Hellraiser Revolution:.

Hello friends!  Hope your day is going well. With all the hoololly that is going on about the new Hellraiser film coming out (if it hasn’t already!) I thought I would go through and watch a few of the films as a bit of an homage to the series. I personally love the Hellraiser movies, and enjoy the imaginative way they have brought the story to life.  BUT, and this is a big but, there are a few that I haven’t watched and Revolution is one of them.  Oh and btw,

SPOILERS!

The story starts out in a sort of home video way.  2 guys are on a roadtrip and one is filming.  The one driving is telling the other that no, they aren’t going to where he said they were, that they were going to Mexico. Tijuana, Mexico to be exact.  They are talking nasty stuff and that is when you get to really know the guys involved.

The passenger/camera guy is Steven.  The driver is Nico who is dating Stevens sister Emma. They proceed to talk about getting hookers in Tijuana and having an all around great time. Then it moves to later in the time and Steven and Nico are getting sh*t-faced drunk and see a woman that Steven is just wowed by.  They go up and talk to her.

It then switches to showing an older woman watching the boys on a video camera.  Apparently, Steven and Nico end up missing. This younger woman comes in, ugh, I’m going to skip through most of this.  Apparently, the woman is Stevens mom, the young girl is Emma, Stevens sister and the family is having dinner with the parents of Nico. Emma is mad because the parents don’t want to talk about the boys and she ends up going into Stevens room where she finds the bag that was found at the scene.

And she ends up watching part of the video where Nico ended up screwing the woman that they had met in a bathroom stall and Steven had caught them. She gets mad and then finds the PUZZLE BOX…. oooooooooh.

All this crap happens, she plays with the puzzle box and Steven comes home and all this weird sh*t happens, blah blah blah.  Then Emma and Steven end up making out, with his hands in her shirt, and she sees him ripping of her boob.  This is where I just couldn’t even watch.  INCEST people.  Think about that.

Well, skip skip skip, blah blah blah, and then we see the shot that I waited for.  PINHEAD… but.. wait… what is wrong with Pinhead?  He… doesn’t look righ… OMFG really?  really?  That isn’t Doug Bradley.  That is some impostor! Who the HELL (get it?) is that guy?  And… who the hell is that other guy?  THIS ISN’T MAKING ANY SENSE!!!

People, Doug Bradley.  Doug Bradley is PINHEAD.  How dare they not have Doug Freakin’ Bradley as Pinhead and put in this ugly and NON-acting fool in his place!  It was at that moment that I proceeded to lose faith in Humanity, in the horror community as a whole.  I felt the need to watch the Notebook or some other romantic tripe that I hate.

The story ends up dumber and dumber as time goes on.  Nico ends up killing the hooker, then getting given the puzzle box, then Steven ends up with a hooker and kills her, which in turn brings back Nico, then Steven kills more hookers so Nico can get his body back, and when Steven wouldn’t do it anymore, Nico ends up taking Stevens skin, Steven ends up using the puzzle box to “save himself” and becomes the second Pinhead, and ugh.  It just ends up being this jumble of stupidity.

I am horrified that they would even DARE to consider this piece of garbage as Hellraiser.  I know that Clive Barker, the amazing man behind the creation of the book that the Hellraiser franchises inspiration, has to be having some type of fit over this.

Mr. Barker,

I am truly sorry for what they have made Hellraiser into.  I am devastated by the lengths that they have went just to keep it going, and how wrong they have been in the way they have done it. I know you must be ashamed of them.

And to you pukes that have destroyed the story,

HOW DARE YOU! Mr. Barker had such sights to show us.  He created this amazing (yet terrifying) world and you have made it into this mess.  This disgusting and trivial mess that I can’t even believe you have put onto film.  This movie was horrid, stupid and had no flow.  The plot itself (or should I say the IDEA of the plot) was a good one, I give you that, but your follow through was bullsh*t.  The actors were horrible, the scenes made no sense and Pinhead… OMG what have you done!?  You know what… I want those 2 hours of my life back.

*sits in the corner, her legs up to her chest with her arms around them, rocking back and forth while she cries*

 

 

 

 

 

.:Online Store Review – Boxed.com:.

Hello lovely people!  How are you all today? I do hope that things are beautiful for you.

As many of you know, I am always on the lookout for good deals and great prices. On one of the very seldom days of me watching the box with moving pictures, aka television, I saw a commercial for an online store called Boxed.com.  It is a store that specializes in providing bulk grocery and household items for cheaper prices than in the store.  Think of it as a Sams Club, but just online.

I thought to myself, “Lilly, this is something we need to look into.  We need to investigate this magic for ourselves.” And so, I went onto the site and low and behold, what they said was true.  They did seem like cheaper prices, and there were some other “perks” that I will discuss in a bit.

I sat on that website for weeks, months even, debating in my head if I should bite the bullet and give it a shot. So, on March 1st (keep in mind, this is the 3rd!) I finally jumped and started the search for things I needed.

Slowly I filled my cart, and honestly, I felt my heart racing, fear mixed with excitement pouring through my veins like a drug.  I was terrified, but the thought of not having to step foot in the bowels of hell that we know of as a BULK STORE was making my mouse move. Thing after thing I clicked, “OH I need this!  And this!”  I finally came to my senses and banged my head on the desk for a while telling myself to take one of those chill pills.

I ended up putting 9 things in my cart, things that I needed and a few things that I wanted to give the childlings. And then into the process of actually PURCHASING said things.

The process was pretty simple to say the least, the site giving clear and precise instructions on what to do.  And the site was secure (I have a scan thingie that looks for all the foolishness out there.  *leans in close* Watch out for a certain bargain site. *coughs* Wish *coughs*)

Now, I want to explain something here. To me, I bought a lot of stuff. And it would have came out to be a pretty penny.  BUT.  When  you make an account, Boxed will provide free shipping on your first order. You can also occasionally find other offers as well.  Coupon codes on the site that will bring your price down even further.  Also, if I am remembering correctly, you also receive a $10 bonus, just for signing up.  That will drop your price to low low.  And it DID.

My original price for the things in my cart was a little over $70 dollars (not including shipping!). With the $10 bonus, and a code that I found on the site which took 15% off of the order, my price before shipping was $40. Add on to that the free shipping, and the price is awesome.

Speaking of shipping. I got my box today. Let me say that one more time.  I got my box TODAY. It is the 3rd of March, 2017.  I ordered on March 1st, 2017.  I will give you a moment to let that sink in.                                                  There.  Yes my friends, it made it here in 2 days.

So I tear into the box, my fingers itching to see the prizes within. I was estatic. But I remember looking at the box, thinking about what I had ordered and stopped for a moment. “This box seems a bit small for what I got,” I thought to myself. And I tentatively began removing the things I had gotten. Here is the list and I’ll try to make it quick. *coughs* Bullet Points. *coughs*

  • Bandaid Brand adhesive bandages (280 count) $11.99: The deal was perfect in my opinion. If you think about it, the small boxes in the store is around 4 bucks. With maybe 30 bandages inside.
  • Hunts Tomato Paste (12 count) $5.99: This was another winner.
  • Argo Corn Starch (35 oz) $4.99:  For the size, it is definitely priced well.
  • Crisco Shortening (48 oz) $6.99:  This one I am on the fence about.  I am sure I could have gotten cheaper at a shop in town.
  • St.  Ives Apricot Scrub x2 (6 oz per bottle) $6.49: This one is about the same anywhere you go.
  • Crisco Vegetable Oil (64 oz) $6.99: This one, I am honestly feeling a bit let down about. I felt there would be a bit more but the bottle seems small.
  • Honey Bunches of Oats (3 lbs) $7.99:  The price in store, for just a single box is normally up in price so this was killer.
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch (3 lbs) $7.99:  See Honey Bunches of Oats above yo!
  • Barilla Pesto Sauce x4 (6.3 oz per bottle) $10.99: I want to be mad. I reallllly want to be mad at this. The bottles were tiny.  TEENY TINY. And could easily fit in the palm of my hand. Do I think it was worth it?  No, BUT do I think it is worth it?  YES. Let me explain.  I love pesto, my childlings love pesto. Waya bro loves pesto.  Will one bottle be enough for us to enjoy the splendid flavor of the sauce of the Gods?  I hope the hell so.  The bottles are just so tiny and itty bitty, but yes, it is worth it people. 10.99 for 4 bottles is killer.

So, as for my thoughts.

Boxed.com is definitely a place that I feel we could all use. The website is easy to navigate, and is easy on the eyes.  They have many deals going on all the time, and considering the first time you get onto the site and create an account,  you instantly get free shipping on that first order.

Will it keep you out a store completely?  No.  Unfortunately not.  They do not sell cold products, or meats. So those are things that you will need.  They also have pet products, cleaning supplies, laundry things. It is a huge array of items and all in bulk. They carry name brand things that normally cost a fortune in stores.

BUT like I said before, you need to really do some recon on the products that you find.  Look up prices at on different websites like Walmart.com, or even grocery stores. See if what you find is worth it.

Now, there is one tiny detail that I left out.  So, I am going to go ahead and tell ya. With every order that you do, you are able to get 2 free samples from the list of things that they provide. FREE SAMPLES. There can be anything on there.

So in the end, do I suggest this place?  Yes. I do. Especially for people that hate being in the large crowds that are normally found in stores. Will it help completely?  No. There will still be things that are needed. But yes, go and check it out.  At least give it a looksee. It doesn’t hurt to at least try it out right?

Much love,

L.

.:Depression – What is it, and isn’t:.

Depression.  It is such a small word for such a long road. I want to share with all of you what it is, and what it isn’t.  Many of us suffer with it in some form or another and then there are those select few that just don’t understand.  So, without further ado, I am going to shine a bit of a light on it, in the Lilly way.

Depression is the severe feeling of despondency and dejection. By medical terms. It is a common but serious mental disorder. So let me bullet point this (I LOVE ME SOME BULLET POINTS YO!):

  • Depression is a REAL THING. It isn’t something that is just boom you can get over it. IT IS A MENTAL STATE.
  • Depression can and will affect people in different ways.  While some people are hardly able to get out of bed, some will do menial things, like sink into a Television screen.  Okay, that sounds bad like I am talking about the scene in “Nightmare on Elm Street” where the TV picks up the girl and shoves her hea…..  Okay, stopping here.
  • Depression can be treated.  There are ways to get out of a funk.  Whether it is meditation, mediCation or therapy. You can find help.

All of us have periods of sadness.  Whether it is a break-up, a loss of a job or home, it comes on.  Sadness is a part of every day life and something that will never go away.  Depression on the other hand is deeper than that.  It is the loss of will.  Things that we used to be interested in just lose their oomph.  No motivation to get out there and take on the world.  It is the feeling of inadequacy.  Eating too much, or too little.  Now, you might say that these all sound like SAD symptoms, and you are right.  They are.  BUT it is when they extend past that point, last for a lot longer than usual.

Let’s say there is a girl named Bertha May Magillycutty. Bertha has been in a relationship with Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen.  Then Bertha and Smitty break up.  She is sad, ends up losing interest, starts eating buckets of ice cream while watching The Notebook.  After a few days she gets leveled out and begins picking up the pieces.

Now here is the way the Depressed Mind gets.

Bertha and Smitty break up.  She is heartbroken.  Cannot get out of bed, she lets herself go.  Doesn’t shower, brush her hair.  She doesn’t leave the house. She is in a downward spiral. Where the first Bertha began picking up the pieces, this Bertha looks at the pieces all strewn around the floor and gets frustrated by the amount of them are on the floor.  She sees them as a wave of pieces that she couldn’t possibly pick up.  So she sits in the middle of that pieces strewn floor and loses herself in them.

So there it is my friends.  How DEPRESSION is.  It is wave after wave of pieces that we just feel we won’t be able to put back together because there are just so many. So we sink lower and lower into the blackness.

It, Depression, interferes with the daily lives of those that it grabs, like a torturous villain. It causes pain, not only to the person being held “captive” but those around them too. It doesn’t at all mean that those suffering from depression is weak, by no means.  It just means that we are overwhelmed.

Like I said before, too many times depression is overlooked. It is “diagnosed” as just sadness, or another sickness. But I am going to give a short list of symptoms that we can look for in ourselves or those around us.

  • Loss of interest in things previously enjoyed.  (Hobbies, Sports, etc)
  • Difficulty in making decisions, or remembering planned things.
  • Restlessness or irritability.
  • Weight gain or loss.
  • Fatigue or lethargy.
  • Feelings of being worthless, useless, unneeded.
  • Difficulty sleeping.  Either too little, or too much.
  • Hopelessness

There are many different types of depression as well.  I will not go into detail of them, since this is already running long, but there is one that I want to bring up.  Bipolar Disorder.

Bipolar is NOT the same as depression.  While a person that suffers from Bipolar disorder, does have extremely low moods, they also have very HIGH moods.  They can been down and out, or excessively happy.

What I want all of you to know is that no matter how severe depression is, it IS treatable. Using meditation techniques helps soothe over whatever wounds are creating the issue.  Find a quiet spot, fill it with candles and smell good things and just sit and relax.  Just allow your mind to wander.  Lay down if you must, but you need to clear your mind and just allow it to roam.  If something comes in, push it out and keep your head clear.

You may also decide that medications are in order. There are many different types out there, you need to speak to your doctor to find which one suits you. Non-narcotic types are out there, just figure which works.

Therapy is a great way to get a handle on depression.  Speak about how your feeling with a medical therapist.  Just let it out.

Keep a journal.  Put in all of your feelings, the pain, heartache and then when you are done with that one, burn it.  And then as the smoke flows up into the sky, visualize that your hurt is going with it.

A mixture of all of these could help.  But the most important thing is for you to know that you are NOT alone in this.  You have family, friends (online and off) that are going to be there for you.  Goodness knows that I am.

Now depression is not something that can be dropped at turn of a hat.  Saying “Just get over it,” is not a good treatment option.  This ‘sadness’ goes a lot deeper.  It is the loss of hope and desire.  You cannot just dust those off and boom, shiny and new.  I wish it would, but it won’t. It isn’t something that can be just shooed away.  It is deep rooted and seeded, and the only thing that can help is HELP.

Study about depression.  Research about it friends.  And remember, no matter what, you can get passed this. You got it.

L.