The normal person so it seems hits  bumps in the road as we walk along our life path. Many of us have dealt with depression since childhood, though for some this may be a brand new experience. To add to the ever changing landscape of our lives there may have been events which trigger bouts with depression that was once thought under control. The familiar idiom, two steps forward, one step back. Then, new found anxiety and panic. Through everyday life changes we learn to adapt. We learn that their are tools that help us overcome those challenges. As we continue to grow some are lucky enough to move on and hopefully never ever have to look back. Some people may go for the rest of their lives without having to deal with the terrible traits again. Not everyone is that fortunate. An event or seemingly nothing at all can trigger another bout with one or more, AGAIN. So we pick up our tool box and start working, AGAIN. If only it was as easy as it sounds in this little write up of mine.

At the age of 54 out of nowhere, just when my life was coming together I was hit hard with menopause (OH! goody!! NOT!) paired with PTSD from something that happened in my early twenties.  I already had in control and was coming out of the financial and emotional ramifications of a very dark depression I survived when my rose colored glasses were ripped off when my son was stationed overseas in early 2010. I happen to be a very good research analyst and while he was gone, I put my expertise to work. Unfortunately, there are things once discovered that you can never unlearn.

One of the wonderful things I learned from that dark depression is, for me, a most helpful and fulfilling part of my lifetime gathered  hand dandy survival tips and tricks that are carried in my tool box-are best shared with a side of humor and wit. I help “me” by sharing and listening to other’s tales and tips of success. Trust me a lot of people carry those tool boxes. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there.

So here I am…Once again, knowing  I need a little help from my friends and perhaps with this blog I can make some new.

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  1. Hi, glad I came across your blog. I found you through Jason’s Meet and Greet. Hope you are doing well! I’ve suffered from anxiety/panic attacks, and rarely have them anymore. Have a wonderful weekend, Jenny


    1. Thank you! It is great to be able to share this journey with you also. Some days are tough, some days are not. I believe the most important thing is to just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Your forward movement doesn’t have to be leaps and bounds. Even the tiniest step forward is success! Have a pleasant day. Kind Regards -K

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  2. Good luck with that 😐
    I can’t imagine suffering from PTSD
    Another thing that helps with depression is something you seem to be doing very successfully.
    That is, sharing 🙂
    Breaking your comforts zones and trusting others. The first step is saying hello to which I say – Hi!

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  3. I was born at a very young age and never really caught up, so my view of the world is a bit bent. StIll, I think one of the best ways to take those baby steps is as you’ve wisely done here. Misery loves company and sometimes the company can change the game 😉


    1. Thank you!! I was hoping someone would critique it for me!! Your opinion is truly appreciated.
      If you ever have any ideas on how I can improve it. Be sure to let me know. 🙂

      As for the Gravatar Pic- It’s a Zen to Zany pic (you can find her on Etsy.com), I felt pretty darn lucky when she gave me permission to use her art and inspiration for my blog.

      I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! I look forward to more “comparing and brainstorming ; )!

      Kind Regards and Sunshine – K
      (writer for The BlackWall Blog and Success Inspirer’s World)


      1. Depression like happiness are single moments in our lives
        Never permanent
        It’s temporal
        Glimpses of what is but also knowing what can be
        So I have dedicated my life to discovering those glimpses of happiness and having them extend longer than the dark ones
        For one can never truly appreciate happjniness if one has never been depressed

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  5. Hi K,
    I met you on Danny’s Meet and Greet. You said you enjoyed connecting with others, so I came to meet you. It’s wonderful you give support to people suffering from depression and anxiety. My father suffered from those problems.
    Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.


  6. When I was a kid, I used to think that anyone 30+ years old was “completely grown up.” I thought they had careers, families, homes, and they always knew what they were doing and where there were going. As time marches on, I realize we are all just works in progress, whether we are 9 or 99. We all have insecurities, we all have awkward moments, we all have setbacks and room to grow. Life is a process. I pray each day will be brighter for you as you continue to grow as a person. It’s great that you are using your challenges to try to help others.

    Thanks for following my blog and for leaving a comment on my “Reasons to Smile” page! I really appreciate you adding to the list of encouraging thoughts and also giving me a chance to discover your blog.

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    1. I am so pleased you stopped by!! I loved your blog! What an exceptional idea!

      It’s funny you should say that.I thought all those things too…
      I was always the care taker… The strong one!!
      Had the fabulous job… Was the ruler of the world… Raised two beautiful children… and FLOP!

      Believe in the goodness in people. See the positive side of things. Take one tiny step forward at a time.

      Kind Regards and feeling grateful – K

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  7. Hi,
    I came across your blog at Jackie’s weekend party.
    The name of your blog stood out.
    And what do you know, my wife suffer from depression and I am always looking for ways to learn how to help her.
    I hope to learn some things from you.


    1. Hi!! Welcome! I hope we can help. I do a lot of creative writing and journaling which is a great outlet! Looking forward to sharing posts of like-minded folks with you!

      Thinking positive and moving forward one little step at a time, is a huge success! Your wife is very lucky to have you!

      Kind Regards and feeling grateful – K


  8. Hi K! Thanks for openly sharing your struggles and tools for navigating them. Anxiety came out of nowhere about five years ago. I’m still learning how to adjust and recover quickly so that I can live and function without those irrational fears blocking my path.

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    1. You are welcome. Be kind to yourself. It’s a learning process. Celebrate every victory no matter how small it seems!

      I am so grateful that you shared with me. It’s important to know we are not alone on our quest.

      Keep moving forward one RTS at a time. Feel free to message me.


      Kind Regards and big hugs -K

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    1. How did u know my bday was? Hmm a card how sweet!! K stands for Kallie. Quite a common name these days. My daughter and I were chatting about my bday the other day. I said I was feeling old turning a speed limit and all. Trying to make me feel better she said “Well at least it”s a fast one”!” I probably told that before but it cracks me up every time I think about it! Ha ha!

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  9. Funny I have read this a million times it seems and I just noticed the mistake of their for there!

    Also, please note if I don’t reply to a comment within a day or two it may have gone to my spam box. For that I apologize! Unfortunately, LGB and I do a lot more on our phones now and I often don’t remember even how to check it,😜. Note to self write directions on checking for spam!

    Mud season has arrived here in New England! 🐾

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing being a part of our journey.

    Kind Regards -K


  10. Hello, I’m all for sharing what’s in my tool box. I’m new to the blogging community & always on the lookout for new tools that make life easier…….it’s all about tools, you can never have too many, right? So glad to have connected with you here & I look forward to reading more posts .

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    1. Excellent and welcome! I’m so
      pleased to wake up to a fellow tool sharing blogger comment! I’m raising my morning cup of Joe to you!! I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend! 🌷🌷 Kind Regards and early morning smiles -K


  11. Better late than never.. I am glad I came across your blog. It’s wonderful.. and though I met you late but I can personally connect to you is the best part😉

    We all will grow together, and I will get to learn so much from you..

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  12. I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety on and off for most of my life, Then I was in a car accident which killed my husband. Then PTSD reared its ugly head. Every day is a challenge, but we we keep on going. I wish you the best.

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