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(Coping with mental Illness and other brain illnesses.)

A long time ago, I attended a support group with the lecture topic: Stop making yourself unhappy, which left an indelible impression on me.  We all experience times of sadness, but there is a difference between being sad for a period of time, and not getting over it.

  • We were advised to learn to move on.
  • We were reminded that there is no button to press that automatically makes our dreams come true.
  • I learned to believe in myself and give up the idea that I could control my destiny.
  • I learned to smile and enjoy the scenery en route to my destination.
  • I learned that we all make mistakes and even when things might be running smoothly, they might not always continue to do so.
  • I learned that failure was a part of my growth.
  • I learned that worthwhile goals needed persistence as well as a great deal of work.
  • I learned to change my attitude to a lot of things and become more optimistic.
  • I learned to take nothing for granted.
  • Some months after that meeting, I actually made a list of the negative as well as the positive aspects of my life and … guess what? The positive aspects outnumbered the negative by far.
About the Author
Jill volunteers for ENOSH, the Israel Mental Health Association and received a prestigious award in the Knesset for this work in Jan. 2012. She has written books, been included in two Anthologies, one in Israel in Hebrew and one in Canada, and has had articles published in the USA,England and Canada.
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