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Old 07-12-2010, 10:58 AM   #41
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We have been full-time travelers for over 4 years, but it has lost some of it's lustre this year.

We spent the spring in Florida, dealing with a family emergency. Since then, we have not made as much travel progress as past years. We are near the NC/VA border, and have been here too long with vehicle issues. It's hot and humid, not the summer weather we prefer.

We are considering heading to the GOM to see if there is something we could do to help. We both have skills that I'm certain could be put to use. We'd like to have something nailed down before we go, not just be in the way while we search. Volunteer only- there are others that need paying jobs in that area.

Ya, I know it's summer there, too. Can't be much worse that eastern NC.

It may be what we need.

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Old 07-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #42
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Hi Dex,

I am sorry to hear you are down.

Thyroid wise, all you have to do is ask your doctor for a thyroid panel (blood test that checks for thyroid hormone levels like TSH, T3, T4, etc). People with low thyroid functions tend to gain weight easily and feel tired/sleepy.

I don't know if this will help, but I do get depressed too (more bored than depressed I guess, but they feel kind of similar to me) and when I am, I try to find things that make me feel happy (and like you said, watching the same old doom and gloom news on TV doesn't help.)

One of the things I like doing is to write an appreciation list (I know, it's kind of corney)- List up anything and everything I can think of (people and things - house, car, furniture, weather, stores) and write down why I appreciate them. (Like bbbam said, counting my blessings really does help.)

Then I go onto a list of what I want in my life that would make me happy at this moment, and why. It could be anything - small or large - material things (without worrying about if I can afford it) or things I want to do. Then I feel the feeling I would get if I had these things or if I were doing these things. That really gets my mind going and it usually lifts me up. Sometimes by doign this, I find things that I didn't even know I was interested in doing, which opens up new possibilities in my mind.

I hope this helps...

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It's been a long time since I read it - but I remember this being interesting... Shortcut through Therapy: Ten Principles of Growth-Oriented, Contented Living (9780452273832): Richard Carlson: Books
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:58 PM   #44
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The media has figured out that bad news sells better than good news. And with all the immediate sources of news, we are being bombarded with as much bad news as they can dish out.

Dex- you need to find a new mountain to hike. I find that I can deal with all this better if I get away for a while.

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