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I've been in this "funk" if you will,for over 7 years now.

I have come to realize that life has to be complicated for me,for it seems to be a distraction at points,from my daily ailments.

There is this intense anger felt inside,which I must admit,has gotten the better of me and my relationship with my family members.
I realize that my decisions have paved the way towards my current destination.
PTSD and Depression,along with chronic pain,for me,brings about anger but it doesn't simply end there.
I'm not about to make this a pity blog but I have to get this out to move forward.
When I say i've "been there and done that," i'm not bragging but simply stating i've been through more than my fair share of unfortunate situations.

For instance,i'm in pain right now and working through it while typing this.It actually feels like i'm in a boxing match with myself.The healthy part wants the best and the unhealthy,the worse.

Unfortunately for me,there's no on or off switch for what ails me,so i'm going to try something different.
This morning I used my phone's camera to take a few pictures.
One of them I even used to change my avatar.

Wow;there's actually more fight in this dog than i've given myself credit for.
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Going To Miss My Therapist

Posted 11-18-2012 at 07:48 AM by Phoenix (Getting Out Of A Funk)
Updated 11-18-2012 at 07:58 AM by Phoenix

Nothing lasts forever and I feel that it's slowly running its' course.
There were good times and not so good.
Through it all,I learned a lot about myself.
I look back at therapy as a whole;the places i've been and the things I had to endure.
I'm a better person for it.
For the first time in years,I am beginning to see light,not yet knowing how far away I am from the end of my tunnel but that's alright for me,for now.
Things are beginning to happen for me,in...
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Using Safe Place Imagery (The Condensed Version)

Posted 11-18-2012 at 12:49 AM by Phoenix (Getting Out Of A Funk)
Updated 11-18-2012 at 08:06 AM by Phoenix

I remember the first time my therapist told me about safe place imagery.To tell the truth,I didn't pay it much mind;primarily because I couldn't envision a place that I could truly call "safe."
It took quite some time for me to even close my eyes in her presence.
Once I was able to envision places,they were dark and dungeon-like in appearance;if not totally dark.
I noticed a place in my apartment that I could call reasonably safe and used that image for a while but...
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There's This Emptiness Inside

Posted 11-01-2012 at 04:38 AM by Phoenix (Getting Out Of A Funk)
Updated 11-18-2012 at 01:18 AM by Phoenix

I though that once certain issues in my life over,I would feel much better;dare I use the word "relieved."
This couldn't be further from the truth,yet I still try to put on a happy face.
It does leave me with a ton of anxiety to deal with though.

I don't know whether to embrace it or distance myself from its' existence.
It's sort of tricky,like a catch-22 scenario.

I have to release myself from this feeling sometime soon.......
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The Hunger Within

Posted 10-25-2012 at 11:57 PM by Phoenix (Getting Out Of A Funk)
Updated 10-26-2012 at 11:43 PM by Phoenix

I have come to realize that I possess a certain "hunger" within myself,which creates a driving force to help me maintain life on the straight and narrow.

It's interesting that I used the word "hunger" because there is very little that motivates me and I must hold on to that which is offered me.

I want to be a friend to others but it's rather difficult when a person possesses unresolved trust issues.

I want so much right now;not in...
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Staying Positive In Negative Times With Negative People

Posted 10-24-2012 at 08:17 AM by Phoenix (Getting Out Of A Funk)
Updated 10-31-2012 at 03:10 PM by Phoenix

The header quite says it all.
When it seems that the world is against you and could care less how you feel,give a smile,for you've survived much more than any will know or care to.
This is your journey and you are responsible for trudging on,at all costs.
Don't let back-biters and wolve's in sheeps clothing stray you away from your purpose.
Your goal is to find out who you are;both your strengths and weaknesses.
If others are negative and lessen the severity of...
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