This is the sequel to my post two days ago on Isolation. I have tried many things to keep my mind off my illness and away from the darkside of depression. In this post from May 29, 2012 I talk about writing my book. The book is ready except for the cover which is proving to be more of a task than I thought. 2013 is going to be the year it gets published. Starting January I am committed to getting the cover done and the manuscript to the printer. Merry Christmas to all and may 2013 bring you joy and health.

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I wrote a few days ago about how the mold exposure and chemical sensitivities that I developed because of it caused such loneliness and isolation.  I was sad all the time.  I felt an ache deep inside because I had lost contact with so many as well as the inability to visit friends or do  many of my “old”activities.  I would be awake early in the morning and cry as I wrote in my journal.  The crying sometimes was more like screaming or keening not just crying.  My heart was just broken.

My therapist first reminded me that I needed to write in my journal daily.  Writing is cathartic.  It helps release emotions that are kept bottled up inside.  This writing frequently included crying and screaming as I released the pent-up emotions.

My therapist also asked what can you do?  What do you like to do?  My first response to…

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