Depression and Stress

Family and Depression how it affects you

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Family and Depression how it affects you

How many of you suffer from Depression?

Family and Depression how it affects you

I know I do and for me, it’s an everyday battle to overcome.  Some days I’m happy, cheery and other days I’m lost and feeling alone.


Many people tell me “How can you be depressed, your family is great, your husband does everything for you; he cooks, cleans, works, takes care of you the kids the house and your kids; they are wonderful, they are loving, caring, respectful, and we see them also doing everything you want them to do”…


Well, depression has NOTHING to do with me loving or caring for my family!


It has to do with me; with who I am, who I think I’m not, who I wish I was, but everyone knows what I am…


Or with the I wish; wish “I could have, should have, but I didn’t do?”.


Depression has to do with; unresolved issues, deep unresolved emotions, self-esteem, life’s struggles, loss of a job, loss of a loved one,  physical, mental trauma, peer pressure, so many things can cause Depression and affect you and your family.

  • When you feel like your lost in your own “world”.

  • You feel like something is missing.

  • You’re just mentally, physically drained.

  • When your body hurts all over and nothing you do or take is able to take the pain away.

  • Feeling the knot in your throat, the pain in your chest and no matter how hard you try, the pain won’t go away.

  • When you just want to be left alone and sleep, sleep to never wake up.

  • Or when you’re feeling sad and you don’t know why.

  • You feel hopeless and worthless.

  • You lose interest in things, you use to love to do.


Depression comes in so many ways, it is a serious depressive disorder and SHOULD NOT be ignored! 


How many of you have noticed the above symptoms on a loved one? How many of you have families that when you talk about your feelings they’re the response is:

  • You’re crazy

  • It’s all in your head

  • Snap out of it

  • You’re just weak

  • Get over it

  • It will pass

I was one who was judged by my family (Mom, brothers, friends)…but it’s ok I don’t blame them they just don’t understand depression.


Had NOT been for the support of my husband and my kids and my Doctor, who as soon as they noticed the warning signs, they said: “Your pains are not from medical issues, your pains are symptoms of depression, go seek help!


So, I did – I went and saw a Counselor, who till this day has helped me with my day-to-day struggles, with the loss of my father (who did of stage 4 Brain Cancer), who has helped me overcome certain barriers.


It’s been 1 year since my “meltdown” and I thank God every day for having the love and support of my husband and kids; otherwise, God only knows what would have happened with me.


Depression Poem

If you’re like me who has been suffering from depression, don’t worry there’s help!


And there’s hope! You can get through this!

  • Seek professional help

  • Find something you really enjoy doing., i.e, walking, jogging, reading, meditating, listening to music, etc… When you start feeling like your Depression is going to kick in, go and do that one positive thing that you really enjoy doing

  • Natural teas; chamomile tea is great to help relax

  • Yoga and Meditation – stretching helps get the blood flowing and helps remove some of the tension in your body

Don’t Give Up!

Life is too Short and Beautiful to Give up!

Family and Depression how it affects you and your family…remember your NOT ALONE – There’s Help! Don’t Wait! Don’t Feel Ashamed! Don’t Let this Illness Take Over You! You can Beat It!

Daily Routine

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Daily Routine

I have a daily routine, do you have one? If so, what's yours?


How many of you finished 2016 sick with flu, bronchitis and breathing issues?


I myself was hoping to start my 2017 with a BANG!…  


Unfortunately, this DID NOT happen – why???  


Well, because I started my 2017 still sick with the flu, bronchitis, and asthma!


Does that mean I give up, or get depressed, or does it mean that I GET UP, FIGHT IT and KEEP MOVING?!



Today’s Blog I want to share a few tips and hack that I’ve used in my life to help me throughout the day.


Some of my life hacks include; products, discipline, and motivation because regardless of being sick, or life being hard I can’t wait to start every year on the right track!  


So, even if you fall off the bandwagon, you need to get up and keep on going!



  1. 15 minutes after I wake up I drink a warm cup of water and a slice of Lemon
  2. Yoga – I suffer from Back and Neck problems after suffering an Auto Accident 11 years ago, therefore I HAVE  to do my Yoga stretches on a daily basis before starting my day…One of my favorite stretches and method is:
  3. As I start getting my kids ready for school I like to drink my delicious Herbalife Tea with some delicious Fiber and Aloe to help my digestive health via my website Thrive4Wellness


4. I drop off my kids to School then I hit the gym for some light exercise and once I’m done I come home and drink my delicious and nutritious Herbalife shake.


Herbalife provides so many delicious flavors to choose from to supplement a meal to help me maintain my weight but since it also has tons of vitamins that means I don’t have to take 20 different vitamin pills :)!!!


I then get ready to start my workday!


As you all know me by now…Just like many “Soloprenuers” I wear all the hats!


Therefore I go through my daily plan to keep me on track.

  1. Work on my website
  2. Add posts to my blog
  3. Check my appointments for the day/week
  4. Prepare for the weeks ahead and months
  5. Office administration and back end office

And if I have assignments out in the field then I get ready to hit the streets and do what I love most #interpreting and #translating “Connecting Worlds 1 Language at a Time!


Since I suffer from an Auto-Immune Disorder I make sure that I keep my self stress free, eating healthy, exercise but more importantly, I drink my daily dose of organic oregano grape with some orange juice (consult with your physician before starting any new product).


I also take my VitaminD, B12 and my daily probiotics these are a must for my daily routine and keeping me out of the hospital!


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