Day 639, Wild Mood Swings Demolish Productivity. Is There Any Hope?

  I have not learned how to prevent depression.  However, it appears that I am recovering more quickly.  My productivity score for the past while shows an overall trend of improvement.  My graph looks better now than it did in late April and early May.     On Tuesday, I fell into a distraction.   Read More …

Day 579, How Do You Adapt to the War With COVID-19?

Colorado Official State Web Portal (April 5, 2020)   Sunday Morning   Many of you are probably getting cabin fever by now.  Almost all U.S. states have reported at least one death from COVID-19, and all fifty have reported at least one case.   Most of us are asking, “When will this end?”  Let us Read More …

Day 531, Resilience

  “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”   -Mary Holloway   What do we really want of our lives when it seems everything goes awry, and we lose the fondest hopes of our childhood?  We want something that is even more Read More …

Day 514, How Do You Build Trust with Your Connections?

  “Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”― Corrie ten Boom   Preparing For My Day   5-10 things I am grateful for: finally being able to compile my FREE tool, JV Life Tracker on the new Google platform getting started on my fifth project cumulating 1559 minutes on my Read More …

Day 510, How Do You Get Your Motivation Back After a Depressive Episode?

  This blog entry describes a slow return to motivation and activity after a period of depression.  If it seems utterly dull at first, that is because I was still down.   Friday Morning   Today, I recovered my Windows 10, VirtualBox virtual machine that had become corrupted.  What a relief that is!  Looking at Read More …

Day 487, Embracing A New Year

  “There is always a way!” -KaeLyn Morrill   As the new year gets underway, I chose two New Year’s resolutions.  For Christmas, I got some software with which I want to illustrate my blog entries.  Though lately, I have experienced some depression and pain, I look forward eagerly to the year ahead.  Please join Read More …

Day 468, Mindful Placement Position

This past week I struggled with depression.  However, I identified the belief I was feeding it and stopped it within a few days.  Typically, depression like that can run me down for months.  To celebrate feeling better, I invented a new project or game I call MPP or Mindful Placement Position.  More about that in Read More …

Day 460, I Can!

  “I believe I can do anything.”   The little engine affirmed, “I think I can! I think I can!”  We are empowered when we believe we can.  A recent breakthrough in my weight loss program leads me to have faith that I can, after all, lose the fifteen pounds I set out to remove Read More …