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Thread: Using Your Hands To Heal Your Head!

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    Using Your Hands To Heal Your Head!

    Howdy y'all

    I just found this article about how people who use their hands to express their creativity, help their mental health at the same time. Most of you seem fairly sane, but I have to worry about a few of us..... LOL!

    http://www.everydayhealth.com/health...6plid%3d505281

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    Thank you for posting this. It fits my own personal belief system. Blessings on you!!

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    I'm sure we are all sane, including any who may suffer from depression. I assume you didn't mean to be offensive but juxtaposing 'sane' with 'depressed' is in fact very offensive.

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    Actually the definition of sane is
    free from mental derangement; having a sound, healthy mind: a sane person.



    having or showing reason, sound judgment, or good sense: sane advice.


    sound; healthy.

    Synonyms are reasonable, sensible, judicious, level-headed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    I'm sure we are all sane, including any who may suffer from depression. I assume you didn't mean to be offensive but juxtaposing 'sane' with 'depressed' is in fact very offensive.
    I certainly didn't get that impression from her post, regarding the article. When we're tired, stressed out, or generally not feeling our best, it's especially easy to misinterpret the intentions of others. {{{{{ hug }}}}}
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    I have always believed "My soul is fed with needle and thread."

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaglelady View Post
    I have always believed "My soul is fed with needle and thread."
    I love this. I feel so much better when I can sew.

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    Thanks so much for this link! I thought it was great to find affirmation in other areas that we as sewing enthusiasts seem to know by experience: that well being is enhanced by using our faculties to help ourselves. I did not take offense; tried to teach my kids "don't give offense, don't take offense." Summers are sometimes hard for me; I have to fight off the black cloud that wants to envelop me. This one has been pretty good so far; have kept busy !!!

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    This is so true...

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    I'm sure we are all sane, including any who may suffer from depression. I assume you didn't mean to be offensive but juxtaposing 'sane' with 'depressed' is in fact very offensive.
    She was just attempting to be humorous - hence the "lol". I personally found nothing offensive in her post and I think it's a reach for anyone else to. Sometimes we read what we want into others comments when we should make a better attempt to read what was actually said and meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    I'm sure we are all sane, including any who may suffer from depression. I assume you didn't mean to be offensive but juxtaposing 'sane' with 'depressed' is in fact very offensive.
    NoveltyJunkie, I didn't mean to be offensive, and I'm so sorry you took it that way. Trust me...as someone who has been diagnosed with severe chronic depression as well as PTSD, I'm well aware that depression doesn't equal insanity. I also have a 21 year old daughter who is Autistic (and is absolutely perfect the way she is!), so I'm well aware of how offensive words and dirty looks can be.

    But that one slipped by me, maybe because I'm more offended by people who are offensive toward my daughter than those who are toward me. I'm also more offended by those who are offensive because of their prejudices. I tend to come back in a joking manner about my own conditions and lighten the mood. That just works better for me, which is why I included myself in the "I have to worry about some of us" part of the statement. But I need to be aware that what works for me isn't necessarily what works for others.

    So I agree with you, and I apologize for being offensive. Forgive me?

    Donna

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    Interesting article ... thanks for the link.

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    Thanks Donna. I know you didn't mean to hurt, but that doesn't mean it would have been right for me to let it slide.

    I posted to encourage anyone reading my message to be aware that they could hurt someone by saying it, perhaps someone poorly equipped to shrug it off.

    I find it more useful to point things out than to stew over them. My little way of trying to improve the world even a tiny bit!

    If people chose not to change their behaviour, that's on them, not on me. But if I don't let them know, then I'd feel bad for not warning them!

    I wish you the best in staying well, and send good wishes also for your daughter.

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    My belief is to keep busy with whatever you like to do. While busy thinking about what you are doing or planning to do will keep your in better spirits. Saneness or lack thereof has nothing to do with it. Just what I think.
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    Actually, there have been studies done about the relationship between keeping 'mentally active' and the onset of dementia. Using the brain (crafts, puzzles, etc.) appears to strengthen it and keep it healthier. The more you use it, the more able you are, to continue using it.
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