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Depression, Suicide and Healing
By Andrea Cullen, May 6th 2014
This morning spirit nudged me to write about depression. Honestly I wanted to argue with this but I know there is no point as the words will stream right through me incessantly until I get a pen to paper. So I nestled myself into several too many coffee’s in Country Choice Coffee Shop in Nenagh and honoured the stream of words that came to me. Depression is a topic that I barely feel sufficiently qualified to write about yet one that I feel overwhelmingly passionate about healing. Every cell in my body wants to take away your pain; because I feel it.
By Andrea Cullen, May 3rd, 2014
My heart hurts today with an empty feeling and my head wants to take this story of why and spin it upside down, inside out, and into such a powerful vortex that it consumes swallows me right up….
I have a choice
Our generation is at a cross roads splitting off into vastly different directions and where the roads lead to results in vastly different feelings, emotions and outcomes.
Today I met with a representative of Cycle Against Suicide, Colin, to offer all that I can to assist their cause. I will be doing volunteer work contributing with the skills that I have. I promised to write a blog about mental health and suicide awareness; as well as other helpful and more typical and expected endurance nutrition information and educational support.
Mental and emotional health and suicide…..
These are deep topics, both sensitive and serious in nature; where do I start? I thought about this the whole way back in the car from Mallow to Limerick and so many thoughts and insights whizzed through my head about all that I wanted to say to YOU.
On Monday coming I am meeting Colin Bradley of Cycle Against Suicide to volunteer my assistance to this event in whatever way I can.
I am hoping to provide free educational material to the organisation that they can use to create further donations. This is such an important cause. I may also join the spin with my Dad, all going well!
The farther I journey this life and the more people who touch me with their lives, the more I see that many amazing loving people in this generation are holding the pains of not only their childhood and youth, but the pains of generations. And they are bravely stepping into their journey of healing not only for themselves and their families; but for the future. The future of generations and the future of our planet. The future for everyone.
It hits me deeply through my heart to see so many astonishing people of pure heart in our midst that are sitting on the cusp of healing for all that came before. And so many are unaware because the pain that comes with this healing can feel all engulfing.
Hang on….. a roller coaster can be fearful…. or filled with laughter.
and in truth is the MOST IMPORTANT CHANGE that the world needs right now.”
There is something deep in me, that always has been there, and it is a strong desire to make a difference. And it always overwhelmed me at how was I possibly supposed to do this. I feel I am so small, and my abilities to reach many people or create changes that could even possibly have far-reaching consequences seemed so limited that in my mind I felt that this giant task of ‘making a difference’ was never going to be possible. I think many of us feel this way. And the truth is so far from this limiting notion.
It is far too long since I have put pen to paper (sounds so much nicer than fingers to keys; despite the reality) and I have missed blogging and reaching out to readers. The truth be told, work has been busy, end of year taxes created a forced hibernation, and then I gallivanted off to San Diego for the Institute for Integrative Medicine’s 3rd Annual Conference in Integrative Medicine http://www.theifim.com/events. More about this in a future blog about the whole fabulous experience.
I wanted to reach out and touch a few hearts today; and centre you back into feeling universal love and support. To remind you how you never walk alone and that in the moments where you may feel dreadfully and utterly alone in this world truly you are not; you are always supported and surrounded by love.