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Water Depression as if it was a Garden: Water is Good for Depression

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Depression Waterworks

Water depression, it is as good crying for depression.








We have been talking about the positive effects of crying. Certainly if crying is good for everyone, it is also good for those of us who are challenged by depression. We need no longer hide our heads in guilt over the tears that come so freely. We should welcome those tears and their healing benefits.

Water depression? Tears are apparently not the only kind of water that is good for the brain.

Did you know that your brain power improves right after you drink water? (Jennifer Viegas)

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‘Authentic Crying’ or A Really Good Cry

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Depression Waterworks

Authentic crying might be a new term for you, I know it was for me. But don't judge until you have read the rest of this post.


I remember distinctly several good cries I had that were unexpected. I will share one. It was three years after my father had died suddenly at the age of 59. I was at my cousin's wedding surrounded by family. It was a happy occasion. The master of ceremonies was my dad's best friend. Before he began he said something nice about my dad and how he would have loved to have been there for this special occasion. My tears began. I thought I could just wipe them away, but no, they would not stop. I quietly inched my way backwards out of the crowded room and went off to have a good, unexpected cry. The tears would not stop for long time. I was totally overwhelmed with grief as though my Dad had just died.

I was not in control of those tears. They were in control of me. But if they were there, I guess they had to come out right? Once I stopped, I stopped, I was finished crying and able to take part in the happy event once again.

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Depression Waterworks: How You Can Benefit from Tears.

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Depression Waterworks

Did you know you can benefit from tears? Now there is a tear for you! One single precious tear. I wonder what happened to produce that single tear? 

"…crying is the vehicle the body and system uses to clear out and release old held emotional energy."

There is more to a good cry than my mother realized. It is necessary, natural and good for you. It provides some emotional freedom. The benefit from tears is worth knowing.

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Depression Waterworks: It’s Worth Crying About

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Depression Waterworks

Crying was not only acceptable in the home I grew up in, it was encouraged. I come from a family of cryers.











I can still hear my mother say after crying "I haven't had a good cry for long time. That was wonderful!" You would think she had just devoured a chocolate brownie!

I cry easily about a lot of different things. And when something strikes me really hard, like a remembered sorrow, I sometimes can't stop crying for a long time. But oh the relief! The burden purged. The sorrow expressed. The tears leave their tranquilizing magic over my body and I sense a wonderful cleansing from the release of so much emotion.

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