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Depression Waterworks: Part Four

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


man_drinking_water_240We have been talking about the positive effects of crying. Certainly if crying is good for everyone, it is good also 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.

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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Depression Waterworks: Part Three

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


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: Part Two

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


Now there is a tear for you! One single precious tear. I wonder what happened to produce that 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.

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Depression Waterworks: Part One

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


child_crying-11Which do you do more often, laugh or cry? Do you think one is better for you than the other? The answer may surprise you. They are both good for you! Awhile ago we talked about laughter as ‘Depression’s Secret Weapon’.  Laughter and tears are closer than we think and both equally healing. So I thought we should give tears equal time.

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.” William Shakespeare said that. Do you agree?

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