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I write about these out of fascination

In Depression,Ramblings on April 14, 2008 by Cody McComas

I write about these websites/services out of fascination, not out of mockery. They are dating sites for very specific niches.

Women Behind Bars (link):

“Women Behind Bars (WBB) is a professional service which provides personal pages, pictures and profiles for women who are incarcerated in prisons all over America…These female prisoners are looking for love, marriage, penpals, and a good solid relationship with men and women in the free world. We have had several marriages and countless relationships. WBB shows pictures of female prisoners who are looking for penpals. We feature ladies from all walks of life, Black, Hispanic, and White, women. Many of these girls, have sent their personals, with the hopes of becoming brides, but would love to just have a few pen pals.”

Providing hope and connection to women who don’t have many opportunities for such things. What great intentions.

No Longer Lonely (link):

“We are a welcoming community that understands the trials and pitfalls of managing a mental illness. Find friends or seek romantic relationships knowing that everyone on this site has some form of mental illness.”

A place where you won’t be judged. A place of understand, acceptance, and support. I can appreciate that.

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Having a better internal conversation

In Depression,Ramblings on January 27, 2008 by Cody McComas

: Would you punch yourself in the face in a street fight?

:Of course not.

:Then why are you beating yourself up with your words?

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Be mindful

In Depression,Ramblings on January 17, 2008 by Cody McComas

Be mindful of the link between present action and desired future outcome. Ask yourself: if I repeat today’s actions 365 times, will I be where I want to be in a year?

Alastair Humphreys (he’s actually quoting Roz Savage)

There are some other great little snippets too, follow the link.

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The good moments of life are rarely easy

In Depression,Ramblings on January 17, 2008 by Cody McComas

“If I have learnt anything from all these expeditions it is that the good moments of life are rarely easy.”

Bear Grylls of Man vs. Wild

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No Excuses

In Depression,Ramblings on January 17, 2008 by Cody McComas

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Tomorrow will be better

In Depression,Ramblings on January 11, 2008 by Cody McComas

“I view my life in a way … I’ll explain it to you, OK?” he told his small audience in Florida. “The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. And that’s how I look at my life. I will be better as a golfer, I will be better as a person, I will be better as a father, I will be a better husband, I will be better as a friend. That’s the beauty of tomorrow. There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better.”

Tiger Woods

This is exactly how I feel. When I am having a bad day I almost always say to myself, “tomorrow will be better, tomorrow I will be better.” It alwaysis.

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Make Firm Decisions to Be Happier

In Depression,Ramblings on January 7, 2008 by Cody McComas

“Torn between life choices? The experimental results suggest the worst option is usually indecision—no matter what choice people make, they are more likely to be okay with the consequences than if they stay on the fence.”