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9/10/12 3:49 A

Have you told your family that you're feeling this way? I know my dad feels lonely and left out of our lives. He's never said that directly to us, but I can tell. I think it would have helped us kids all understand him best (and would have helped him too) if he'd just come out and said so.

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9/10/12 12:29 A

When I became peri-menopause I had depression & my doctor put me on prozac. All it did was make me feel NORMAL and not like I was down in a hole that I couldn't get up out from. I took it for 14 yrs and just felt NORMAL. Then I decided I was alright and didn't need it anymore after I read the book "THE POWER OF NOW" by Eckart Tolle.
This is a clip of him talking about food and our dealing with it.

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9/9/12 7:26 P

I love to write and I am on a journey into my "senior years" and I want to be as healthy as I can. I started my low carb lifestyle again about 6 weeks ago and I am struggling with all the emotions that are coming up since I don't "medicate" with food. I have been inspired and found insight on these message boards so I thought maybe I can contribute. I go from being happy that my children are doing well and have their own families to being lonely and feeling left out of their lives. Food has always been my confort and I do miss it but that confort was short lived and I really need to be in the moment so I can enjoy the rest of my life. Does anyone have any good tips for a senior citizen who has a great job, wonderful family, and still feels lonely?

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