Speaking to the Voyeurs

Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles

is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?

― John KeatsLetters of John Keats

One day a friend of mine shared with me that she was on Facebook. Really I said? I never see you post. Then she shared that she doesn’t post, she just watches what everyone else is doing. What a concept. I am a compulsive poster, blogger, and teacher and it never occurred to me that there would be those voyeurs out there.

Today is for the voyeurs. Wherever you are on your path, let’s do this together.

Many of us eat or drink too much caffeine or alcohol as a way of self-medicating for depression.  So often we use these substances to stuff our feelings. It is so important to FEEL YOUR FEELINGS. You can share with friends, family, on blogs or chat rooms, or in your journal. 


To begin though, I’d like to share with you a Depression Self-test. This can help you understand the symptoms of depression and see where you are in your life. Of course, if you find that you are depressed, I strongly suggest you find a local therapist to help you. I see therapy as a luxury we all can benefit from. 


I’ll talk more about this in another blog, but several times I have witnessed clients elevate their mood by changing their diet. A simple start is to add foods into your diet that are alive! Summer is a great time to do this!



4 Comments on “Speaking to the Voyeurs”

  1. karendwarren says:

    I’m on quite a lot of social media forums and I’d say that most of them have lots of people who just read and don’t post. It’s the safe option – you don’t have to commit yourself – but I find you get so much more out of it if you participate as well as reading.

  2. prabhatks says:

    I love interaction and talking. I do read posts and watch them and like them etc.. Most of the time I do only this being online. It really fascinates me and earns me lots of knowledge cause I read them all. And yes I do agree to your post here and the writings. I have met many of them who just watches and posts nothing. I don’t really understand what they have in their mind. Well I can say that I will soon blog something related to this stuff.

  3. Great Column, Candess!


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