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Would you like to write a blog for Moodscope? Friday December 4, 2015

If you've been thinking about writing a blog for Moodscope, now's your chance. You can write about your experiences, books you've read, therapy you may have had, poems or music that you like - anything really that might uplift or inspire our other members. It should be around 300 words.

It's heartwarming to see how the Moodscope community has grown and how it seems, whatever each of us is going through, we still have time to help one another.

If you want to submit a blog just send it to for our editorial team to take a look at.

Caroline, Adrian and Stephen
The Moodscope Team

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.

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Eva Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 7:13am

Hi peeps, this isn't related to the above, I haven't been well so haven't been posting but have been reading. There seems to be a lot of anxiety mentioned recently. I have mentioned this previously to a few folk, but thought it worth doing again for new peeps, I used the human givens techniques to conquer my anxiety, and although at times I still get anxious (I'm only human) it in no way overwhelms me any more. No panic attacks since, (I was hospitalised with one once) and anxious thoughts I tend to identify and shelve. The Human Givens have therapists and books, I used both, only needed 5 sessions.

I hope this helps, I often find the resources that peeps share here to be so helpful especially the book recommendations, and Lilypet ordered the supplements, thanks, :).

Also got a great tip for sugar cravings when in bereavement from a friend recently, rhodiola complex (I have the one with viridian and ginseng in). It has stopped the cravings in their tracks. Apparently the cravings are due to little serotonin production due to long term stress. Hugs work too to increase serotonin production :)

Norman Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 9:06pm

Eva, that Human Givens approach looks very interesting. I am familiar with Maslow (using the hierarchy in training sessions) but reading the list of needs (mostly unmet)and resources (one or two a bit weak) I'm surprised I'm not worse! Food for Thought: thanks for that.

LillyPet Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 7:46am

Morning Eva, I'm so glad you saw my message re supplements, I hope they help. :)
What is the idea behing the human givens technique? Sounds really interesting, I havent heard of it.
Also do you know anything about 5htp and tryptophan? I ordered a mood supplement containg those combined with cammomile but they cant be taken with my prescription (Venlaflaxine). Gp confirmed that. Will try more hugs though! :)
Sorry to hear you havent been well Eva, Thanks for your post today and will keep you in my thoughts.
Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their support yesterday. Sending healing hugs to all! LP xxx

Dolphin Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 9:24am

Eva - a blog on human givens please!!

Mary Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 9:51am

I echo LillyPet and Dolphin here. Yes - please write us a blog. I also wanted to say to anyone who feels that they can't write eloquently or feels intimidated by what they perceive as "good" writing from the regular bloggers - please - we all started somewhere! What speaks to people is words from the heart. You don't need to be eloquent or have a literary vocabulary - and if you make the odd grammatical mistake, well, Caroline is a great editor (insert smiley face here). Just take your courage in both hands and put fingers to keyboard. It's amazingly therapeutic as well. I can't tell you how much writing my regular weekly spot for Moodscope has helped me through my most recent black period. It has kept me connected and the love and support I have received back has been such a comfort and a strength. Please - if you even have half an idea - then write! I look forward to reading your words, and so too will the rest of the Moodscope folk.

Rebecca Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 7:52pm

Yes and I think anybody who comments on any body else's grammar or spelling should be banned. Encouragement only allowed.x

Eva Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 11:12am

Ok, once I am better I will do so.

Mr A non Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 11:56am

Morning All, I have just looked on Wikipedia for The Human Givens, it is very interesting especially the external links at the end, It's very in-depth,far too much to read in just a few minutes so i shall be going back to it later.I am currently writing a blog ,although mine will probably take another coupla weeks to complete. Reason One my typing speed is approx 8-9 words a minute and Reason Two It has to be thought out and planned,i can't just write spontaneously.Although i have'nt met any moodscope bloggers or members, i still have a picture in my mind of what we all look like, based on what is written, and how it is written.I have waffled on a bit here Bye all gotta go.

Lex Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 2:41pm

Hi Mr A non... many of us used to have pictures by our blog posts. Perhaps this will be restored. Until then, imagination is the key! Lex

Maria Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 3:17pm

Thanks Eva for your informative tips. Sending healing thoughts and virtual hugs to all :)

Dave Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 3:56pm

I am going to submit one in near future and give it a shot

The Gardener Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 8:08pm

Caroline and the others - you should not let me loose on writing - open invitation to fill your in-box. My writing heroes are Alan Coren and Patrick Campbell - they'd take the most obscure item of news and in 800 words make you lol all the way. Coren's one on Leonardo da Vinci giving the Mona Lisa a diamond necklace which in the rain went black, it was coal. The punch line can still crease me up. Da Vinci 'that's not much of a smile'. Mona Lisa 'it was not much of a necklace' I have to think 'oustide the box', Mr TG is home, and mentally much worse. I've said this before, music and where you were when you heard it. Kids yelling 'Lily the Pink' aquaplaning up the Aosta valley. Kathleen Ferrier 'Blow the wind Southerly' driving quietly across Brittany under December sunshine (not unlike today). When navigating in rural France Bonnie Tyler 'I was lost in France'. And, something incredible. I wrote (Frankie noted) that for the first time in my life I had told long-standing friends to 's*d-off'. Wife (years of depression) phoned today. In my 'farewell' message I had said that I hoped her husband would come to his senses and meet his darling grand-daughters. Only days after my telling them to f*** off, he had met his grand-daughters for the first time. Now what caused that? I have been called a witch in my time, but perhaps as we are near to Christmas I have turned into a good fairy. and about time too, I think many of my acquaintances would say.

The Gardener Fri, Dec 4th 2015 @ 8:11pm

Rebecca, agree with you entirely. Get it down, never mind the grammar and spelling. Having had people falling over with laughter at my awful faux pas (in several languages) all I can say is, get in there and communicate. Italian is best, you can throw your arms about as well.

Mary Sat, Dec 5th 2015 @ 2:49pm

Ah - this comes late - but to Dave, Eva, Rebecca Mr A Non - so looking forward to what you write. And TG - I completely see you as a good fairy - but one drawn by Arthur Rackham on a day he was influenced by Aubrey Beardsley! I hope you view that as a compliment - it was certainly meant as one!

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