I wanted to assure you that I'm still here, still breathing...still alive. I had hoped to spend more time here after getting a new computer, but I have been dealing with some issues and haven't had a lot "to say" about stuff.
I will say this: I have started a personal journal to deal with my issues (depression, anxiety, etc.) and hopefully I will be able to work some things out without going to a shrink. I also wanted to share that I got my bicycle fixed and have started using it (slowly but surely - need to build up those bottom muscles!) AND I am currently accessorizing my self-help therapy with the following:
1. The Te of Piglet (book by Benjamin Hoff), semi-sequel to his "The Tao of Pooh" which I didn't read. I got this book for a quarter at a thrift store, so that's the one I'm reading first.
2. Zencast (free podcast on itunes) which are a series of talks/teachings by Gil Fronsdahl, of whom I am becoming a major fan.
3. Deerpark Monastery Podcast (also free on itunes) which is based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn - another great teacher.
4. Also really loving the few free Alan Watts podcasts available.
So I really hope to be back here soon. I wish you happiness, health and peace of mind.