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DanielMark
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Less stress is my ongoing goal
      #177762 - 03/01/06 05:52 AM

One thing I find important in living with HIV is trying to keep stressors to a minimum. One of the largest sources of stress to me comes when I am in conflict with other people's ideas, methods, beliefs, or behaviour. Sometimes, when I am in conflict with my own past conceptions - often taught to me by family or society.

from my DONíT SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF page-a-day calendar:

Wednesday March 1

Many people think itís weak to walk away. I disagree. Anyone can fight, argue, bicker or battle. Thatís easy, and most people do it. It takes a strong, and I believe, wise person to be willing to walk away. - Richard Carlson

Less stress is my ongoing goal. My health demands it.

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AustinGuy
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Re: Less stress is my ongoing goal new
      #177877 - 03/01/06 09:23 PM

I can't agree with that more. In fact - if I had to say one positive thing (no pun) I'd say that my diagnosis was one giant wake up call to stop worrying about stupid things.

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DavidSolomon
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      #177888 - 03/01/06 10:16 PM

Great post, great attitude. You have it going on.

david.

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DanielMark
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      #178123 - 03/03/06 07:30 AM

Thanks guys,

Wish I could say I meet that goal daily, but some days it's harder to achieve than others, of course. Still I think the will to at least try is the most important part.

Posting in message forums is kind of a 2-sided coin. On the one side, I hoped by coming here to be able to find mutual support and encouragement while living with HIV. On the other side, when I see some members flaming other members, or the final goodbye suicide note that I read the other day, I wonder if I really belong here. Maybe those things shouldnít bother me, but they do. If only because I care about people. When I see people being nasty, or just throwing it all away then mostly what I feel is anger and pity.

Not blaming anyone for how Iím feeling, just making an observation. Guess I just hoped that most of us are trying our best to live healthy productive lives, despite having this freakin' virus.

Daniel

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