350 Million People Have It, Don’t Be One Of Them! Friday Roundup News

Thank God It’s Friday, For Real!

TGIFWho else is happy it is Friday? I love every day of the week but this Friday will get the reward for waking me up with the biggest smile on my face!

No, there was no early morning action going on in my bedroom, well other than me kicking off the blanket and screaming in ecstasy, “Yes, it’s Friday!!!”

I love my job and look forward to going in to work every day. The team that I have the awesome responsibility to lead has come together so well and every member is focussed on the goals and targets that we have to meet. Just before leaving last night, I thought to myself that we finally have a really good group of happy people doing great work for a wonderful cause.

Happy, Happy, Happy!

Lots of praises in that paragraph, would you agree? Well, here is why it is laid on so thickly – my personal philosophy is this: focus on what you want and that is what you will experience. I want happiness in my life and so my tendency is to be on the look out for every reason to be happy. I have no wish to renew my membership to the 350 million member club – of depressed people in this world.

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Rounding up the pieces into bales of happiness

On Fridays we have one post and this is it – a roundup of the posts of the week (Saturday – Friday) that received the highest number of readers and shares, the ones that started or extended the conversation on issues that affect women around the world and those who love them. As I checked the stats for the week, three posts ruled the chart and my thought was what is it about these posts other than them having the most ‘hits?”

Happiness. At the core of every one is a story of happiness. Starting in reverse order:

#3.  “Discover The Joys Of Being A Single Woman” – Reading the title you might think the idea is to encourage women not to marry or get into a relationship. You would be wrong. The real intent is to suggest to women who so happen to be single that there is happiness in that as well. Society tend to put pressure on women, not as much on men, to get married and have babies before their biological clocks give up the ghosts. Well, we disagree and instead shared the perspective that whatever your marital status you have a right, a need and an obligation to find your happy in it. Check out the post and share your opinion in the comments section below it. We really would not be angry if you shared the post as well with your friends. [tweetthis]Discover The Joys OF Being A Single Woman – great post, check it out![/tweetthis]

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#2. “Saturday Musings: Are You A Bare Butt Woman And Makeup Taxpayer?” – Here is another misleading headline that might have had some thinking we were promoting nudity.  At the heart of it, though, is the suggestion that if wearing makeup and strutting your unclad tush makes you happy, then go for it, girl! Never one to judge or condemn, it really is nobody’s business if you like to go commando fully made up! The converse is also true – if make up and bare ‘buttedness’  is not your thing, then do your thing in your big girl panties, thongs or whatever style you prefer! [tweetthis]Are you a commando style girl or you wear the big ones? Read this great blog on bare butt gals![/tweetthis]

#1.  “You Too Can Be Happy In 3 Steps” – This is the most read post and it got straight to the point on happiness and what is affecting 350 Million people today – depression:

“For most of my life, happy is not a word you would use to describe me. Had you met me back then and saw me smiling and thought I was happy then you would be have been conned into thinking that Claudette was a happy person. Closed doors, showers and my partner knew the true story.” [tweetthis]Don’t join the 350 million club – be an outsider and be happy! Check out this post![/tweetthis]

The 350 Million Club That You Don’t Want In On

So where did I get this number from – 350 million depressed people in the world? Here,

The World Health Organization estimates that 350 million people worldwide are currently living with depression. Unfortunately, we haven’t made much progress in lowering that number, even though there are literally entire scientific journals devoted to the subject. Preliminary studies have now shown that social support and friendships may be a major factor in lifting you out of a diagnosed funk. Thanks to a detailed study, we have some of the first empirical evidence that happiness is contagious, and that those who befriend depressed people are not in danger of becoming depressed themselves. (Read more…)

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The only person who can make you truly happy is You!

Happiness is not about a destination as so many sages, gurus, prophets, etc have told you over your lifetime. Take it from me – an ordinary, simple living woman doing the daily grind – happiness really comes from within, from a decision that this @#$% is not going to get me down. Your life choices can put you in a funk, pull you down and knock you sideways but a decision to let whatever crap happens pass, as it will and must, will lift you up again, stand you on your feet and hold your hands as you take your first step back on the path.

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What is the path? To be the best version of You!

I am always happy when our posts resonate with you our dear readers. These and many others really did, so thank you very much for your vote of encouragement to keep going as this blog grows. Do connect with us by subscribing. As well, if you are mother, spouse, career woman and community volunteer – or all combined – please consider joining my FREE Webinar designed for women like yourself. In 60-minutes on August 30, we will cover some basic information on how to develop “A Practical Spirituality For The Busy Woman.” Check it out here and sign up as there is limited space.

Have an awesome Friday and catch you tomorrow!

Namaste

 

 

 

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34 thoughts on “350 Million People Have It, Don’t Be One Of Them! Friday Roundup News

  1. […] a frightening statistic with you – the numbers of people in the world who are suffering from depression – 350,000,000 people worldwide. As I sat, alone, doing what comes naturally to me which is writing and improving the experience […]

  2. I’m so shocked at the number of depressed people! I never would have thought it was so elevated.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, it is an extremely high number. 🙁

  3. I agree with you that if we focus on what we want that we will get it. It’s like choosing to be happy, so you will find the joy in everything.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Amen to that! This is a truth that took me years to learn but now that I am well on the path of that lesson, I practice it every day and look only for what I want and choose happiness.

  4. This is very smart roundup, I never thought that the stats for people suffering from depression is quite high.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you! Yes, the number is quite eyeopening. 🙂

  5. Depression is something I have dealt with off and on. I do believe positive thinking is the way to go because positive thoughts which brings positive energy. Life is what you make it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Ms Claudette

      You are most welcome and thank you for sharing as well! 🙂

  6. I think the reason that number is so high is because depression goes undiagnosed a lot.

  7. I didn’t know that the stats for people suffering from depression is quite high. I love all the articles this week and I’m looking forward to more great articles for the coming week.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, it was a shocker to read but given how things are going in our world, it is not unbelievable. Thank you for your word of encouragement and I do hope we will satisfy again next week. 🙂

  8. Unfortunate that there are so many people suffering from depression. I know what that feels like now and again, but not for an extended amount of time. It should be noted that sometimes, friends and family literally do everything in their power to help those who suffer…and things still end badly. I have experienced that, as well. It’s important to stay on the lookout and support those you know who struggle with this.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Absolutely, in the end it is the person’s decision “to end it” despite any support that friends and family offer – and this might not be popular – but we have to respect and accept that. As someone who came close a few times to making that choice and having it a final decision, in the moment, nothing anyone said to me moved me until I was ready to heal the wounds that led me to that point. Namaste dear one and thank you for the support you offer to our brothers and sisters.

  9. VICTORIA

    Well, if im not mistaken one famous comedian actor died recently from depression. It can hit any of us and i guess our friends and family plays a great role to overcome this.

    1. Ms Claudette

      No, you are not mistaken. Robin Williams committed suicide last year ending a private and long bout with depression. Just goes to show that they one who makes us laugh is sometimes the one who is the unhappiest. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

  10. Elizabeth O.

    I enjoyed reading those articles throughout the week, thanks for the awesome posts! Once again, spot on on the happiness is a choice statement.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you Elizabeth, thank you very much! 🙂

  11. Wow. That number is just staggering. I can’t believe there are that many depressed people in the world. I hope we can start making some progress. I think you’re doing your part right here with your blog, and I hope I am too 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      All of us have a role and yes, you are most certainly doing your part. If each of us could reach one, I think we will be well on our way! Namaste 🙂

  12. That is a great roundup. Unbelievable number of unhappy people.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Yes, it is a shocking isn’t it? Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  13. I had no idea that so many people had depression. I think today’s world is a breeding ground for depression.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I hear you about how chocking it is that so many people suffer from depression but really not surprising gien the stressors in life and people not knowing how to manage. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  14. Great to hear that you love your job, and that your team works together so well. Enjoy your weekend Claudette.

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you very much Sicorra and the same to you! 🙂

  15. dltolley

    Living with four depression sufferers in our family. A lot of respect here . . .

    1. Ms Claudette

      And lot of respect to you for being supportive Diane! 🙂

  16. I suffer from depression too so I feel for you. Some days it is hard to get going.

    1. Ms Claudette

      I no longer “suffer” from depression. Yes, there have been moments where my balance was threatened but I learned great skills to not fall back into chronic depression or anything close. I hope you have the supports you need to help you through my dear. Namaste 🙂

  17. A very encouraging round up post — it’s neat to see what people are reading and interested in 🙂

    1. Ms Claudette

      Thank you so much! 🙂

  18. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    What a shame that so many people are living and suffering from depression. This day in age, we should be able to help more people,

    1. Ms Claudette

      Let’s commit to helping one person at a time? Are you in? 🙂

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