Navigation Links
From Suicidal to Sunny Side of Life: How One Woman Used Her Clinical Depression to Change the Way We Think About Happiness
Date:12/10/2018

Five years ago, Erica Lester was diagnosed with clinical depression. “I had what looked like a happy life. I was married to a darling man who loved me to pieces. I had two beautiful daughters. I had a great a job working as a project manager for an IT firm. But inside, I was miserable.”

Lester says she spent most days struggling to get out of bed. On the days she was able to leave her house she had fantasies about driving off the edge of the cliff near her rural Idaho home.

“I literally had the keys in my hand, and I knew if I left I wasn’t coming back.”

For Erica Lester, that was the moment that changed everything.

“There was no way I could go on like that. So I had to decide, did I want to live or die?” she said. “I chose to live, and I’ve never looked back.”

“I became obsessed with how to become a happier version of myself. By day, I went to my 9-5. By night, I stayed up all hours researching positive psychology, mindset, habits, and the way we think.”

It wasn’t an instant shift, Erica says, but she’s proud to say that now she is the happiest person she knows.

Erica decided to take everything she did to turn her life around and package it into an easy process her own clients could use to become happier versions of themselves.

“The first step is choosing you. You have to realize that you are meant for so much more than the pain and suffering you’ve experienced in the past, and now is the time you get to choose a different path,” she explained.

“Once you’ve done that, it’s time to create. This is the fun part! You get to find out who you really are, what you really desire, and how you want your life to look. The truth is, unless someone reminds us that we actually have some control over our lives, people tend to forget that they’re in the driver’s seat” (or behind the handlebars of an Indian motorcycle, as in Lester’s case).

“Finally, once you know your worth, the life you actually want for yourself, and you’ve zeroed in on what that looks like, it’s time for commitment. Change isn’t easy, but when you commit fully, that’s when you can move mountains. You must commit to always evolving, to staying true to your choice and taking the necessary action you need to take if you’re serious about saving your own life. Because that’s what you’re doing — you’re intentionally deciding that your life is worth living. Even on the hard days. Even if you have to change literally every aspect of it. And even when you slip back into your old habits. In all those tough moments, you have to be a bulldog for what you want.”

For Erica and the people she coaches in her products and programs, the payoff is huge: a version of yourself that you like and respect, and the life you’ve always dreamed of.

For more information about Lester or her offers, visit her at https://ericajlester.com/.

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/from_suicidal_to_sunny_side_of_life_how_one_woman_used_her_clinical_depression_to_change_the_way_we_think_about_happiness/prweb15976669.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2018 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine news :

1. Catastrophic thoughts about the future linked to suicidal patients
2. Dismisses link between suicidal behaviour and ADHD drugs
3. Happiness Expert Develops Pioneering Online Tools for Sufferers of Major Depression, and Who may be Suicidal
4. FDAnews Announces — Measuring Suicidality in Clinical Trials: What Your Study Design and Trial Development Teams Need to Know Webinar, Nov. 23, 2015
5. Sunny Skies Tied to Suicide Rates
6. Corvirtus Receives “Outstanding Partner in Connected Care“ Award from Sunny Vista Living Center
7. Highly Regarded Sunnyvale Periodontist Hands Off Practice to Esteemed Colleague
8. Sunny Skies and a Big Turnout for 2nd Annual “Bite Back Against Lyme” Event
9. The City of Sunny Isles Beach Urges Residents to be Prepared; Hurricane Season Begins June 1
10. Sunny Isles Beach Skate Park Moves to Miami-Dade County’s Haulover Park with Expanded Hours
11. International Conference on End of Life: Law, Ethics, Policy and Practice 2014
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/16/2019)... ... June 16, 2019 , ... Ted Danson ... on scientific research for the advancement of medical marijuana-based pharmaceuticals in an upcoming ... listings for more information. , With two investigational new drug applications already accepted ...
(Date:6/14/2019)... ... June 14, 2019 , ... This past Saturday, volunteers from ... dedicated support staff hosted the Parma Heights Day of Giving, where members of underserved ... event through local nonprofits that partnered with the Smiles for Everyone Foundation. ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... 13, 2019 , ... Women’s Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology specializes in pelvic pain treatment for ... difficult to diagnosis. Women’s Excellence handles routine and complicated pelvic pain conditions including:, ... , Heavy periods , Adhesions (scar tissue) , Interstitial ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... June 13, 2019 , ... Pure ... partnership with cannabis delivery company, Driven Deliveries, Inc., the only publicly traded cannabis ... 93% of the population of California with overnight cannabis delivery to major thriving ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... June 13, 2019 , ... In two nationally representative ... the United States, the collective impact movement Active Schools aimed to gain ... promoting childhood health and well-being. , The U.S. Department of Health and Human ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/13/2019)... , ... June 13, 2019 , ... ... hospice software has announced the new Smart Scheduling product, part of the HCHB ... HCHB’s Smart Scheduling product uses complex algorithms to create highly efficient routing, mapping ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... June 13, 2019 , ... Online laser therapy education portal, ... the public about non-invasive photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy to relieve pain. LTU will host ... the milestone. , Also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), PBM ...
(Date:6/13/2019)... ... June 13, 2019 , ... Wellopp , a patient ... outcomes, recently announced the launch of its new community referral services team. , ... customized, local network of community resources focused on improving patients’ social determinants of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: