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February Self-Esteem Forum

posted by Beyond Blue

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A few weeks ago, Group Beyond Blue on Beliefnet’s Community held a “Self-Esteem Forum,” which means this: At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, we all logged on to the discussion thread called “Self-Esteem Forum.” There, we were assigned one person for whom to write an affirmation letter. We had 21 people involved. So, ideally, 21 people got affirmation letters to start their self-esteem files.
Apologies to those persons who didn’t get a letter (Larry and I are working on a policy that will insurance that everyone gets letters).
So I’d like to try it again in February, and maybe if it’s as successful as January’s, to hold one every month–the first Saturday of the month.
I asked Beyond Blue reader Larry Parker if he might want to act as the Self-Esteem Forum’s moderator because I’m a tad overwhelmed with stuff as of late, and (THIS IS PROGRESS!!!!) I know that I need to start delegating some of my responsibilities. Plus, I know that Larry did such a great job with the Bipolar Support group that he was monitoring before his move, and I thought maybe this role might fill that void.
I WILL STILL BE A PART OF THIS. I just needed some help with all of the coordinating of letters and following up, which Larry is good at!
So …. let me hear from you.
You want to try it again? The first Saturday of February is February 2nd, three days away. It would be at 10 a.m, EST. And for those of you who can’t make it at that time, simply leave a message with Larry on his homepage (click here), or leave a message in the combox of this post, saying that you can’t make it, but would like to be included in the chain of letters.
Larry is going to make an announcement in the community, and set up another thread of discussion named “Self-Esteem Forum 2.”
He has generously agreed to answer any questions regarding the process. You can e-mail him by visiting his Beliefnet Community page profile at Doxieman122.



  • victoria krafcsik

    that great idea, i been dealing with depression for 4 yrs take med’s for it from my diabetiec doctor.and they do help i’m also christian and go to church i do have the lord in my life and that helps a great deal ,but still you can have depression to.i loss my mother to gist cancer a yr ago i was her caretaker,i had a griving couniler for free
    for a yr someone to talk to .i have my friends and chruch family to talk to.believe you me i have people to talk to, but i know what it like to have depression.
    but least with the lord you have him and your friends to lean on.

  • Margaret Balyeat

    There, I personally cherish the connection I made with my January partners and have actually exchanged more than one email with each of them, so yes, I’m up for it. Don’t know if I can be there at 10:00 Sat morning, but i’ll try. Would like to be included regardless. I’m actually not sure I CAN sign in since I had problems getting registered and have no community page, but I’ll give it another go if I can get to my commuter at the appointed time. BB has swollen my SEF to the point where I’ve had to switch to an ol-fashioned accordian file! That’s NOT a complaint; no one forces me to print the things others say in response to my comments.

  • Margaret Balyeat

    I posted a big Yes, but it’s not showing!

  • Larry Parker

    As Therese said, I will be here to answer any questions and send out a bunch of reminders (on both the BB group and via e-mail).
    If you are NOT on my friends list at Doxieman122 on the social networking side, please sign up so you can get e-mail from me. I will likely write you back (if your BB membership and/or interest in depression support is not already on your profile) just to confirm, and then I’ll put you on my list and you’ll be all set.

  • JODEE

    I THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA. I KNOW I COULD USE SOME POINTERS ON SELF-ESTEEM.I SIGNED UP FOR THIS AND I WILL BE THERE.THANKS FOR SEEING WHAT WE NEED AND THEN GIVING YOUR TIME AND EFFORT TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. THERE ARE SOME GREAT PEOPLE HERE!

  • Larry Parker

    There seems to be a problem with the invitation software — I know everyone **received** the invite, but in getting the **RSVPs** back.
    No matter — either you’ll sign up at 10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central/Beliefnet time) Saturday, or you’ll sign up later over the weekend and into next week to get the second round of assignments.
    See you then!

  • TallWillow/Sue

    Hi, Larry! I won’t be able to be there Saturday, but I do want to participate. If I can actually get some time later on, I’ll try to get on your “friends” list, which I’d consider a priveledge anyway. You’re nearly as important to this community as Therese. :-)
    I very seldom post (my small ration of energy gets consumed by real life) but read faithfully, and I feel I benefit by almost everyone’s input.
    Sue/TallWillow

  • Margaret Balyeat

    Larry,
    As painful as it is to admit, I wasn’t able to set up a BB homepageno matter how hard I tried.(techno-challenged, I guess. Otherwise I’d have signed up to be your friend long ago! Therese, you have my permission to send Larry my email address as you did to my January SEF Foeum “assignment”

  • Margaret Balyeat

    Hey, Larry, Therese emailed me the link for the help people at beyond blue Group, and they sentme back a message this morning; I DO have an account, but no page set up (i’m going to try and do that later today. My username(margaret was already taken, so mt ID is different (It’s Teach) still not sure if I can be there tomorrow at 10:00; plan to try, but will appreciate you handling it as t did last month if I’m unable to join the morning discussion.

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    Is this gonna end someday??

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    Recently, my husband started with the potential problem and our relations are deadlocked.
    After all, I love sex … I encouraged him to go to the doctor, and he is afraid.
    Maybe someone who will help us, tell of impotence pills and where to buy them anonymously. In advance thank you to all who help!
    Sorry if in the wrong section leave a message!

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