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Memory Hack Review

by Cynthia Richards (2019-07-28)

We are talking cold/flu/stomach ache sick. Yes, everybody Memory Hack needs to stay at home some days, but sometimes you need to just get up and get moving and all of a sudden you forget that you were sick in the first place. I sat in a meeting this week where we were talking about a young woman who had depression. We were trying to figure out what we, as people who knew and cared about her, along with this client were going to do to help her feel like she could get some traction in her world. As I sat there, I noticed one of the people in the room sitting a bit back from the table, arms folded with a look on her face like someone had shoved a piece of rotting meat under her nose. I asked her what her opinion of the matter was. She said, "You all realize what you are doing right? You are sitting here talking about her like 'Oh, the poor baby. What are we going to do because she is so helpless?' You guys are doing nothing more than encouraging her to sit in her room and cry about it. Get over it! Get out of your room, stop sulking and you will be fine". She then stood up and walked out of the room. I had to use all of my good counselling skills not to pick up a something large and blunt and throw it at her as she left. What this woman didn't understand is that sometimes depression is the way that we look at things and we need help understanding how our thinking is affecting us.