General health after learning TTATT
Just write a letter saying you do not want to be an elder anymore, how hard can that be?
Well, since I've been missing meetings I haven't been as nauseated!
But seriously, yes, every elder/super-active jdub I know has either very bad health problems (mental and/or physical) or is on medication.
I can honestly say I cannot recall ever meeting a super healthy, happy Jdub elder.
Former elder, it was literally the worst experience I have ever had and I have been through a lot. Only two things have ever made me sob.The loss of my child and being an elder. My health suffered from all the stress, finally I just quit. They tried to get me to stay on but I just kept saying NO. Stress is way down and therefore health is better.
Decades long severe, recurrent clinical depression, PTSD and panic attacks led to a 6-week intensive out-patient hospitalization during which I was put on a regimen of psych meds that led to an emergency hospitalization for toxicty-- over medicated. My last meeting was three months later. Just walked away.
Now nearly 5 years later, depression gone, panic attacks gone. PTSD will never be fully resolved, but it is well managed now with no medication-- not one pill.
I was just accepted into this mindfulness teacher training program:
Meditation works, as does tai chi and qigong-- moving meditation. Maybe that is why JW.Borg forbids all of that!