Wow, I am so immensely overwhelmed by the response to this thread. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and for your kind words. I hope these ideas have helped some of you to at least receive a little bit of hope! Since writing this, I have scoured around and found some affirmations that can be incorporated into these methods that I think may help some of you as they have helped me. I will list them here.
Every cell in my body is in perfect health
Every Cell in my body vibrates with energy and health
Loving myself heals my life. I nourish my mind, body and soul
The more grateful I am, the more reasons I find to be grateful
I have a wonderful partner and we are both happy and at peace
I attract only healthy relationships
Weight Loss, Self Esteem and Self Image
I am the perfect weight for me
I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself
I choose to exercise regularly
When I believe in myself, so do others
I am my own unique self - special, creative and wonderful
Happiness and Enjoyment of Life
My life is a joy filled with love, fun and friendship all I need do is stop all criticism, forgive, relax and be open.
I choose love, joy and freedom, open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow into my life.
Every day, and in every way, things are getting better and better
Loneliness and Depression
I feel the love of those who are not physically around me.
I take pleasure in my own solitude.
I am too big a gift to this world to feel self-pity and sadness.
I love and approve of myself.
I am a unique child of this world
I have every bit as much brightness to offer the world as the next person
I matter and what I have to offer this world also matters
I may be one of 7 billion but I am also one in 7 billion!
I may not understand the good in this situation yet but it is there
I can muster up a little more hope and courage from deep inside me
I choose to find hopeful and optimistic ways to look at this
I refuse to give up because I havenít tried all possible ways
I focus on breathing and grounding myself.
Following my intuition and my heart keeps me safe and sound.
I am drawing from my inner strength and inner light.
I trust myself
The anger does not reflect who I am
I let go of my anger so I can see clearly
I accept responsibility if my anger has hurt anyone
I replace my anger with understanding and compassion
I offer a sincere apology to those affected by my anger
I know that peaceful sleep awaits me in dreamland
I let go of all the lies I tell myself
I let go of my thoughts until the morning
I embrace the peace and quiet of the night
I sleep soundly and deeply and beautifully into this night