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    A place for our whole Gambling Help Online community to connect. Includes special forum events, monthly rundowns and a place to chat with forum friends.
    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:53 pm

    I'm heading to bed for the evening, good night and thanks for joining matty & @gypsygemin9, might see you next week and otherwise see you around the forum!

    have a great week :)
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    Mona58
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:34 pm

    good evening!

    I can't believe I missed chatty Tuesday again : I logged in late then got distracted by a late visitor...

    I brought myself an over locker for Christmas. Once I get some other stuff out of the way I intend to visit a shop I have not set foot in for many many years! A material shop! I used to sew a lot ... so this is something that will fill in some more time.

    -Volunteering is also a way to be "social". And it also makes you feel more grateful. With these devastating fires I'm sure there is no lack of things you can volunteer for and escape to.

    It is up to us how we think our lives. Its' not always easy. I still have days where I'd be mopping and I know there'll be more to come ! It helps a lot to go see someone' counsellor, psychologist' or doctor, outside of those close to you to have a good whinge or cry or just to talk.

    Mona (2 years 3 months GF)
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:45 pm

    haha Mona, sorry to see that you missed us! Sounds like you had a nice evening with a visitor though.

    What a fabuous gift for yourself, and something to look forward to! I would love to learn to sew. Do you have some items in mind?

    Great advise there too. And depending on where people are located that's true, even one off volunteer sessions are great.

    Maybe we'll catch eachother next Tuesday Mona! haha
    I do wonder if it would also be beneficial to introduce a second time slot, like a weekend morning perhaps. Feedback welcome!
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    Mona58
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:42 pm

    Matty you have started to think about NOT gambling.

    We need to be aware of what we are doing . For example ... when we get up in the morning we habitually put the kettle on "without" thinking, When we have money we go and gamble withou thinking.... So we have to stop think and be aware by telling ourselves we don't want to gamble.

    It takes a lot of effort to distract the thoughts and fight through each urge. Having strategies in place to limit access to money is one way to be aware. Finding things to keep our mind busy is another.

    All the best on your journey.
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:05 pm

    Looking forward to tonight's catch up, whoever is around :) Will be online from 6pm AEDT (so 2 hours from now) until about 9pm.

    Everyone's welcome, join us any time. Simply say hey,
    1 - Tell us about your week, and
    2 - Perhaps bring a question or topic you'd like to chat about
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    Tagging in our new members this week in case you'd like to join us - @Sodapop @Drawingdead @AD86 @Gerard J @Raandit @Tman @High n Roll
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    Mona58
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:22 pm

    Hello!
    This weather is exhausting. Its strange trying to make sense of this global warming/ climate change. What do others think of it?

    I just had a sort of lazy day (a la la la no rush) doing some gardening and reading Shakespeare' and trying to get some knitting finished for my mother (never again!) so I can start playing with my new over locker.

    Mona
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    BrisbaneLad
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:32 pm

    I hear you Mona. The weather up here in Brisbane is so nasty right now. Not the damage in the southern states, but the humidity and heat this week is rather crap!

    Today was a first test for me for my depression. Wave smashed me this morning, my normal go to would be to my safe space (casino), but left work early, yea I've probably had a few too many, but I figure its healthier than what I would have normally did, well cheaper anyway...
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    BrittV (facilitator)
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:43 pm

    Heya mona & BrisbaneLad!

    I hear you both for sure.. Mona I'm pretty sure you're in Melbourne right? Me too, and it's been hugely variant. But I think it's been like that everywhere.. Honestly I find global warming terrifying. But the good thing I'm really appreciating is the community voice that seems to be rising up more and more here in Aus, across generations and groups. Lots of people coming together to support each other and wanting change is really beautiful to see. What do you guys think?

    Mona you always sound like you live a liovely peaceful life! Sounds liek a beautiful day. Shakespeare.. good on you! And I saw the great articles you shared around the forum recently too. That jail one was a real tear jerker... thank you for sharing

    BrisbaneLad I'm sorry to hear about your morning. Not heading the casino is a huge thing, impressed! Can't remember if I've directed you there before but have you seen the big event we had last year on the relationship between alcohol & gambling? You might find it interesting. I'm glad you've chosen to spend some of your night with us instead! You've mentioned it a few times, are you interested in making change with your drinking at the moment?
    How many days are you at today!?
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    Mona58
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:47 pm

    Sorry to hear that. You are doing well and going through some really tough emotions! Its kinda hard with depression also. I hope you have help for it and are able to stay strong and above water! Keep your mind on the positive. ... be kind to yourself. I know its hard sometimes you just want to stomp and scream! One time ,( a long long time ago ) I brought a box of old plates from the op shop and did the Greek thing! smashing plates! Not that I'm Greek! But I tell you What ... by the time I got to the last plate I was laughing!
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    BrisbaneLad
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    Re: Chatty Tuesday - Join us Tuesdays!

    Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:51 pm

    Thanks @BrittV (facilitator) , Day 25 today :) Im happy with that. just feeling super down tonight, and I know it will get better tomorrow.

    I just took a quick scan of that link - thanks so much for telling me about this. Not going to lie, its a bit heavy for tonight given I have had a few too many, but I am putting it on the reading list like the abc articles Mona sent me yesterday.

    Just is what it is right now. Yes I shouldn't drink to excess, and always knew there was a link - that's why they give you the card for free drinks right :) but yea..
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