And MAN was he difficult to be around. He became SOOO crabby when he was sick, his kids didn't even want to be around him. It was difficult to care for him when he was so crabby and acting like such an ingrateful jerk sometimes that I wanted to take those supplements I was buying for him, and throw them in his face. Thank GOD he is back to his cheerful self these days.
When I was a kid, my mother told me that anger is very dangerous for your health. I believe that. So I wanted to write this post about Anger, and how to deal with it.
This funny picture above is from an article I found on this page, which I would highly recommend reading. I think this also explains why eating meat tends to make people unhealthy!
You can read another good article about Anger and The Liver, here:
Do you have an Angry Liver? By Irene Ross.
The original article can be found HERE
Most of us don't even think about our livers until we're in pain, but it's so important we can only live a day or two if it shuts down.
Healing the Shame that Binds You (Recovery Classics)
I know it is not about Anger, but I once heard that Depression is Anger Turned Inward. I believe that!
You can also download a version from Audible.com by clicking HERE. My husband actually listened to this on cassette tapes (and loved it... he just told me again recently).
8/30/16: UPDATE, For anyone who has been affected by physical or sexual abuse. I recommend you check out this book, Landscapes of the Heart, by Gregg Tyler Milligan, whom I just saw on Oprah's website after he did a brave interview about sexual abuse by his own mother. I have spoken with a lot of people who turned to alcohol because they were victims of physical or sexual abuse. It's not your fault. I was a victim, to a degree, myself, and it is part of what caused me to develop self destructive behavior and an eating disorder in my teens and 20s (and I think this is why I have a certain kinship with a lot of alcoholics)! Thankfully, I no longer have an eating disorder, and I'm not going to let my abuser continue to be a negative influence on my life when he's been dead for almost 30 years. The best we can do is heal from our past and vow to become stronger and help others to not suffer that same kind of abuse.
This is the book by Gregg Tyler Milligan. Please check it out if you can.
Landscapes of the Heart - A Survivor's Guide
UPDATE 11/9/17: I also highly recommend THIS PROGRAM from the Midwest center, I just listened to it recently and it's really good! Lucinda Basset also talks about anger issues. I wrote more about it on THIS PAGE.
Attacking Anxiety & Depression Program, A Drug-Free, Self-Help Guide To Curing Anxiety, Depression And Stress