At a late stage of life I found myself anxious, sad, confused about life and alone, even though I had family and friends, they have their lives and I had to work things out for myself. Life has always been exciting and full on for me and now I was lost. The trigger for this aloneness was the sad ending of my second marriage - my first, lasting 17 years and the second 7 years. I desperately wanted to "Find Myself" the "True Me". At my lowest point I sought the help of a psychiatrist who prescribed anti depressants provided I learnt how to meditate. I found "Inner Peace", a meditation company, and within a short time was on the track to self-discovery. During this time I got myself off the pills. Medication is fine when absolutely necessary but meditation was the key for me. Meditation and exercise such as yoga, deep breathing, walking, general fitness and eating healthy unprocessed foods.
Anyway, Michael from Inner Peace encouraged me to follow my passion, which was music, and to manage my anxiety with strategies that work for me.