Hibernating is an addiction in a sense. And as with all other addictions it has as its function an escape or avoidance of life. Your advice and suggestions are sound and therapeutic. I have also found that forcing myself to go outdoors has an immediate positive effect upon my mood. I wonder sometimes why I don't do it more. I could have gone out today to purchase a nice book to read, but haven't set foot outside, and probably won't for the rest of the day. I'll check out that song Luke.

Nice to hear from you again,

I see recovery as a lifelong journey rather than a final destination, a journey, though, which can have many successes along the way.

WoR Alumnus - Hope Springs, OH, October 2009

My avatar is the farmhouse at the Hope Spring, OH WoR. It's a nice place.