A Reminder This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be hard for a lot of people. It used to be hard for me because I feared I was unlovable. Yet that is just the lies mental illness likes to whisper. Don’t listen to them. Don’t listen to them no matter where you are in life or how your romantic prospects look. […]

A Marriage Story

Yesterday, I talked about how I would stick with zombies when I needed a pick me up. This comment, in part, was a response to a discussion with my therapist about A Marriage Story, the Netflix original film highlighting what happens after a marriage falls apart. You see, I had set out to watch all of […]

I’ll Stick With Zombies, Thanks

During my therapy session yesterday, my therapist and I were talking about how I can at least do something positive when in the midst of a depressive episode, even if it is just watching something I enjoy on Netflix because I don’t have the energy for anything else. She suggested that I could watch uplifting […]

Missing Motivation

One of the things I worked on in my last therapy appointment, and have had a hard time with throughout my battle with depression and anxiety, is motivation. Especially when I am in the midst of a major depressive episode, motivation seems to be missing in action. And I mean any motivation. Motivation to shower. […]

Medication Monday: Klonopin

It is once again time for another installment of Medication Monday, the weekly series that offers a brief introduction to various mental health medications. This week we are talking about Klonopin (Clonazepam). Klonopin belongs to a class of medications known as benzodiazepines. It is used to treat seizure disorders, but because it acts by calming […]

The Monster in the Closet

I am semi-organized. And that description of myself is semi-accurate. Yes, I can find the things I use regularly, the clothing I wear often. I almost never misplace my keys or my wallet. Yet underneath the piles of things that I use often is a different kind of darkness, a monster in my closet that […]

Living in a Snowglobe

It is snowing here today. Big flakes are floating gently passed the window as I write this, giving the neighborhood the semblance of a snowglobe. And as I watch the flakes fall, I can’t help but think that is an apt analogy for what is going on in my head. Because snowglobes only take on […]