Rainy Day Joys

I woke up today to a cloudy, gray, rainy day. And I loved it. Sure, I didn’t have to go out today so I could enjoy it from inside with a nice cup of coffee, but that isn’t why I loved it. I loved it because I love the rain.   And I know I […]

Mental Health and Money

I am by no means an economist, but in true American fashion, I am now going to proceed to talk about something I have little expertise. That isn’t entirely true. Because this post isn’t about how to manage your money, but about money and mental illness. And while I may not have the most financial […]

Cat Assisted Meditation

So I wanted to share a cute albeit annoying distraction that occurred during one of my recent efforts to improve my meditation practice. I was distracted by a meowing kitty prowling back and forth across my lap before settling down and wondering why meditation doesn’t include petting the cat.  Yet this was, in fact, a […]

Medication Monday: Effexor

It is a new year and time for a new installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers a brief, informative introduction to mental health medications, with the hope of educating and reducing the stigma surrounding the use of mental health medication. As I say every week, this series is not meant as a substitute […]

Family and Mental Health

This past holiday season I had lots of time with family. And while there were times that the noise and festive gatherings were a bit much for my social anxiety, it truly was a blessing. It was a blessing because family are terrific at challenging the lies of mental illness that tell you that you […]

Weighted Winnings and Meditation Misgivings 

Some mixed successes thus far with some of my recent mental health goals. These goals, by the way, go back before New Year’s Day, so they aren’t resolutions, just management tools that I want to be better with.  The first goal is sleep, and here I got an awesome win with a weighted blanket that […]

A New Start

Okay, so the title might be a little corny given that this is the first post of 2020, but it works for me. The New Year brings not only a new calendar on the wall but new challenges for me. Yesterday was my last day at my old job, courtesy of a contract that the […]