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 […]

Who’s Laughing Now?

I’ve heard a lot of things, both positive and negative, about last year’s, Joker, which is up for a Best Picture Nomination. I’d heard a lot about it because of the way it handles mental illness, specifically the mental illnesses of Arthur Fleck, who goes on to become the sociopathic supervillain, Joker. And this past […]

Mindless and Wordless

Yesterday, I sat staring at my computer, before finally conceding the day to writer’s block. I have plenty I want to write about it coming posts, but the words just wouldn’t come. They wouldn’t come, in part, because I was being the opposite of mindful. I was being mindless. And wordless. Writer’s block is, of […]

In The Shadow of The Darkness

I am fortunate. I am fortunate because I have a support system, and a therapist, and access to medication. It is still far more of a challenge than it should be, with plenty of headaches along the way, but nevertheless, I consider myself lucky and I hope that I can spread some of that luck […]

Collectively Challenging the Lies of Mental Illness

I wanted to briefly build on this week’s discussion of suicide and suicide prevention that took place over on my podcast, A Light in The Darkness. Specifically, I wanted to talk about how we all need to do better at helping those in the darkest moments of their battle, those who are suicidal. And we […]

Mindfully Mindless Entertainment…With A Cat

This morning I was lying in bed, refusing to acknowledge the fact that I had to start my day for as long as possible as I was weighed down by anxiety, depression, and of course my weighted blanket. My cat decided to join me, possibly because she was looking for company, but also possibly because […]

When Tomorrow Invades Tonight

Last night was a night that many with anxiety would probably find familiar. It was a night where the worries of tomorrow invaded the night. Actually, if I am being honest it was a night when tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that and so on invaded the night. Each worry […]