Bringing My Mental Illness into The Workplace

I’ve made a couple references to the fact that I was in the process of seeking a reasonable accommodation under the American’s with Disability Act (ADA) for my depression and anxiety. I’ve refrained from talking too much about it because it was an ongoing process. Fortunately, my employer and I recently reached an agreement for […]

Can I Get Some Clarity. Please?

Today, I had an eye doctor’s appointment to get a new prescription and some new glasses. My current glasses are showing a bit too much damage from 7 years of use, which includes falling asleep on them more often than I care to admit. And as I think about it, I realize that my vision […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

I talk a lot about my subjective experiences with my mental illnesses, but I don’t talk enough about the therapy and treatment I am getting and how that is helping me battle my demons. My therapist focuses on using cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, to treat the negative and harmful thought patterns I have that […]

Weekend Wellness: An Update on Self Care

Today I woke up with just a hint of depression. Not the all encompassing major depressive episodes that leave me stuck in bed because the energy of moving is just too much and it is impossible to feel hopeful about anything, but rather just a twing of depression, a I’d-get-out-of-bed-if-I-could-see-a-point-to-doing-so-but-right-now-I-just-don’t-see-it type of depression. I’ve been […]

The Sound of Silence

I am lucky that I can wear headphones when I’m in my office, so long as there isn’t a client visiting that day. Music and podcasts are essential to helping me get through some of the more mundane parts of my job. Yet sometimes the headphones are simply a barrier between me and the rest […]