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 […]

My Mental Health Year In Review

Today is the first of three year-in-reviews that I’m going to be doing. Today’s post reflects on my mental health journey over the last year. Monday’s post will be a look back at the Medication Monday series. Finally, Tuesday will be a year-in-review of the blog as a whole.  So how was my mental health […]

Medication Mondays: Ativan

We have time for one last Medication Monday before Christmas. But regardless of where you are with your Christmas prep, there is no need to be anxious because this week we are talking about the anti-anxiety medication Ativan (Lorazepam).  Ativan is a medication belonging to the class of medications known as benzodiazepines. It acts by […]

Crowd or Cold?

We’ve had a couple of significant cold snaps here in the Chicagoland area. In fact, we are coming out of one right now. In light of this fact, the CTA, which operates the city’s public transit system, has heat lamps at many of their outdoor ”L” stops (for those not familiar with Chicago, the ”L” […]

Pets: Pawful Little Pals

I cannot say enough for the power of pets. They don’t judge you. They don’t expect you to be anything more than a warm lap and a filler of bowls, and even in the darkness, you can manage that. Especially in the darkness.  Because when you are struggling sometimes all it takes is a snuggle […]

To-do List Troubles

It is finally the weekend. The time that I look forward to so that I can recharge my anxious batteries. Of course, weekends are a time for to-do lists as well. More obligations for me to spin myself into an anxious frenzy over, especially if I am low on energy (i.e. low on spoons). Most […]