Medication Monday: Vraylar

It is Monday once again, which means it is time for another installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers readers a brief, informative introduction to various mental health medications. This series is not meant as a substitute for medical advice, however. Finding the right mental health medication should be done by a medical professional, […]

Anxiety, Depression, and a Day of “Rest”

Sundays are supposed to be days to rest. Days to recover. Yet if you are in the midst of battling a depressive or anxious episode, Sundays, or any day for that matter, can be anything but restful. Anxiety often makes sleep a struggle for me. Finding it in the midst of the lies and the […]

Another Story of 25

This post feels a little weird to write because it is the blogging equivalent of standing on the shoulder of giants. And the inspiration for this post is a giant to me. Her name is Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess), and if you don’t know her work, you should because it is amazing. Jenny talks […]

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 […]

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 […]