I had started another entry for this week, which will probably be published next week, because something else came up that I really wanted to share, and sooner rather than later. On Tuesday afternoon, I had a fairly routine appointment with my doctor. As I’m sure has been fairly obvious to my readers, I’ve been … Continue reading On Meds, or Off?
If you’ve been following my past few posts, it’s been pretty clear that I’ve been struggling. Struggling with keeping on top of my healthy habits, struggling with keeping up with my writing, struggling against the pulls of the constant undertow of depression. Well, I’m over it. I’m tired of struggling, tired of reacting to my … Continue reading Reaching for a Fresh Start
My apologies for the late post this week. On Tuesday night, I ended up with a bad case of reflux that kept me home on Wednesday. It’s finally settling down, but it’s led to a period of reflection. I’ve had one other round with some reflux this year, and both times have aligned with certain … Continue reading Heartburns Past and Present
As I was looking through my past posts, and saw that it’s been a month since my last victories post, I realized it was about time for another one. “But,” doubtful, depression and anxiety-driven mental voice says, “the past month has been so tough, and you haven’t really made any forward movement. In fact, you’ve … Continue reading Celebrating Victories #5
Bonus post! It’s been about a month since my last celebrating victories post, so I wanted to challenge myself to write another one. If you read my other post this week, or even last week’s poem post, you might be able to tell that there’s kind of a lot going on right now, and it … Continue reading Celebrating Victories #4
Everyone needs to have at least one happy place, a place where you can just exhale and not worry about life for awhile. I tend to classify mine as everyday happy places, where I can relax after a hard day, but where it feels like a brief pause, and then the big, super relaxing happy … Continue reading My Happy Place
Today, I'd like to celebrate the fact that I am working on the whole self-value, self-care thing. I also have some visible victories to celebrate, and they aren't so small. Without further ado, this episode's list! I ordered some clothes for myself from ThreadUp! As someone who is always looking for the best deal and … Continue reading Celebrating Victories #2
“We ought to take outdoor walks, to refresh and raise our spirits by deep breathing in the open air.” — Seneca At my first appointment with my therapist, she ended the session by giving me a few basic self-care practices to start working on. I had just started back on my antidepressants, after realizing that … Continue reading Walking Is Medicine