Working on Us, Week 8

On her blog, Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess has introduced a set of prompts that touches on mental illness. Each week she offers up 2 prompts for bloggers to use in a nonfiction, fiction, or poetry piece. You can respond to either prompt, or both. For more information, click here. This week, I am responding to... Continue Reading →

Public Transportation Anxiety

Part of what happens when I'm anxious about going somewhere is that I obsess about things that could go wrong. I can't rid my mind of these thoughts. What if it's crowded? What if there's a delay? So I've learned to be prepared for the outing. My husband drives me everywhere because I can't drive, so... Continue Reading →

Pitch Black Restroom

My husband and I went to write at a coffee shop one afternoon. The place we went to wasn't part of a chain and it was new to us. I was thrilled to see Thai Iced Coffee on the menu, because I've only ever seen it on Thai restaurant menus. Of course I ordered it.... Continue Reading →

Massage Creepiness

Massage is wonderful for depression because you release serotonin. If you're depressed, your serotonin level may be deficient. It also helps reduce the tightness in your muscles, but you already know that! I used to get a massage every 4 weeks at the salon where I go regularly. Then my massage therapist took another job,... Continue Reading →

Rushing Around

I absolutely hate rushing around. For one thing, I hate to be late to -- you name it -- dinner, movies, appointments, everything. I get pretty anxious when it's close to the time to leave for any of these places. And I'm a clock watcher. I'm afraid to leave the house by myself, so my... Continue Reading →


One Tail at a Time (OTAT) is a non-profit organization that rescues dogs. I recently discovered that each year, beginning 4 years ago, they organize a sit-in for animals who need help. The cool thing about it is that you can participate remotely!!! YAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!! This means the world to me because I always want to help... Continue Reading →

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