New Year, New Format

Happy New Year! I always look forward to the new year because it means new beginnings. One of these beginnings is that I'm changing my blog format. Because I'd like to be more involved with the mental health community on WordPress and in general, I'm going to post questions at the end of blog posts... Continue Reading →

Yoga & My Anxiety

A few years back, I went to an intro yoga class that was held once a week for 4 weeks. Because of my anxiety, I couldn't believe that I actually went to all of the classes! But when it came to going to an actual, non-intro class, I went to maybe 3. At first, it... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving 2017 & Gratitude

Normally I write my posts ahead of time, and today would have been the next installment of my Throwback Thursday posts that describe a depressive episode I went through this time last year, along with the ECT treatments I underwent for it. But today I decided to write spontaneously and post it immediately after. So... Continue Reading →

Self-Care: Hockey

One of the things I used to do for self-care was play hockey. I had to stop playing in 2007 because of a knee injury -- doctor's orders. It wasn't totally serious, but it was bad. I was a goaltender, and it was actually the second injury in the same location. The first time occurred... Continue Reading →

Self-Care: Meditation

This past March, I decided to discontinue the ECT treatments I was receiving beginning in February. They weren't relieving my depression (ECT doesn't always work), but still affected my memory. (In fact, my ECT doctor asked to keep him updated regarding my memory loss.) At the same time, a friend recommended Vipassana meditation. It's steeped... Continue Reading →

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