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.┬áThis week, I am responding to... Continue Reading →

Working on Us, Week 6

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. The rules are below. This week, I... Continue Reading →

2 Ways of Living

How to live seems to be a huge thing now, like "living intentionally" and "living your best life." I first heard of the former sometime last year, and I just don't understand what it means. My therapist explained it to me, but I still don't get the concept. People say things like, "set an intention... Continue Reading →

No More Electronics

Recently, my husband and I stopped using electronics and watching TV while we're eating. It doesn't sound like a big deal, but the habits are so ingrained in us that it just happens automatically: my phone dings, I check it. If I happen to take a picture (of like, my food) while we're eating, I... Continue Reading →

3 Things to Do Less Often

The other day I posted 3 Things to Do More Often. Today I'll examine Things to Do Less Often. APOLOGIZE: I say "I'm sorry" waaaayyyy more than I ought to, and about inconsequential things. For example, if my husband and I reach for the same item at the same time, I'll apologize. In the car,... Continue Reading →

Ketamine Infusion

Two or 3 years ago I had been depressed for so long, despite taking various medications and having ECT, that my psychiatrist told me about another treatment: ketamine infusion. Yep, that ketamine. They insert an IV in your arm, which is connected to a ketamine drip. Then you sit in a comfy chair for about... Continue Reading →

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