This phrase used to DRIVE ME CRAZY and in certain contexts it still does, because no shit. If you struggle with mental illness it is literally all in your head, but when people respond to your struggle with this statement it can feel so minimizing and condescending. This weekend I reclaimed this phrase. I had an opportunity… Read More It’s All In Your Head
The Myer’s Briggs Personality Type Indicator determines which of 16 possible personalities you are a part of. What does it matter? Maybe it doesn’t, but I think it’s interesting that I’ve taken the test at several different times in my life and always had the same result. It gives you a better insight into why… Read More Myer’s Brigg’s: What Can It Tell You?
I received my light therapy lamp a few weeks ago and would have a review ready…… if I woke up early enough to spend some time in front of it. It has been much easier to hit the snooze button and put off starting the day as long as possible. The idea is that I’ll… Read More Quality Time
I do not want to do ANYTHING when I am depressed. The alarm clock in the morning is a startling reminder of another monotonous day that I did not ask for, but am forced to suffer through in order to remain a loosely functioning human being. I spend the entire day fantasizing about being back in… Read More How To Get Shit Done When You’re Depressed
I am still riding out a bout of intense depression and couldn’t muster the strength for a real post. Instead I started playing with words, words beginning with the letter o. I challenged myself to create a poem with o-words expressing my current state of feeling. I think it turned out quite nicely and maybe… Read More Mood
As a child I never drank water. I would drink milk, juice, and lots of soda…. but never plain water, that was gross! I became interested in physical health in adulthood and it became clear that water consumption was incredibly important. This isn’t really news, but for someone who never really drank water making the switch… Read More How Do You Stay Hydrated?
Pain is often expressed through art. We can point to endless exhibits of torment across almost all mediums, but comedy is an area where it’s still uncomfortable to explore difficult topics. There’s a social understanding that certain topics are off limits. If a comedian speaks about loss, suicide, or their own mental illness there’s a chance… Read More Comedy Can Be Cathartic