Why Not “Letting it Go” Is Okay

[This post was inspired by a friend of mine.] I hear it all the time.  Goddammit I say it.  I say it knowing what is really going to happen in my head:  "Let it go." Well, what if you CAN'T let it go? I bring this point of view from the 'mental illness of me' …

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Update from the Land of Us

To say it's been an easy few weeks would not be accurate.  With work and home, and the time leading into the holidays, it's been freaking exhausting.  Not the physical type of exhaustion either, lol. TeenThing is my mental illness mirror...as in she is more anxiety than depression.  I'm pretty sure this means we balance …

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Musings From a Mentally Ill Mother

So. It is one week past TeenThing's diagnosis. Into week 2 on her meds. So far nothing scary in the land of side effects. We are keeping our fingers crossed that it stays this way. I have been taking time to shuffle through the boxes I have compartmentalized, because let's face it, if I don't, …

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It’s My “Anniversary”!!! Sort of……

  So here we are. June. My mental illness and I have our official 6th year anniversary together. I choose to remember my descent down the rabbit hole for many reasons.  One being:  I have learned so much.  Knowing (finally) what/why/how my brain works has been monumental in so many ways. I know when I …

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Races, Brain Melts, and the Return of the FitBit

  Okay, So over the holidays I decided that I seriously needed to keep moving this year.  Not just for my physical health, but for my mental health.  I sat and muddled about a fall half marathon.  I wanted something close to home (because I am without my own vehicle, and would need to acquire …

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Looking Back….Looking Ahead

So here we are. 2016 is slowly coming to a close. 2017 is on the doorstep, patiently waiting. I decided a year or so ago that I would not do resolutions.  It's just not me.  It sets me up to self sabotage my well thought out plans. This month has been hard mentally.  Deciding what …

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Cupping, Christmas, and Weights

Yes, let's talk about my back shall we? When I arrived at the Saint Mary's University Lifemark location, my RMT asked me the usual questions:  How are things?  What have you been up to? What are we working on today?  Welllllll... December is a hard month.  More so for those of us who suffer from …

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