Tag Archives: mental health

A fine state of affairs

I think about dating again and I just can’t. I’ve had too many horrific other things happen to me by men in my past, and it’s more than I can bear – at the moment – to have to go … Continue reading

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The Tempest

Unexpectedly, one of my favorite paintings right now is J.W.Waterhouse’s “Miranda – The Tempest.” Google it, I’ll wait — yeah, it’s good, right? I love the lush colors, and the imagery is stunning. Waterhouse is mostly too melodramatic and maudlin … Continue reading

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Meet me halfway

25,085 words and I’m behind on the word count but still halfway there; NaNoWriMo 2018 is kicking my ass in the best possible way. What a glorious distraction from the tragedies and heartbreak of everyday life, and from the blood, … Continue reading

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Out of the darkness walk

I signed up for the Out of the Darkness walk this year. When I struggle to get out of bed, when all seems lost, hopeless, agonizingly painful in a completely isolated kind of way and I think I can’t bear … Continue reading

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Retro happy

Time for a musical interlude, and yes after reading terrible news and seeing sad things, it’s time for some cheesy retro happy music. SOTD In A Letter to You – Eddy Raven Hold My Hand – Hootie and the Blowfish … Continue reading

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Hiding the social anxiety

People keep telling me that they don’t see how I could have social anxiety issues. Sometimes I can’t even respond in words, describing how many years of study and work I’ve put into being able to function in social situations. … Continue reading

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Unlabeled

Even now I hesitate to say the words. I don’t want to give form to the nebulous, or power to the label. People have such preconceived notions about mental health differences, but the bulk of responses are not anything I … Continue reading

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The Smell of Water

Watering my plants nearly brought me to tears; is it to late to run away and live on a boat somewhere? The smell of the water was intense, primal, necessary. When I think about the water – swimming, fishing, listening … Continue reading

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RIP Another brilliant human

I dream of running teams of art therapists and teachers to drop in to crisis areas (most of the planet?) to help humans work through things individually and as communities, because people who are emotionally wounded need to heal. All … Continue reading

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The secret plan

One of the best benefits to working in health care is never knowing what your day is actually going to be like. I’ve seen nervous breakdowns, screaming, new babies, floods, deaths, pest infestations, cheating, fire, love, hate – and those … Continue reading

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