Tag Archives: mental illness

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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Out on the range

Cowboys who have good manners and who can dance – they’re absolutely a weakness of mine. One of many weaknesses I might add, but I adore the chivalry and respect, and with a dude who has confident dance space; I … Continue reading

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Trephining

The leaves are turning into the deep jewel tones of autumn and you still aren’t here. Reading my psychology text book reminded me of why that is. According to a clinical diagnosis, I’m bipolar. Like really bipolar. Also according to … 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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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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More than this

Instead of saying asking how people are, I want to ask “How is your mental health today?” Merely because I look around and see that tension has risen drastically, and I think we as a society are going to see … Continue reading

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Love in times of war

Miss you. I so hoped I would meet you in this lifetime. If nothing else, so I could have had a family, some stability, and to hopefully get laid regularly. Reality sucks sometimes. Oops, would it be more acceptable to … Continue reading

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A label and a messy story

Last night was one of the worst nights of my life. I foolishly tried a vitamin supplement that I thought would help with the ADD/ADHD, and holy effing crap it was a nightmare. So much for “all-natural,” I was tripping … Continue reading

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Mother nature throwing down the gauntlet

Apologies to my readers for the swamp of depression instead of the auto porn or travel writing that I prefer to post. Shit gets messy sometimes. I write about my battles with PTSD, depression, and anxiety because it helps me … Continue reading

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The force of a memory

The most amazing opportunity came up – not sure if it’s viable or if I’ll take it, but it would certainly change my life completely. What a relief to only have one job, instead of my normal two or three, … Continue reading

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