It’s Okay to Get Angry

Parenting is hard.  Parenting during a Pandemic is harder.  Parenting during a Pandemic with a mood disorder is even harder.  Sometimes things that happen can trigger depressive episodes.  A situation that occurred in my life recently made me sad and angry.  I think that combined with the 3-week Covid pause, and possibly the cold weather, […]

Spinning Out of Control

The other day while M.J. was playing on his sit and spin it made me think about spinning out of control.  When we have anxiety I think it can often feel like our brains are spinning out of control.  With OCD it can feel like our thoughts are spinning out of control.  I was reminded […]

Accidents and Anxiety

I, apparently am having a little trouble sleeping.  Sometimes, when I have trouble sleeping I feel like writing.  I think writing on a computer is probably counterproductive to helping me sleep but it does help with my anxiety. I had a pretty stressful evening.  I had a virtual Friends of the Library meeting and Dan […]

It’s Okay to be Stressed

Why do I feel so stressed? I am undoubtedly very blessed Is potty training more stressful than the newborn stage? Or is 3 just a very stubborn age? I’m happy I again can roam But I got so used to staying home It’s great to see my friends again I feel so busy I just […]

You Are Not Your Illness

The monster in your brain Causes so much pain The monster’s not you It’s kind of like the flu Except it may not go away Your monster could be here to stay It can be shrunk in size Therapy saves so many lives Medication need not cause shame It can help so much with the […]

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