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    The Best Things For When You’re Depressed

    Disclosure:  The link below is an affiliate link, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. There are a number of soothing things I turn to when I’m depressed. 1. Spend time with your dogs, cats, or other animals.  Animals have a way […] Read more…

    I Hate Talking On The Phone

    I hate talking on the phone. Specifically, I hate answering the phone when I don’t know who it is. Is it a telemarketer, a customer, a friend? When my phone rings, I go through the same motions every time. Look at caller id. If I know who it is, I might pick up. Strange number? […] Read more…

    Put Together a Bangin’ Routine for Your Day

    Something I learned at Mayo Mood Disorders Unit is the importance of a daily routine. Together with an Occupational Therapist, I created the basics of routine for when I returned home. Routines are difficult because many of us have a lot of time to fill up. Routines are important because “…sticking to a regular daily […] Read more…

    Hello Hypomania [PLUS] Affirmations for Anxiety

    For a few days, the hypomanic cloud hovered above my head. According to my husband, I was talking loudly and pressured. Then we did the old Daylight Savings Time Dance and my symptoms exploded. For a few days, I was having panic attacks at various intervals. I chose to call them “anxiety jolts” because I […] Read more…

    7 Gifts Depression Has Given Me

      Usually, when we think of depression, we immediately imagine the worse things about having it. The sadness. The guilt. The overwhelming crushing feeling. But there is another side of depression. Depression teaches us about our gifts too.  Following are seven things that I’m grateful to have learned from depression. Support Network First and foremost […] Read more…

    I Have a Secret

    I have a secret that I’ve never admitted to anyone aside from my husband. You really can’t tell anyone about this. I am an appointment canceler. When I have an appointment, I panic about it first thing in the morning. There’s a different reason to get anxious about each appointment. Sometimes its because I haven’t […] Read more…

    The Side Effect Situation

    It’s not unusual to for me to wake up and not know what day it is. I usually have to do a little mental calculation that involves remembering what yesterday was. I don’t know why my brain is so confused about what day it is, but it sure is a fun way (serious sarcasm) to […] Read more…

    What To Do When Hypomania or Mania Hits

    I am cruising Amazon.com’s Daily Deals looking for something to buy. Something just right…that I can’t live without. My cursor hovers over the “Add to Cart” button. Then I spin the wheel on the mouse and look at other things I can’t live without. I don’t have control over my spending when I’m hypomanic. Well, […] Read more…

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