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    Month: November 2018

    Ready, Set…Holiday Time

    The Holidays bring warm feelings tinged with a touch of dread. Dread because it’s that time of year again…family time. For many people, seeing family triggers feelings that do not jive with the holiday spirit. Even angry feelings. Even feelings of (*gasp*) dislike. If this sounds familiar, keep reading and I’ll help you enjoy the […] Read more…

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

    That time of year is here again; time for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to kick in. SAD is linked to the decrease in light associated with the changing of the seasons and how these light changes affect our bodies. SAD symptoms include: *Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day Losing interest in activities […] Read more…

    Stinkin’ Thinkin’

      I think a character on SNL coined the term “Stinkin’ Thinkin” and I took it up as a motto of the negative chatter that liked to buzz inside my head.  Its the kind of thinking that is circular.  I also call it ruminating.  An idea (a lot of times incorrect) will get stuck in […] Read more…

    Enter the Nut Hut: Hospitalization Part II

    Each morning, my clinical team visited me. The team was made up of the psychiatrist assigned to me, a nurse, my social worker and various other staff. I would sit on my bed while they stood and asked me questions. How was I feeling compared to when I came in? Was I having any side […] Read more…