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    I Went to the Grocery Store Today

    I went to the grocery store today.   I’ve been fighting some pretty severe anxiety the last couple of weeks. Brought on by who knows what. But, luckily, my psychiatrist and I have learned some stuff about my illness. Its weak points. What it responds to. Mostly medication but some Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy too. The last […] Read more…

    Fake It ‘Til You Make It

      I bet you’ve heard the phrase a few times, “fake it ’til you make it”, but do you understand what it means? It means that even though you may feel bad, you can put on a happy face and fake feeling good.  This means: joining in on conversations, smiling, joking, acting with confidence….all the […] Read more…

    Sometimes Depression Wins

    Yesterday I woke up feeling ok, but after a couple of hours I felt depressed.  So I did exactly the opposite of what I should have done and went  back to bed.  What should I have done?  Gone outside, get out of the house, read my therapy notebook, journal, make a gratitude list…anything but go […] Read more…

    Medication Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Frequent Flyer Club Medication changes most often occur because you are symptomatic, having unacceptable side effects or you are changing a dosage. I’ve been changing meds again because I need to find a replacement med for my atypical anti-psychotic med (AAP). Why?Because I have Type II Diabetes and AAP #1 makes it worse. I also […] Read more…

    Next Step

      I recall being told multiple times by multiple people that I could accomplish anything in life that I set my mind to. I used to live by the saying, “I can do whatever I want” and, implicit in that, “I need to be a raging success at whatever important thing I’m doing”. But depression, […] Read more…

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