• gardening: medicine for a wounded mind

    In her short essay, “Value Added,” Anna Pavord writes “My garden not only gives me pleasure, it instills calm, grafts patience into my soul.  Gardening slows me down and puts worries in proportion. My garden teaches me to be observant […]

     
  • getting stronger everyday and more tools in my mental health toolbox

    I belong to a couple online mental health support groups.  They are each fairly large communities of people who struggle with their wounded minds. and feel stronger through camaraderie.   The members — including me — share what’s going on […]

     
  • the pain of reconciling personal responsibility and social justice

    the pain of reconciling personal responsibility and social justice

    I broke down in my therapy visit yesterday.  I was bawling uncontrollably.  Trying to get words out as raw nerves had just been exposed … ones I was not aware were troubling me so. I was unprepared for the gurgling […]

     
  • I want the return of snazzy.

    I want the return of snazzy.

    I so want to return to that guy who uses the word “snazzy” like 100 times a day because I absolutely mean and feel it. I want to stop being constantly afraid and tired. Thankfully, I’ve been having a greater […]

     
  • Depression, Anxiety, strength, exhaustion, pride, and loss

    I don’t believe I am weak because I suffer from chronic Depression and Anxiety. I know it takes incredible strength to claw your way out of Depression.  It’s something I’ve recently accomplished. I also know it takes incredible strength and […]