When negativity gets you to vacillate between numbness & catastrophizing, & then throws you overboard…

My entire past week has been something for my mental record books regarding bad behavior (toward myself). Cue a mysterious ailment and I've gone off the deep end. I'm sitting here now, trying to just breathe in and sip a bit of 7Up to settle my messed up stomach after a week of terrible eating … Continue reading When negativity gets you to vacillate between numbness & catastrophizing, & then throws you overboard…

Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

Except for those anxious/exciting days when I was messing with my well system, that feeling of being mentally checked out hasn't budged. When it wasn't really dumb stuff or acts of nature working on me, I was just not there. Honestly, if you asked me what I'd done the past few days, I'd have a … Continue reading Trying to pull myself back up and get my head on straight…

When depression makes you stupid, & dealing with it…

I know, I know. The Holidays (dun-dun-DUN!) bring that out for a ton of people. But really, it isn't so much that. I haven't been depressed in the sense of feeling sad; it's more that feeling where things are pointless or you've mentally checked out. I recognized the depression after three mid-afternoon naps again. I … Continue reading When depression makes you stupid, & dealing with it…

For those (like me) who assumed deniers that get COVID-19 will finally see the light… not so fast.

photo credit: SeattleTimes.com (David Horsey, op ed 11-17-2020) I saw a few clips about this nurse's tweet. From South Dakota, Nurse Jodi Doering finally had to express herself on her night off. I don't have Twitter, but you can find her viral tweet without much difficulty, I assume. The gist of it is even while … Continue reading For those (like me) who assumed deniers that get COVID-19 will finally see the light… not so fast.

Election Day Stress Relief; or, breathing & laughter are medicine (AND exercise if you do it right)

I started thinking about some great ways for stress relief when I stumbled on a video from another blogger (thank you Ms. Diane) that was in her post. And it got me thinking: things to laugh at and things to just get lost in are great stress relief. I chose a few vids that spread … Continue reading Election Day Stress Relief; or, breathing & laughter are medicine (AND exercise if you do it right)

I had to rein in my anger at Dump yesterday after the incomparable Beau reminded me of something…

I had been up since 3am yesterday because after Dump returned to the White House from the hospital and promptly took his mask off, I was just livid and it wouldn't let me sleep. And then the pictures of him going around without a mask, and then making that "don't worry" video... Yeah, let's just … Continue reading I had to rein in my anger at Dump yesterday after the incomparable Beau reminded me of something…

I’m worn out. This president has pushed my mind to the raggedy edge

I should probably shave my head again. Every morning when I look in the mirror, it's grayer and grayer. It'll probably be full gray by the time the damned polls close. I feel like I should've been a mental gymnast to try and get what the hell was going on with Dump the past few … Continue reading I’m worn out. This president has pushed my mind to the raggedy edge

Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?

Yeah, it's about work. I turned in my two-weeks notice three weeks ago now and I'm still showing up to work. Granted, there's the vetting issue for new hires that gets dragged out by regional, and I know they're hiring more folks soon (or desperately trying to). And last week one of the ladies had … Continue reading Q #145: How & when is it best to stop being “understanding” & just do what you must, regardless how it will affect others?

Fatphobia in eating disorder recovery exists. And now my friend might die because of it.

I read this late last night and just couldn't believe the callous behavior from so-called health professionals. It's an awful story of prejudice, shaming, and cold disregard of someone who is calling for help...someone who I would like to meet because they seem to be a ray of sunshine in the world, even while struggling … Continue reading Fatphobia in eating disorder recovery exists. And now my friend might die because of it.

Digging that side tunnel: a cousin to rock-bottom

I love Super Mario Bros. Anyhoo... I suppose being sick for over a solid week has just screwed me up. First it was allergies, then it was a full-blown cold. The weather can't make up it's mind. it's supposed to be in the 80 degree range this week then jump straight into summer, at least, … Continue reading Digging that side tunnel: a cousin to rock-bottom