Intensive Therapy Session # 1: Recognizing Moods

You aren’t really alone on your journey if you have a good psychologist! The biggest question I have today is how long does it take to get over a childhood of incest? Her answer: before we can tackle that, we must deal with your hypomania! Recognizing my moods was one of my original goals when…

A Suicide Attempt Creates A Breakthrough

I took a (fatal) dose of atenolol two Fridays ago and survived after being hospitalized. After I recovered, I realized that all ten of my very serious suicide attempts stem from my inability to manage my childhood incest history. While in intensive therapy in the mental hospital during my recovery last week, I realized that…

Sofeggio Music is Symphonic Relaxation

So, I’ve read that Solfeggio music, a kind of deep, tonal music that is mostly without vocals, can be relaxing and I’ve found that it is. It can sound like a symphonic prayer. If you listen to it with your eyes closed while you’re laying down (like I do), you can feel like you’re floating….

And I’ve Glided into the Sweet, Pleasant Waters of Hypomania!

So, last night I couldn’t sleep a wink— —It seemed really important to put in the best possible Easter Walmart grocery order just in time for Sunday’s festivities. Then it seemed very important to download music onto my iHeartRadio playlists… By 10:30, I took another sleeping pill, 30mg of temazapam (which is the strongest sleeping…

My Big Foot Problem Which Led to Employing Coping Skills

So, last Tuesday I was in the grocery store shopping for basics after standing in a line out front for over thirty minutes, being let in ten at a time, and sweating in the hot morning sunshine. I had on some denim sandals that matched my navy sundress. Little did I know that these sandals…

Everything Could Fall Apart, But We Don’t Have To…

As I watch the forthcoming Trump health conference get underway, I am here to say: everything can fall apart, but we can keep it together for ourselves and our families! You are in control of yourself, your actions, your thoughts, your subsequent feelings, and whether you stay inside your house (and practice social distancing) and…

First Day of Homeschooling During This Pandemic a Success!

“I love writing in my journal!” said my 8 year old daughter this morning during our first day of homeschool. Boy, was I happy to hear that! We got off to a rough start, as my husband put her in a timeout for refusing to come to class. Chloe hates regular school and she was…

You Can’t Be Anxious and Grateful at the Same Time!

I am here to say that during this coronavirus pandemic, you can easily get anxious (even if you don’t have a mental illness), but try being both anxious and grateful and you will find it impossible, I’m sure of it! I keep a daily journal that I write in throughout my day. Lately, when I’ve…