Recently, I found myself very angry. Red hot poker angry at someone. I was at home stewing and marinating on why 'you' made me angry. After hours, sleep and more ruminating, I could not stop feeling all these emotions - betrayed, disappointment, used etc. I felt so justified. I felt like a victim. Right before … Continue reading Boundaries – Disappointing Self
It's winter for me - winter is defined as "I can't wear opened toed sandals." Everyone knows me by my incessant complaints of being cold, hating the cold and dressing almost like an Eskimo (I could use some of their arctic clothing). These are the moments I will lament I miss the warmth of Arizona. I can't get … Continue reading Single Life: Hate the Cold, Depression & Seasonal Affect Issues
It takes a lot to get up, put your gear on and drive yourself each day when there is no purpose or goals between wake up and bed time.
I am a woman loss. It has been happening so much more in the last few years because of different things occurring in my life. I am very changed and not always for the better from who I was in my early 30s. I can see it and feel it - my attitude, my mood, thought process. I know that … Continue reading A Woman Loss
Do not confuse self-love with conceit or selfishness. The act of self-love is learning and practicing ways to take care of your mind, body, emotions and spirit. In my day-to-day work with patients, there is an overwhelming problem with self-love. People consistently fight against it and choose to wallow in their pain and pity. This became an … Continue reading Common Sense Guide to Self-Love
(Image from http://thewheelergroup.wordpress.com/2008/07/29/are-you-a-tigger-or-an-eeyore/) Winnie the Pooh is a very lovable children's story that I never found interesting. I do remember snippets of the cartoon and I was always bummed out by Eeyore the clinically depressed donkey. As an adult, it still is hard to watch his mopey character. On the other hand, there is Tigger, the bouncy and positive tiger. Those two characters … Continue reading The Power of Positive Thought: Happiness Loves Company Too
copied image Mental illness has held a very distasteful stigma since the dawn of time. During the bible period, when it was mentioned, people who had mental issues were quietly put away and forgotten. With all the liberation this world has experienced, mental illness is still unsupported and not addressed in the church. Well, to … Continue reading Praying Away Mental Illness