On World Mental Health Awareness Day, I don't wish you happiness but wisdom. Not joy but understanding. Not abundance but empathy. Years ago now I was diagnosed with Conversion Disorder, which I talk about on this blog often, along with Depression and Anxiety Disorder. I capitalize those here, though I don't think I always have. … Continue reading Everyone Converts But Not Everyone is Disordered
I am white, Christian, cis-everything, American-born descendant of a traveler on the actual Mayflower. My three children are boys with browning-blonde hair. I am as protected as one can be in such times as the ones we're living. This blog is not about the people I love who are less protected or about the activism … Continue reading A Safeguard in the Time of Dystopia
Y'all. I've had some sort of respiratory ailment since late November. Complete with separated ribs before Christmas and a cough that won't quit. It's not the flu. Not pneumonia. I've been to my doctor and stayed in contact electronically with her. We adjust course and keep going. I haven't moved as far or as fast … Continue reading Ambition: Don’t Get the Flu
Depression told me nothing about forty. It presumed I didn't need to look so far ahead.
Discipline is creating space and then guarding that space. This whole thing started more than a year ago, though it took me months to find my footing. I knew I wanted to practice discipline in 2017, but I thought it meant a lot of counting all the things I would accomplish and tracking my progress. … Continue reading Discipline: Create Space