It's been a while since I checked in on this blog about my annual theme, Planting and Watering. I've been struggling with oversleeping, hypersomnia if you want to get technical. This seems to be more than depression-related, and I've seen a sleep doctor. January through the beginning of April, I slept upwards of 16-18 hours … Continue reading Planting, Watering, and Oversleeping
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.