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
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
One aspect of discipline most Americans know intimately this year: continue in uncertainty with the tools at hand. November 2016 brought a crushing blow to many optimists (and also a crushing blow to everybody else, whether they knew it or not). Un/Fortunately, I'm a pessimist via depression and anxiety. The election did not surprise me. … Continue reading Discipline: Continue in Uncertainty