Pandemic Level Anxiety and How to Cope

Photo of germs with the words "Coronavirus Anxiety" I would pretty much say that I picked a great time to stop taking Clonopin! No, seriously though, I can say with all certainty that I could have chosen a time, any time, and there would be something that would invoke my anxiety. One cannot say though… Continue reading Pandemic Level Anxiety and How to Cope

The Anxiety of Axing a Medication for Good

Photo of scored, blue pills similar in appearance to the benzodiazepine Clonopin Almost ten years ago, I was reeling over the loss of my mother and husband, as well as contemplating the impending death of my father. It probably can go without saying that I was a little stressed. Wrapped up in the whirlwind of… Continue reading The Anxiety of Axing a Medication for Good

The Complicated Culture of Constant Body Shaming and Praising

Mr. Bean with a strange expression with the caption, "Is your body from McDonalds? Because I'm loving it" I've been thin, overweight, obese, skinny and 'average'. Right now I'm not where I want to be at all, but here I am. Having been in all these "categories", I have very distinctive memories of how I've… Continue reading The Complicated Culture of Constant Body Shaming and Praising

The Unrivaled Joy of Judging Others and Being Judged on the Internet

Meme showing Kermit the Frog drinking tea and saying, "i'm not judging you for judging me" Yesterday, I was interacting on Facebook with my personal feed. I made the joy-filled decision to talk about the flu and the flu shot. That was fun! People spent more time going at me about statistics and how it… Continue reading The Unrivaled Joy of Judging Others and Being Judged on the Internet

Let it Go, The Past Always Bothered Me Anyway

Meme that says, "You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. I think that if I talked to 100 people, removing the one who walked away asking me who the hell I was and why was I talking to them, lol, the individuals who… Continue reading Let it Go, The Past Always Bothered Me Anyway

Not Everything is About You (or me in this case)

Meme that states, "Contrary to what you believe, not everything is about you" Several years ago, when the loss of so many around me was still fresh and raw, I saw a Facebook post that upset me to no end. It was a local county law enforcement group that kept the general public informed about… Continue reading Not Everything is About You (or me in this case)

The Conflict of Contradiction

Meme with heading "Women's Magazine: Page 14: How to lose weight fast; Page 15: You're beautiful the way you are; Page 16: Cake recipe. Women (in this case, but I realize this applies to others!) are constantly bombarded with hypocritical messages. "Lose 30 pounds by summer!", a magazine headline blares as you are waiting in… Continue reading The Conflict of Contradiction

Purposefully Purging Negativity

Meme that says: "Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from all the negative things." Why yes, I think I've seen a few, or a few thousand of these types of memes over and over again. However, a few days ago, someone I follow on Twitter mentioned something. This person is a… Continue reading Purposefully Purging Negativity

KonMari Method, Otherwise Known as Getting Rid of Crap

Meme that states: "I tried the Japanese method of decluttering where you hold every object that you own and if it doesn't bring you joy, you throw it away. So far I have thrown out my bra, all the vegetables, bills, a mirror and my treadmill." Somewhere in my archives, I'm pretty sure I tackled… Continue reading KonMari Method, Otherwise Known as Getting Rid of Crap

Lack of Funding, Training, Humanity and Common Sense is Winning

Many people who are living with a family member, loved one, or friend with autism (along with many other disabilities and conditions) live with the constant fear that something like this incident will happen to them. In a Fresco, CA news story posted this morning, another mother/parent has had to watch while their autistic child… Continue reading Lack of Funding, Training, Humanity and Common Sense is Winning