The Time Has Come For Me to Stop Eating Like a Raging Lunatic

Since my teenage years, I have fought a personal war with food, diabetes, anxiety, stress and did I mention food? I grew up in what I refer to as a "typical food existence" in the 70's and 80's. My mother was a homemaker, and she cooked pretty much every day. Meals would include a meat,… Continue reading The Time Has Come For Me to Stop Eating Like a Raging Lunatic

The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

For a long time, I always created lists. Mostly I did so because I was really overwhelmed, and there were things I needed to get done with my limited time alone. When the kids were in school, it was often a rush to get to the stores and back, timing everything with their buses. When… Continue reading The Creator of Lists, Destroyer of Chores

It Lies With Me

I have been home for 56 days. For twenty minutes last week, I ventured into a food store and I cannot tell you how fast I worked to get back inside my house. I do believe at one point, I was jogging through the parking lot to get to my car. I have an anxiety… Continue reading It Lies With Me

Oh the Places You’ll (NOT) Go!

Above, you'll see an artist's depiction of me, on day ninety-400 6 thousand and umpteenth of the stay-at-home order in my state. When one gets a bit frustrated, scared, worried, stressed and otherwise BORED, well, this is to be expected. Peeking out through my gratitude, which I still possess strongly, well, there are only so… Continue reading Oh the Places You’ll (NOT) Go!

Unprecedented, Ubiquitous Understatement

The concept of understatement. A vehicle, sinking into many feet of water that says, "Looks like it rained a bit last night. It was a dark and stormy night...oh wait, that's not what I wanted to say! These are dark and stormy times though. As many of us hunker down in our homes, deciding which… Continue reading Unprecedented, Ubiquitous Understatement

Repeated Reassurance

Graphic that says, "Don't Panic" Everyone in this country, and in most places around the world, are now faced with an unprecedented situation of either being at home, having your kids at home, and dealing with an alarming amount of new information, some of of concerning to say the least. My situation is no better… Continue reading Repeated Reassurance

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 Complex Conundrum of Comorbidity

Graphic depicting ADS and possible comorbid conditions So, I've spent the past few days in a huge boiling vat of stress with my two youngest at home. The teen has autism, ADHD, anxiety, depression, sensory processing disorder and a learning disability, to name most of the letters floating around in her alphabet soup. I truly… Continue reading The Complex Conundrum of Comorbidity

Cutting off the Inner Clueless Curmudgeon

Ah yes, a meme about how we need to stop being so miserable and whiny and how we need to move forward with raging thoughts of nothing but positive ideas and shoving everything negative to the back recesses of our mind. OK. Are they accurate? Yeah, sure, quite so, sort of. All one needs to… Continue reading Cutting off the Inner Clueless Curmudgeon