Why some mental illnesses are considered more severe than others!

I’ve been musing on why depression and anxiety are considered lesser-than mental illnesses, whereas schizophrenia and bipolar are considered hardcore mental illnesses. Everything exists on a continuum. What’s weird, though, is that with schizophrenia, you never hear about someone being “a little schizohprenic,” whether or not such a condition exists. (Who knows? I guess anythingContinue reading “Why some mental illnesses are considered more severe than others!”

A disastrous sleepover and some negative career advice!

Dear Amy: Recently my oldest daughter had a 15th birthday party sleepover weekend. Her best friend, as well as my nieces and nephews, spent the weekend celebrating with her at our home. Sunday morning at around 2 a.m., my husband woke me up to tell me that he caught my 15-year-old nephew having sex withContinue reading “A disastrous sleepover and some negative career advice!”

Too much nog? (Is that even a thing?)

Everything feels off today. Not sure why. I feel tired and headachey. And I can’t quite get it together. I’m supposed to go to the dentist tomorrow. My only anxiety really is that it’s across town and hard to find. Not my neck of the woods. I value kindness in dentists (bad experiences in theContinue reading “Too much nog? (Is that even a thing?)”

Impending disaster and mania versus happiness.

I’m exhausted. I’ve been working really, really hard on organizing my room. I’ve been putting eBay merchandise in one corner and shoving old furniture into storage. There’s STUFF all over the place. Much of it came from my mom, who’s downsizing; or from her late husband, who also had way too much stuff; or fromContinue reading “Impending disaster and mania versus happiness.”

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