Generational abuse.

It’s been a weird sort of day. I was talking to my mom, and she was depressed because apparently her dad died when she was seventeen on new year’s eve. Go figure. That was news! Both of my grandfathers died, and both of my grandmothers remarried, before I was born. I’d always been glad thatContinue reading “Generational abuse.”

I’m not feeling virtuous today!

Dear Annie: I have been in a friend group that plays board games nearly every month for 25 years. We all know one another from working at a startup in Colorado nearly 30 years ago. We don’t work together anymore, but we still play games together frequently. It has been tough during COVID-19, but weContinue reading “I’m not feeling virtuous today!”

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!”

Easy come, easy go!

Well, I’m going to the dentist tomorrow. I think it’s been too long, and I don’t want to have dental problems in Prague, even though my handy guidebook taught me how to know when your Prague dentist is yelling, “Wait, come back! I’m not done with your teeth!” which is probably good to know. HAContinue reading “Easy come, easy go!”

The paranoid experience!

Ugh! I’m paranoid. I’ve been thinking as much for a few months now, maybe? I figured I’d blog about it. I also want to get more paranoia meds from Dr. Phlegm. Energetic pollution: when someone else’s energetic field pollutes mine. For example, if someone’s waiting in line behind me at the store. Energetic contamination: it’sContinue reading “The paranoid experience!”

Taking offense.

DEAR ABBY: I have a friend from college I’m really close to, but they have begun an annoying habit I need help addressing. We live more than 1,000 miles apart, and over the past six months, I’ve noticed that my friend has been giving me unsolicited advice on daily tasks that don’t concern them. AtContinue reading “Taking offense.”

Check it out!!

Hey, everyone, my BFF Sonya interviewed me for her blog! Check it out!! What a thrill to be featured!! Sonya’s the friend I’m going to visit in a few months in Prague! As you can see, she’s very whimsical and playful! I have different eyeglasses now and a different hairstyle! (I can’t share photos becauseContinue reading “Check it out!!”

Breakthrough!

I’ve had an epiphany. After discussing my issues with a lot of people, I’ve realized (or come to strongly suspect) that my anger issues are directly related to my mental illness(es), and that taking more medication could be helpful.  For one thing, that would make me feel so much better about myself, as if it’sContinue reading “Breakthrough!”

Steps for better wellbeing!

TRIGGER WARNING: low-key discussions of suicidality, complete with jokes! Sanity has been restored. I’ve taken the following proactive measures for better equanimity: I wrote to my psychiatrist, because a few people suggested it, and then it occurred to me that my bipolar (or something else–there’s a long list) might not be as well-medicated as itContinue reading “Steps for better wellbeing!”

Ohh, Ask Amy! You went there!

Dear Amy: My best friend suffers from PTSD and other mental health issues, and has been suicidal. This has been a particularly tough year for her, and she pushed away several friends after they hurt her, leaving me as one of her only remaining confidants (she isn’t in touch with her family, for good reason).Continue reading “Ohh, Ask Amy! You went there!”

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