Prince Albert in a can!

Guess what? I’ve created a new diet for myself. I’m calling it the canned foods diet. I guess it’s rather self-explanatory. I’m not wanting to only eat canned foods. Technically, I don’t care what I eat if it’s healthy. But I’ve realized that canned foods are affordable, healthy (I’m trying to get BPA-free cans), andContinue reading “Prince Albert in a can!”

Eh, change your outlook.

TRIGGER: SUICIDEĀ (discussed in the context of a tragic news story.) Dear Annie: My ex and I got married when I was 19. We stayed together for 10 years, during which I was dealing with untreated depression. That did not make life easy for either of us. Eventually, he left, leaving me to care for theContinue reading “Eh, change your outlook.”

Never overassert yourself!

Dear Amy: I have recently started (online) therapy. After only a few sessions I feel comfortable with her and hope to establish a good relationship in order to work through some old traumas. During our last session, she suggested I read a recent self-help book and follow the exercises. The author of the book relatesContinue reading “Never overassert yourself!”

Meg’s guide to sanity.

TRIGGER WARNING: PHYSICAL ABUSE WITH SEXUAL OVERTONES I’m sort of in a funk, but mostly I’m just bored. I’ve been reading my EMDR book, but unfortunately, it doesn’t have a lot of how-to stuff in it. Or if it does, it’s hidden somewhere in the middle. Mostly it just seems to be case studies andContinue reading “Meg’s guide to sanity.”

So we’ve diagnosed it. Does that justify it?

Dear Annie: My husband of decades has a habit that I don’t care for, and I can’t seem to make him understand the problem. I have run out of ideas, have asked counselors and anyone I can that might have an answer or suggestion. I am desperate to see whether you or your readers haveContinue reading “So we’ve diagnosed it. Does that justify it?”

I’m one of those kind, angry people. (Just run.)

Dear Annie: My mother separated from my father when I was 3. She left my father, who never came looking for us. She later married a wonderful man who loves me more than anything. When I was 15, a family member was able to get in touch with my biological father. The next day, heContinue reading “I’m one of those kind, angry people. (Just run.)”

“You’re fired!”

I fired my therapist. I honestly feel a bit traumatized. And I haven’t been right in the head since this went down. After I left therapy on Thursday, I swung by McDonald’s and got a huge bag of food. I entered the store with my mask on and placed my order, but the people workingContinue reading ““You’re fired!””

Misery at midnight

I’ve been depressed all day. I’ve already taken two naps. This was after I cried myself to sleep last night and felt miserable. I consulted the Tarot cards to consider pros and cons of ditching my therapist, and the cards confirmed a lot of what I knew. I’ve decided on a course of action: noContinue reading “Misery at midnight”

What a tangled web we weave…

I’m feeling very discouraged after the therapy session from hell yesterday. I always tell the therapist I want/need EMDR, and the therapist always becomes curious about my past and wants to do talk therapy. The last time this happened, we had the therapist who wound up accusing me of being suicidical when I was, inContinue reading “What a tangled web we weave…”

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