Split Milk: Un-Motivated

Depression is a sneaky beast. You think everything is going as well as it can. Then depression sneaks in to flip the switch from Ok to Not Ok. I had a vision once and now it’s unclear. I have asked myself a million times this week, “When did I become so unmotivated? Why don’t IContinue reading “Split Milk: Un-Motivated”

Sleep Deprived Single Review: Vermillion Heights

How many times a week do you feel like life is a boxer who is whooping your ass? Vermillion Heights of Minneapolis recently released a new single, “Losing Sleep,” this week. The band got into the ring with a real boxer for the video. Apparently, he landed a lot of punches during the shooting ofContinue reading “Sleep Deprived Single Review: Vermillion Heights”

Dealing with Grief and Relief

  What happens when your abuser dies unexpectedly? I don’t have answers for what should happen next. What’s right or wrong? No idea. If you’re like me, you will feel relieved. It’s a strange feeling which leads to other feelings – mostly guilt and sadness. I can’t say that I’m sad about his passing. I’mContinue reading “Dealing with Grief and Relief”

Inspiration: Movies, Cooking & Surfing

    For the last month, maybe two months, I have been rather uninspired. I have been in the valley (aka the pits of despair) with this guy  . . . Not really. I haven’t even been to a literal valley. For Pete’s sake, I haven’t even been to Cleveland for several months.  I’ve mostlyContinue reading “Inspiration: Movies, Cooking & Surfing”

Driving Maybe. Sinking Definitely

I shouldn’t tell you. It’s too much information maybe. I feel like I’m sinking into a murky abyss. Nothing is going right and it affects everyone around me. I’m sinking and dragging everyone down. I hit a telephone pole. Everyone is fine. The telephone pole is still standing At some point, I will have toContinue reading “Driving Maybe. Sinking Definitely”

Am I Going to Lose My Way Too?

As a writer, I lump myself into the category with confessional poets, like Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Plath and Sexton both committed suicide. As a regular person, I lump myself into the category with other friends that have mental health issues. Mentally and emotionally, we have all lost our way at some point. SomeContinue reading “Am I Going to Lose My Way Too?”

Mz. Understood: #NaBloPoMo

Tell us about a time when you were deeply misunderstood. How did you fix the situation? After I had my first kid, I had some major issues with Postpartum Depression. I didn’t understand all of those feelings myself.  Boom! One day, I had a kid and every feeling was exposed for the whole world to see.Continue reading “Mz. Understood: #NaBloPoMo”

Depression: It’s a Real Thing

Who really thinks depression is fake? Whoever you are, you are mistaken. Depression is as real as any sickness. There are just fewer outward signs. There’s hardly any vomiting. It’s a struggle every day to keep the depression at bay. Every day. Lately, I don’t feel much like getting out of bed. I’m not sureContinue reading “Depression: It’s a Real Thing”

Model of Grief: NaBloPoMo

What is the hardest stage for you in Kübler-Ross’s model of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, or acceptance? Depression. Definitely depression. It has been so difficult to dig myself out of the pits of despair. The other stages I can move on from in a timely fashion. Denial lasts for about five minutes, while depressionContinue reading “Model of Grief: NaBloPoMo”

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