Traumatic Dentist Appointment and a Loving Husband

Filed Under: Life, Mental Health

When I was in college, my wisdom teeth started bothering me. Despite how loud I can be, I actually have a small mouth and my teeth are more crowded than a car full of clowns right before the big reveal. I knew the teeth would have to come out; all of my friends had theirs cut ...

20 Things Every #Gifted Child Needs To Know…and Probably Everyone Else, Too

Filed Under: Gifs, Giftedness, Life, Mental Health, School
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When you’re a gifted, worrying, perfectionist seven year old kid, sometimes all that worry can literally make you sick. I figured listing out the things that WERE going to happen (but maybe she was worried they wouldn’t) would give Cara, my kid, a few less things (20, actually) to stress over. Seems to be working. Maybe it’ll work for you, too. Even if you’re not a seven year old girl.

Channeling the Ant: I Promise It’s Not What You’re Expecting

Filed Under: Mental Health

There's a double-edged sword thing when it comes to being diagnosed as "cyclothymic." On the one hand, I count my damn blessings I'm not Bipolar I or II; I cycle too quickly to meet the criteria for either. On the other hand/edge/whatever, I'm still left with murmurs of the aforementioned disorders and they still dick with my ...

Love Me. Hate Me. Pretending Is Too Damn Exhausting.

Filed Under: Gifs, Mental Health
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There is something extremely annoying about right now at this time. I have good ideas for things, e.g., post topics, kids' crafts, showering, but once I get serious about doing any of those things, they just take too damn much effort; I'm just too tired. When I've told my therapist about this crushing--Yeah. I know. Dramatic ...

Seven Gripes About the Differences Between The Silver Linings Playbook Book and Movie

Filed Under: Book Related, Gifs, Mental Health, Videos

WARNING! This post contains spoilers, quotes from The Silver Linings Playbook book and I discuss the movie in detail. If you haven't read the book and/or seen the movie and you don't want to know what's gonna happen, I suggest you go read other awesome things I've written. For instance, you might check out "My Favorites" ...

I Don’t Know What To Title This Other Than Receptionists at Shrinks’ Offices Should Have a Sense of Humor

Filed Under: Gifs, Mental Health

I discovered yesterday that I had overlapping appointments with my counselor and my shrink for today. Called and got the shrink rescheduled for a later time. Told the receptionist she was a "life saver." Me: "Wait! I don't mean like LITERALLY a life saver! Don't tell him I said that! I just mean you really helped me out!" Her--sounding rather ...

My Favorite Posts on Taste Like Crazy from 2012

Filed Under: Book Related, Food and Drink, Gaming, Garden, Gifs, Life, Mental Health, NaNoWriMo 2012, Tech/Videos/Video Games, Videos

2012 has come to a close and now we're on to 2013. I can vividly remember it being 1990. I feel quite old all of a sudden. We've been in the house a year now. Cara started school. Tucker's almost done with his. I got offered a job. I found my biological mother and siblings. ...

I’m Depressed Maybe Possibly Or Not

Filed Under: Book Related, Gifs, Life, Mental Health

OK. Fine. I'm depressed. [I got distracted after I wrote that and wandered around the internet before remembering I was supposed to be writing something over here. Oops.] Remember when I wrote that one thing about going off my meds? Well, I did and things were pretty much the way they had been and so whatever, right? ...

World Suicide Prevention Day: Choose To Live

Filed Under: Mental Health

You're not the only one who is feeling like this and even though you don't believe me, there are people who really do care if you die. There are people you will hurt. People you will decimate. People who want to support you. People who want to see you better. The hardest thing you can do ...

Quit My Meds?

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Just that title makes me sound like one of those crazy people who say they're "cured" but they're really not and then they go off and sleep with fifty people or something until they come down from the mania and then they don't take a shower for a month. So apparently there are a million-billion crazy ...