The days are getting shorter, that is clear. The shortest day of the year will be here in less than two months. Darkness comes in the mid-Atlantic states by 6 PM now, and the days are still getting shorter. In early summer, it wasn’t getting dark until almost 9 PM. What a difference. Seasonal Affective Disorder appears as the days get shorter and can last well into the … [Read more...] about Three things I do to not be S.A.D. when I fall back
Archives for October 2019
Afraid or not, life still marches forward
We are either moving forward or we are dead. There is no middle ground. Even when we feel nothing is happening, that what we are doing doesn’t matter, life is going on. My personal thoughts about my self-worth and my value, my contributions to society and the greater good, are done against this backdrop. Whether I decide I am valuable just as I am, with all my flaws … [Read more...] about Afraid or not, life still marches forward
I’m spinning a lot of plates today
Who doesn’t get caught up in things occasionally? I am not bemoaning being busy. I chose that over retirement. Well, I chose busy over feeling anxious. Busy over wallowing in the depths of depression, busy instead of not being here at all. When I think of it that way, I have no room to bitch about anything. Choosing to be alive means plates must be spun. Choices … [Read more...] about I’m spinning a lot of plates today
My closet is finally organized, but don’t ask about my desk
I finally got the closet organized. I am back in my routine. In fact, I have added a step that has been hugely helpful. I now bring all my empty hangers for my shirts into the laundry room. When I take the shirts out of the drier, I immediately hang them up. This has made ironing my shirts so much easier. This time, when my laundry was finished, I took … [Read more...] about My closet is finally organized, but don’t ask about my desk
Coach Depression sent in the play, why can’t I execute it?
While I have never been an NFL Quarterback, I am a smart, intelligent person who has accomplished many things in my lifetime. Yet I am also the person who has major depressive disorder and spent 43+ years doing everything in my power NOT to face it, NOT to acknowledge that I had it, NOT to deal with it. My hospital stay has changed all of that. Now my mantra is: “I … [Read more...] about Coach Depression sent in the play, why can’t I execute it?