Photo by freestocks on Unsplash I know for a fact that something is going on in my body today. So, I was up about 1:30 AM this morning, and everything was fine. I went to the bathroom and climbed back into bed, Then I was up again at 5:00 AM. This is not unusual. I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in years. And getting my medication adjusted to make things more normal … [Read more...] about Is It My Depression Medicine or Am I Just Edgy Today?
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Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash I have asked myself “why can’t I laugh out loud anymore? The whole idea of laughing is not part of my daily routine. In fact, it is not a part of my routine at all these days. I can see that something is funny, but I am not able to laugh, to show an emotion about it. And this is true whether it is a joke being told, or a situation I am … [Read more...] about Why Can’t I Laugh Out Loud Anymore?
Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash Who knew staying focused would be so difficult. It is Sunday morning, shortly after 8 AM. I just spent close to 45 minutes scrolling through the internet on my phone. Up before 8AM, I had planned to do some writing before everyone else got up for the day. That didn’t work out the way I thought it would. And I seem to get suckered … [Read more...] about Even My Depression Tells Me I Should Be Paying Attention
Photo by Ant Rozetsky on Unsplash The snow was heavy, intense, and brief. In less than an hour, it dropped an inch, which piled up mostly on parked cars. After I looked out once, I decided to look again before going to bed. The snow had already stopped. I’m not sure when the stars came out, but the morning dawned clear and crisp. It was tolerable outdoors until the … [Read more...] about It Snowed Last Night, And My Depression Is Letting Me Write About It
Photo by Kristina Tripkovic on Unsplash Is depression remission even a thing? And what makes me think that I am not doing ok with my depression? Do I really have a lot of questions about where I am? Should I be running to my WRAP plan (wellness recovery action plan)? Is it ok that I have not returned the call from my peer advocate from yesterday? I have more questions … [Read more...] about Am I Having a Depression Remission?