260 little reasons.

So I weighed in yesterday because it was March 1st and, for the first time in forever, I finally got a full night’s sleep. I wanted to see what that meant on the scale, and I was excited to see that I had broken through not only one but two milestones. I am now under […]

Learning how to chill.

Tomorrow will mark four weeks from my hysterectomy and I have to say, I saw my recovery going a little differently. I had a lot of plans and ideas for the six to eight weeks I was going to get “off” in order to recover, but if there’s anything that this process has taught me, […]

Slip slidin’ away…

I was first diagnosed with depression in 1999, after my second serious suicide scare. It wasn’t the first time I had wrestled with it, though. Not by a long shot. I’d say the monster reared its ugly head first in 1980, after my father died and I ended up skipping school for a week straight. […]

Nuts, Crazy, Crackers, Bananas.

The word “crazy” gets thrown around a lot, and there’s usually not much more to it than, “That’s behavior I don’t understand so I’ll just toss it in the ‘crazy’ category so I know what to do with it.” It’s a very small word with a lot of different definitions. Some of them are quite […]