Where is my muse?

I have not had any inspiration to write for 6 months. I don't know why.  I feel inhibited, worying about any repercussions, but there is more.  Nothing comes to me. My mind is blank. i am going to make some short entries. Maybe, more  ideas will come. (I hope so)

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I have a dog

I have been lookng for a dog that matches with my family and I finally found one.  He is a poodle/shih tzu mix. His previous owner was moving to an apartment that does not accept dogs. He has made himself at home and seems to be adjusting well. It will be good for me to … Continue reading I have a dog

Working Towards a Breakthrough

In my last post I talked about my childhood and how could my parents have thought that was an okay environment. They thought they were superior to others, even. I know everyone has flaws and maybe combined they had very poor judgement and blind spots.  They weren't intentionally so hurtful. I do want to find … Continue reading Working Towards a Breakthrough

Uncomfortably Numb

I saw my therapist today. My daughter moved into the dorms for her first year in college yesterday. We talked about that for a while. It is bittersweet. I am very happy for her, but it does feel different with an empty room. I got shaky when I was moving her in. I don't think … Continue reading Uncomfortably Numb

My Story of Forgiveness

Originally published PsychCentral https://blogs.psychcentral.com/triple-winner/2017/07/my-story-of-forgiveness-and-mental-illness/ My mother came to visit recently. We have a past issue between us, that I have not been able to forgive. It has to do with when my brother was very symptomatic with a mental illness during my teen years. I have avoided talking about it. She always seems to want … Continue reading My Story of Forgiveness

Learning to Forgive

I was recently working on a blog post about forgiving my mother about past resentments. (I will post it here soon). When I showed it to a few people they made comments that it was too harsh and that I sounded bitter. I had attempted to find compassion, but somehow in trying to explain "my … Continue reading Learning to Forgive

Disabilities: What Not To Say

Originally published PsychCentral.com link There is a hashtag trending on twitter: #AncientAbledProverbs, started by @HijaDe2Madre. It is about things abled people say to the disabled, often unthinking, that can be hurtful or ignorant. These could be physical or mental, visible or invisible disabilities. It struck a chord with me. People have said some of these … Continue reading Disabilities: What Not To Say

Suicidal Thoughts, Depression and 13 Reasons Why

Originally posted on PsychCentral https://blogs.psychcentral.com/triple-winner/2017/06/suicidal-thoughts-depression-and-13-reasons-why/ I watched “13 Reasons Why” recently and it got me thinking about my own suicidal thoughts. (I am trying not to spoil it too much, but if you are waiting to watch it you may want to hold off reading) I was an unhappy teen and had some suicidal thoughts … Continue reading Suicidal Thoughts, Depression and 13 Reasons Why