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Character Traits

My disease is not a character trait.

It is not something I turn on and off.

It is not something that I want to have. 87 more words


Abandoned. A narrative for all of my former healthcare providers.

This is me.

I’ve literally been abandoned by my last remaining health care providers.

This is exactly how I feel as another boot strikes the edge of my ice floe. 1,223 more words

Medical Conditions

Things aren't good at all

I can’t work out if I’m in the worst slump of my life or if it’s just that I’m older & much more aware of how I’m feeling & how badly it’s effecting me? 370 more words

Complex PTSD

Wish I'd Discovered Smoking Sooner

A few months ago, I read about a study that found that nicotine helped people with depression and ADHD, among other issues. The article also noted that nearly half of smokers today have mental health issues. 601 more words



So far today, I have not given up. It has been one of those days where a cadre of emotions crawl around just beneath the surface of my skin like a parasite; draining me. 244 more words


Soul Shine vs. S.A.D.

I’ve known about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) for over a decade now.  Each winter, for a few weeks, I’d notice a melancholy feeling.  My summer tan was long gone and my surrounding often looked gray without the burst of fall or spring colors.  419 more words

Spiritual Writing