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I Spoke in Public!

Thank you, Lianne Sauvage, for inviting me to share my mental health journey at Belmont High School's Mental Health Assembly! For my speech, I adapted content from My Bipolar Thoughts, my memoir work-in-progress. [...]

I do not whisper. I ROAR.

Motherhood transformed me. My identity changed. Now it changes again. I have constantly reinvented myself over my lifetime. As a pre-med biochemistry major at UCLA, I was miserable and suicidal. Then I studied part-time [...]

Review: Birth of a New Brain #PostPartumBipolar

Dyane Harwood thrilled me when she sent me an advance copy of her memoir, Birth of a New Brain: Healing from Postpartum Bipolar Disorder. (I pre-ordered it and was anxiously awaiting it’s October [...]

I'm at a Loss…

My son has missed WAY too much school this year. He's attending a private school where he gets one-on-one attention and learns at his own pace, so he simply falls behind and the [...]

Nothering, Too Good, or Good Enough Mother?

Feminine Collective published Good Enough Mothering, a poem of mine about mothering a migraineur. Check it out: femininecollective.com/good-enough-mother/

2016-10-16T16:02:03+00:00October 16th, 2016|Categories: Caregiving, Migraine, Motherhood, Parenting, Self care|Tags: , , |9 Comments

Wave the White Flag

Need to write out the pain and exhaustion in my heart Pain and grieving my parents’ dementias Pain and exhaustion caring for my son Must back off both Must take care of myself [...]

2016-10-07T13:16:08+00:00October 7th, 2016|Categories: Caregiving, Family, Mental Health, Motherhood, Parenting, Poetry, Self care|Tags: |40 Comments

Cocooning

Cocooning Recovering from social demands From social interaction From caring for others My son My husband My parents From caring about too many From caring too much You may not hear from me [...]