Many of us living with mental illness have other chronic illnesses. Often, we are not treated for our "physical" illnesses, as many doctors dismiss them as psychosomatic. "Mental" illnesses ARE "physical" illnesses, and [...]
Recovering from hypomania and fatigue. Need to relax, slow down, and heal.
Frustrated, Defeated and Hypomanic The weekend before last, I was frustrated, overwhelmed, feeling defeated, and mildly hypomanic. I felt like a failure as a mother, for I hadn’t been able to get my [...]
Trying to keep hypomania at bay. NAMI training this weekend. IBPF panel next Tuesday. Frustrated with parenting newly adult son with social anxiety and migraines.
Last Friday, I drove my son down to La Jolla (across the street from UC San Diego!) to see pediatric hypnotherapist and pulmonologist, Dr. Ran D. Anbar, MD, FAAP of Center Point Medicine. My son [...]
Many of us living with mental illness have other chronic illnesses. Often we are not treated for our "physical" illnesses, as many doctors dismiss them as psychosomatic. "Mental" illnesses ARE "physical" illnesses, and "physical" illnesses affect [...]
Dread this summer. Dread getting my kid to wake up and leave his room. Dread trying to get him to go to summer school.
I haven’t written in a while, nor have I read or commented on others’ posts. I used to write brief reviews after reading a book. Recently, I’ve simply left stars on Amazon and [...]
Pre-Christmas Travel Writing I jump from one app to another. Jigsaw puzzle to reading to writing. Back and forth, writing and jigsaw. Uneasy. Jittery. Uneasy. Not at ease. Tense. Guilty. Dramatic, yes, but [...]
Since Thanksgiving weekend, I've been sick with an upper respiratory infection (URI). As an asthmatic, URI's tend to go to my lungs. My son, too, is sick and in bed (no way for [...]