As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close, here's my story, shared in the hopes that it can shine some light onto a path leading toward wellness and contentment. At least, away from pain. Two years ago, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and clinical depression. Those diagnoses were a long time coming.… Continue reading (Not) Fine
Category: Mental health
What are you grateful for?
Strange times we’re living in with COVID-19. My husband and I are working from home and the cat is irritating the hell out of us. My gym is closed. There is no goddamn toilet paper to be found at the grocery store. It’s so inconvenient to go to Costco right now (lolz, when was it… Continue reading What are you grateful for?
Several posts in my Instagram feed last week brought to my attention that it was Eating Disorder Awareness Week. One in particular from an amateur runner I follow briefly documented her experience with binge eating. I sat up as I read it. Binge eating is a form of disordered eating? Well. Shit. I’ve never been… Continue reading Disordered living
When to skip a workout
Earlier this week, I jotted down notes after an evening run with my pup. It wasn’t a pretty one. Ginny lollygagged, more interested in sniffing mailbox posts than keeping pace at my side. Thus, my pace wasn’t great. Never mind the fact that the GPS on my watch wasn’t working and I missed recording a… Continue reading When to skip a workout
After I started my current job in October 2018, most Fridays I’d find a reason to stop by the grocery store. We need bananas, hand soap, oh, right, some chips and salsa. Always in my basket would end up beer. Without fail. The week was long, the evening was young, the weekend ahead of me.… Continue reading The pull
I’m not drinking
Today is my reddit cake day. I created an account with an anonymous name a year ago to post in the daily check-in on r/stopdrinking, and I’ve posted twice on my own and made many comments on others' posts in that sub. If I will ever do anything more formal with regard to recovery remains… Continue reading I’m not drinking