Life, interrupted: The day my mind went numb

In December of 2011 I wrote a post titled, Life, Interrupted. It was the first time I ever addressed my struggle with depression publicly. I never really hid it, but I've never really talked about it. Soon after, friends contacted me privately to share their own stories. and to thank me for sharing mine. But … Continue reading Life, interrupted: The day my mind went numb

Life, interrupted

It's 7 a.m. and I am standing in front of the mirror. The heaviness I’ve been feeling for weeks is now weighing me down. My shoulders slumped, I don't have the strength to do anything more than lift my head. I stare at my reflection. The dark circles under my eyes are the battle scars of … Continue reading Life, interrupted

"Squirrel!"

A few months ago I posted about being diagnosed with ADD.  I was so excited to put a name to something I always knew was *wrong* with me.  Unfortunately, about a month after my diagnosis I made the decision to move  (distracted- watched tv, checked FB) to Puerto Rico and learning how to manage my … Continue reading "Squirrel!"

Finish What I Started

I've always known there is something wrong in my head. In the mid 90s I was diagnosed with depression and given a prescription of Paxil. I was always nauseous, I was always sleepy and yet no happier. I stopped taking my prescription and somehow manage to have a moderately successful life. Somewhere deep inside I … Continue reading Finish What I Started