Healing: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

I woke up this morning feeling like I was run over by a mack truck. I’m exhausted, emotional and weak. So much has happened over my two-month hiatus from the blog. I have the urge to write today because it’s been a bad day, the worst I’ve had in a...

Managing Withdrawal: Tears and Transitions

Two weeks ago, I began a medication change which has had a far greater impact than we anticipated. After beginning to taper off Depakote on a Friday night, I have been experiencing intermittent migraines and nausea. Though brief, the random bursts of pain have...

Calming Christmas: 7 Albums for Pandora and Beyond

I love Christmas music. I love it so much that I secretly listen to it year-round. It’s always driven the men in my house crazy, but I don’t care because it’s my therapy. My favorites are a blend of the sacred and the secular, always melodic and easy...