Life on the Outside

Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

I bet I'm not the only one. "Normal" is coming back. Here's the problem: I never was "normal"; I never liked "normal"; I was never able to pull off "normal". I haven't missed it, although the way, many ways, it went missing made me angry and distraught. Returning to it is akin to a death … Continue reading Life on the Outside: Getting Back to Normal When You Never Really Were

Confusion

They

They say we should wear socks to bed We’ll sleep better if our feet are warm.   They say we should drink coffee not drink coffee not creamed coffee. I drink tea in rebellion.   They say we should walk ten thousand steps Well, four thousand may be enough.   So many Theys even They … Continue reading They

First Sharing of Art

Anna C. Pishko, artist and art blogger of DrawingThrough.com recently mentioned, very nicely, that she’d like to see a snippet of my fledgling art therapy journal which I wrote about here: https://wp.me/p9aCpH-3re. I just can’t bring myself to do that because, so far, it’s pretty personal. I hadn’t envisioned myself sharing it. However, having gone … Continue reading First Sharing of Art

Reinvent

Coronavirus Meets Reinvention

I had already been on a course of self-discovery with the purpose of figuring out what I'm going to do now.  Recently I turned 60 and since the mid-70s - yes, almost 50 years! - I have been doing virtually the same thing:  performing.  Although it might have looked like I was doing a ton … Continue reading Coronavirus Meets Reinvention

anxiety and depression, panic attacks, attacking anxiety and depression

Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”

In my posts Uh Oh, Fear and My No-Medication Journey to Emotional Health and Well-Being, I briefly mentioned a program called Attacking Anxiety and Depression. When I wrote those posts, my assumption was that this program no longer exists, considering I used it 20-or-so years ago. Along with a workbook, it came with cassettes and … Continue reading Review: “Attacking Anxiety and Depression”