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

Reflection

Are Personal Bloggers “Whining”?

While I've been seeking out all manner of information about blogging since creating Proof of My Existence, I came across an article discussing whether or not a blogger needs a niche, which I do not have and I doubt I'll ever have.  The author said, "You definitely need a niche.  And remember, nobody wants to … Continue reading Are Personal Bloggers “Whining”?

Curtain

Curtain

Tomorrow I will die. Well, perhaps not tomorrow or tomorrow after tomorrow But for certain I will die On some tomorrow   How much longer behind this curtain?   Tomorrow I will lie On my death bed Reflecting over things Never done Never said Enumerating regrets and requests I never made . . . of … Continue reading Curtain

Fear is a Coward

Fear is a Coward

Funny thing I notice about Fear. He’s big and bad and burly while he’s at home lurking in my what-ifs and what-mights. He pokes at my stomach until I’m nauseous. He pounds on my chest until I can’t breathe. He shakes me and rattles me until I’m dizzy. He yells at me until I’ve relived … Continue reading Fear is a Coward

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”