Tag: mental illness

  • In Case of Darkness

    Sometimes the anxiety or depression becomes so overwhelming that you need coping strategies but you forgot those coping strategies and so, similar to the joyous list, here are the coping strategies. In case you forget. In case I forget. In case we forget.

  • A Few of My Favourite Things

    It is important not only to do self care like eating healthy and exercise and good sleep but to have moments of joy throughout your life. I often forget that. Especially today. So. I’m writing this to remind myself when I need to remind myself.

  • Yes, But What Is Temporal?

    It’s the company I work for now. It’s also the project / product the company builds. It’s also relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs. It’s secular. It’s also relating to time. It’s also of or situated in the temples of the head. Are you rubbing your temples yet? And here’s where it gets […]

  • Moving Back to the States: The Last Walk

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Two] This morning I woke up at 0330 because of a panic attack and also because I went to bed at 2130 and also because jet lag is a punk. I struggled to go back to sleep but at four I gave up the ghost, pulled myself out of […]

  • Moving Back to the States: Packing

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred] Today is all about packing the things that are going on the actual plane with us – things we’ll need short term that we can’t go without for a few days. This is mostly clothing and toiletries for the big people but also ipads and laptops and diapers and […]

  • I Surrender To Your Will

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Seventy Four] When I started to do research for this one, well, I got completely distracted by ALL the movies and songs and albums and references and definitions for the word that I’ll admit that I’m overwhelmed and, well, STRESSED. This one is a SLIGHT click bait / bait […]

  • Don’t Panic

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Seventy Two] I was totally NOT going to do another music post today cause Don’t Panic can refer to the Hitchhiker’s Guide catchphrase but it can also refer to Coldplay’s song and apparently a few other things. #mood But then I came across Coldplay’s video for said song and […]

  • Put On Your Own Mask First

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Seventy] As told at Short Stack Conference this morning! Trigger Warning: This talk contains information about sexual assault and violence which may be triggering to survivors.  I’d like to pretend that you’ll never need to know how to help a friend because we all live in a world without […]

  • All Hail Fluoxetine

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Thirty Nine] I ate. I took fluoxetine. I went on a Very Long Walk ™. And the next day when I woke up, I felt a million times better. This is what depression looks like…. You’re fine. You’re juggling balls. Then you forget meds. Or one too many balls […]

  • I Crashed

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Thirty Eight] This morning I full on crashed. Lashed out at my partner. Screamed. Howled. And then slept for hours. In the midst of it, though, I reached out to the doctor’s office and told them I was Not Good ™. Then, because I was asleep and didn’t answer […]

  • Posts

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Thirty Five] A friend reached out the other day, “Hey, you still managing? Haven’t seen a blog post in a bit. Not that I cyber stalk you or anything.” And they’re right. I’m not okay. This whole OMG WE’RE MOVING TO AMERICA IN AUGUST thing is really running me […]

  • Psst. Hey, You.

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Ninety] I love you. That’s it. That’s the whole post.