Coming Alive

I feel like this particular post has taken the better part of twenty years to compose. Many are already aware of this, but for those who aren’t: I first started struggling with mental health issues in my teen years. Family problems, spiritual struggles, physical maladies, and destructive natural tendencies plagued me…and they all seemed to converge in the development of severe anxiety, depression, and OCD … Continue reading Coming Alive

Living with Lethargy

Lethargy – noun, plural lethargies 1. The quality or state of being drowsy and dull, listless and unenergetic, or indifferent and lazy; apathetic or sluggish inactivity. 2. Pathology. an abnormal state or disorder characterized by overpowering drowsiness or sleep. I struggle a lot with lethargy. It’s been an unwanted companion of my depression for many years. I have to fight to get up in … Continue reading Living with Lethargy

A Magnet and Mindfulness

Tock tock tock tock tock tock tock tock. The magnet makes this repetitive sound as it works on my brain. It doesn’t hurt – it’s just a little uncomfortable at times. But I’m really hoping and praying that these TMS (Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatments are going to help with my severe depression. A good thing is that my psychiatrist uses the time that I’m receiving … Continue reading A Magnet and Mindfulness