Still Clearing Clutter, Kid Updates, and Other Ponderings

The holidays have a way of making me turn inward. I find everything about them overstimulating and just...too much. When I look back, I realize they've always had this effect on me, but since becoming a parent, the overstimulating factor is amplified. While some people surge into high gear, I become slower and more methodic. … Continue reading Still Clearing Clutter, Kid Updates, and Other Ponderings

How to Get Out of a Funk — A Few Tips from a Serious Attempter

1 — Send the husband and children off to school and work.  This is crucial. I can not stress enough the importance of not having to attend to little people and/or big ones.  They must go. 2 — Eat something for breakfast.  Put something in your system. This morning I had a Clifbar, an apple … Continue reading How to Get Out of a Funk — A Few Tips from a Serious Attempter

Running; Anxiety Update; Neck, Shoulders, and Back Issues

So, quickly.......I got some super-nice comments, emails, etc., from people sharing their stories of depression and anxiety, and I just have to say that hearing from you guys restores my faith in humanity. Thank you!I have not managed to get to the doctor, yet. I called to make an appointment and learned that my favorite … Continue reading Running; Anxiety Update; Neck, Shoulders, and Back Issues