Category Archives: depression

Blue Christmas

I’ve been feeling out of sorts all day long. I kept putting off writing this post, then I decided to write about how I feel. I’m in the midst of a separation but not actually living in separate spaces yet. … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage of Desire by Alison Gresik

I had to re-read this book before I put it on the list of Books That Should Be on Your List. It had been a while, so I wanted to see if Alison’s story stood the test of a little … Continue reading

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What the Heck Is Sick Lit?

That is an unfamiliar term I noticed in passing while reading Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things. The mother of one of the main characters was reading a novel for her book club that she called “sick lit.” So, of course, … Continue reading

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Caregivers’ Blues

I’ve been trying to figure out how to review this book. I definitely get that it’s black humor, and I didn’t LOL when I was reading it. But I also didn’t STOP reading until it was over. I can totally … Continue reading

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Am I the only creative person with a disability or a chronic illness who has this problem? I can’t seem to help myself. Now that I have started requesting copies of books to review, it’s getting out of control. I … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Writing Self

I’ve been struggling with my writing process for a while, and Andi showed me why. I’ve been trying to do what other people do in their writing lives, and it simply doesn’t work for me. I need routines, rituals, and … Continue reading

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Quick! Check This Out Before The Price Goes Up!

Before I got too far into it, I had to stop reading and post to my friends on Facebook about this book. I have friends who share her illnesses and others who are writers and some who fit both categories. … Continue reading

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Books Are My Friends

I’ve spent more time than usual lately reading. I’ve been reading and reviewing on Amazon and Goodreads. It helps me feel a certain kind of comfort, introducing my friends to others. I’m NOT organized, but I like filing and shelving … Continue reading

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Hiding Behind a Mask

I’ve been seeing commercials for one of those new psych meds that doctors add to a medication to help it along. Since we talk about barriers to creativity when you’re disabled, let’s bring this one up. Depression that isn’t treated … Continue reading

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Apparently I Don’t Like Change

I’m struggling to do things in my life differently than I ever have before. I’m trying to believe that there are people out there who are reading this blog, so I keep going, no matter what is trying to keep … Continue reading

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