On bad days, I take the win where I can.

I slept last night. I still feel like hell today though. I'm just grumpy today. I have things I know I need to do, but no motivation to do them. It really doesn't help matters any that Lynn woke up with a migraine again, so I'm having to cover the store until she feels functional. … Continue reading On bad days, I take the win where I can.

Suicide vs suicidal; Thankful for friends who break the stigma of suicide and mental illness.

With the weather warming up and the sun shining, it feels like we have finally entered spring proper. The weather in this area has been nasty over the past couple of weeks. Wind storms. Snow. Things have definitely been unsettled, but things seem to have turned a corner. Nothing is permanent. Not the weather, not … Continue reading Suicide vs suicidal; Thankful for friends who break the stigma of suicide and mental illness.

Learning to treat the symptoms of my mental health…

Wow, today has been long. Up and out early to get the summer rubber put onto the car, then a meeting in Coronation followed by taking over at the store for the day. I did manage to get some work done at the store today. I managed to write up my meeting from this morning, … Continue reading Learning to treat the symptoms of my mental health…

Today got derailed, but that’s ok…

Well, this morning got derailed, but that's okay. My plan for this morning was to get a workout in and then catch up on my blog and email. Instead I had to cut the workout short because I got a phone call requesting I get some photos for the paper, and they were time sensitive. … Continue reading Today got derailed, but that’s ok…

Regaining my equilibrium

Today was definitely a challenge, but I made it through. The hardest part of the day was running the audio/video board at the church today for a friend's funeral. On top of everything else over the last couple of days, it was tough. With where my mind is it would be way too easy to … Continue reading Regaining my equilibrium

The long view….

The path of mental illness recovery is not easy, nor is it a straight line of improvement. It can feel at times like a wide open highway, yet in a brief moment it can turn 90 degrees and turn into a winding goat path, with sheer cliff face on one side, and an epic drop … Continue reading The long view….

Finding company in the shadows.

Yesterday was long and exhausting. I attended a suicide, trauma and mindfulness in first responders workshop in Red Deer yesterday. It made for an early morning, as the all day event started at 0800, and concluded around 1630. It was definitely a worthwhile day. The speaker is someone who has lived with the trauma of … Continue reading Finding company in the shadows.