Coping

How are you feeling? What are your plans for tomorrow? Welcome to the thirteenth edition of my “Gatekeeping” blog series. I shared the back story of these simple and yet powerful questions in this post. It’s been almost another two years since we last did some Gatekeeping here. And again, I can hardly believe I let that […]

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Happy 9th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Another year around the sun. Another year since you were here. It’s been 9 years since I carried you. 9 years since you were born and died. 9 years since your family held you in our arms. And no matter how much time passes, you are never far from […]

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Today I will start with 1/3 of the dose I had been taking. I began stepping down off of my medication for anxiety last week. Week 1, during which I took 2/3 of the dose, went well. I am hyper aware of my emotions, trying to see if I notice significant differences or side effects. […]

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I’ve been considering this for awhile. I’ve consulted with loved ones, as well my therapist and PCP. I’ve been mindful of my daily activities, interactions, relationships, triggers and stressors, trying to imagine how they might feel differently. And I’ve come to a decision. After over 3 years taking Fluoxetine (a.k.a. Prozac), an antidepressant that has […]

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“You changed the picture,” she said as she walked out of our powder room. “It’s a great of you two, I just loved the old one.” “Did you noticed what else changed?” I asked. “We moved out the magazine rack (with periodicals to browse, mostly from late 2007/early 2008).” Awhile back a good friend pointed […]

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I was walking up the stairs to check on them, when I overheard Abby tell her friend (who was over for their first playdate, at our home) that she wanted to talk about her sister in Heaven. I paused on the stairs and quietly listened to the conversation that followed. Abby explained that her sister […]

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