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Stop the world Take a picture Try to capture To ensure this moment lasts We’re still in it, but in a minute – That’s the limit – and this present will be past ~ Sankoff and Hein (Come from Away) As you enter this second year of being a teen, I find myself wanting to […]

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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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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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You. Are. A. Teenager. Holy Cow! And… The Cubs made the playoffs/are predicted to win the World Series! Two things I am not sure if I believed would ever happen… Okay, I knew, or should I say hoped, you’d see this day eventually, as much as you don’t care for the number 13. I just […]

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Every now and then I find a song that touches my heart and soul so deeply that I cannot stop listening to it. Even less often I find a story or a soundtrack, in this case both, that has the same effect on me. This is Hamilton. It’s only been about a week since I starting […]

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