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April 30, 2018
The Guardian of Locked Cabinets: A glimpse at those that live inside me

I don’t suffer from multiple personality disorder. I am not the next Sybil. I don’t have other personalities take over my body and mind. But, I do have “friends” inside me. My therapist calls them “others”. Some professionals use the lofty term “fragmented selves”. My therapist assures me each of these “others” has my best […]

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April 23, 2018
You Did Not Say That?

This blog seems particularly timely because as I’m writing this, we’re in the heart of “March Madness” and like many other wives, I’m a basketball-widow for a few weeks. I’m writing this on a Thursday morning. That’s significant because I was told of the encounter on Sunday and I CANNOT get past it. The shock […]

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April 16, 2018
The Drop From Mania to Depression: What I Did Right, What I Can Do Better

If you suffer from bi-polar disorder or simply from “excess emotional energy” [my term], then you know the drop from happy to depressed can be triggered by something that rationally seems small, even ridiculous. Yesterday, this happened to me. I woke at 6am ready for the day, excited for the day. I had my coffee, […]

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April 9, 2018
The Drop Off: Entering Rehab

The Sixth Anniversary People have asked me what inpatient psychiatric rehab was like. I went back inside myself to remember, to feel again what it was like in that place. It’s been six years this month. I find it interesting that the exact dates are lost to me. I know I spent my anniversary and […]

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April 2, 2018
My Abominable Snowman Is Back: A Look at My Eating Disorder

I don’t often talk about my eating disorder because for the last several years, it’s been dormant. Please notice I did NOT say that it was fixed or gone or cured. Personally, I think an Eating Disorder is comparable to any addiction – it takes a minute-by-minute commitment to manage. Again, notice I didn’t use […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
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