Tag: mental health

  • 2020-12-17 One Way to Save a Life

    2020-12-17 One Way to Save a Life

    It’s December 17 again. I see the calendar and think, “This day again.” We all have them. A day in time, a date on the calendar we recognize immediately, a date that takes us back to the past. We may have several, but for me, December 17 will always be a day that gives me […]

  • 2020-12-13 “We Will Send a Car to Find You…

    2020-12-13 “We Will Send a Car to Find You…

    … if you ever lose your way.” Last night I took my FitBit off because I went to bed somewhat early and realized that text messages buzzing my wrist were keeping me from precious sleep. Consequently I have no idea how long I was asleep or what my sleep score was. I know I put […]

  • 2020-12-07 I’ve Got Crocodiles Now

    2020-12-07 I’ve Got Crocodiles Now

    I don’t have much. My attention span feels thin today. Reading Poem-a-day, something about a duplex, I’m left uninspired by the language and really wondering when “This” will appear. Some days are like that and I just want to let it be. I’m giving myself a pep-talk as I write this. You can do it. […]

  • 2020-11-16 The Distance is Taking a Toll

    2020-11-16 The Distance is Taking a Toll

    I can’t reach my oxygen mask. Blurry, I stretch toward yellow and white plastic dangling near me. But its A rotten banana peel hanging from an empty Wal-Mart sack. It turns brown as the tips of my fingers poke at it, trying to get a grip. I read a poem about a boy revered by […]

  • 2020-11-04 A Body Waiting to Exhale

    2020-11-04 A Body Waiting to Exhale

    No surprise this weeks posts are full of anxiety and thoughts about coping with things out of control. I might have previously professed that my aim is to steer clear of political conversation but it’s all but impossible, I’m afraid. I had a sliver of hope that yesterday would bring some relief, but still we […]

  • 2020-11-03 Cheers to Mediocre Sex

    2020-11-03 Cheers to Mediocre Sex

    Guess what? It’s before 6AM and I’ve been awake for almost two hours (surprise, surprise). I woke from a disturbing dream just after 4am and proceeded to think about what it meant and everything else. The election, my angst, my headache, not being in Texas , my friend taking her kitty to the ER last […]

  • 2020-11-02 Dealing with Uncertainty (or what to do when the world is bananas) 🍌

    2020-11-02 Dealing with Uncertainty (or what to do when the world is bananas) 🍌

    Last week I sold a car. While I was waiting in the waiting room for the paperwork to be completed, I cruised through a bunch of unopened emails. My version of wasting time which does not involve looking at social media. Lately I’ve subscribed to a lot of newsletters and communications from literary publications. I […]

  • 2020-10-04 On Days Like Today

    2020-10-04 On Days Like Today

    On days like today I’m reminded how my son never wants to go outside. He resists it each and every time that I’ve suggested it, reliable as day turning to night as the sun slides down the sky. It always frustrates me because the outdoors has so much to offer. I ask myself as much […]