Tag Archives: depression

RIP Another brilliant human

I dream of running teams of art therapists and teachers to drop in to crisis areas (most of the planet?) to help humans work through things individually and as communities, because people who are emotionally wounded need to heal. All … Continue reading

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Float therapy #5

I fell asleep in the sensory deprivation tank today, it was amazing. Usually I just enjoy the time, but I was exhausted, and as soon as I got comfortable and turned the light out, I was out as well. Interestingly … Continue reading

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Super blue

In a sunny blooming park I ran another 5k this morning. I was craving the happy chemical release, and hoping the challenge would distract from the mental circles I keep running in. Physical exertion can distract me from how broken … Continue reading

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Solid illusion

I never thought I would be able to read the same way again after some of the drugs that were prescribed for me. What a relief to fully have my books back again, to be able to plow through 500 … Continue reading

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Moving at speed

The joy of vacation days; it’s divine to have paid time off, I’m so grateful. Even though I can’t use cannabis, I’m doing other things to get my stress level down; walking, biking in the sunshine, class at the gym, … Continue reading

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Don’t Wait Up

One of the best things about having such a wild CV, is that I can switch careers or jobs pretty much at will – and it’s well past time for a change. The sucky part is having to stop using … Continue reading

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Not the trendy cute kind

Day seven without cannabis and I feel like a tightly wound mess. Work is always challenging – bitchy women in a small office, lots of gossip and fighting, on top of everything else. God I miss roofing with the guys, … Continue reading

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Except for today

Between one breath and the next everything changed. I’d felt it coming for hours, but I hadn’t been able to slip away for a moment to breathe, cry, walk it out. My work is intense at times, and the pressure … Continue reading

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Letting go

What is particularly crushing about losing my car to old age, is not just how much I loved her, but that it puts a huge crimp in my volunteer work. Especially now, when the city is paralyzed by snow, and … Continue reading

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Winter lights

The Portland Winter Light Festival was completely beautiful and fun. All after dark, all over town – it really was magical. I love sculpture in general, and what a great time of year to have an event like this.  And … Continue reading

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