Day 691, Transition

  Transitioning from one antidepressant to another is my main goal for now.  Today is my first day without Imipramine since starting to take it.  So far, so good.  No depression yet or any other weird withdrawal effect.  Since I am on the lowest possible dose, my doctor said to take it every other day Read More …

Day 579, How Do You Adapt to the War With COVID-19?

Colorado Official State Web Portal (April 5, 2020)   Sunday Morning   Many of you are probably getting cabin fever by now.  Almost all U.S. states have reported at least one death from COVID-19, and all fifty have reported at least one case.   Most of us are asking, “When will this end?”  Let us Read More …

Day 489, Ten Activities to Spice Your Morning Ritual

“Where is the energized, heightened, exhilarated pulse one would expect from such a chosen and capable people?  Why do we not hear more laughter and life?  Where is the vibrant, mad fury and passion of the fully engaged human?  Where are the people burning with charisma and joy and magnetism?  Where is the appreciation for Read More …

Day 362, Self-Encouragement

Day 362, Self-Encouragement   “Self-encouragement is critical because others around us do not always know exactly what encouragement we need.  Our “support” group may even discourage us.  Our “coach” may lead us in the wrong direction.  We usually know exactly what we need to hear.  When we wait to hear encouragement from others, we usually Read More …

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body

Day 346, Beef Tenderloin, Breakfast, and the Bite of Lithium on the Body   Friday Morning   Lithium disrupts the functions of protein kinase C, causing many of its troubling side effects.  However, the over-activity of protein kinase C dismantles the function of the prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that most makes us Read More …

Day 242, Taming My Inner Voice

Day 242, Taming My Inner Voice   Morning   Today is Day Three in my quest to tame my inner voice.   Yesterday, I drove my husband to the bank again.  We ate at the Corner Bakery Cafe nearby while we were waiting for a bank employee.  Our meal was not dairy or gluten-free, but Read More …

Day 227, Values for Action

Day 227, Values for Action   Replace “I should” with “I will” and you can change your life.  Replace “I will” with “I am” and you can change the world. ~Jay Taylor   Morning   How can I make Good Friday a good Good Friday?  I am feeling better today.   I have been working Read More …