Tag Archives | coping

Watching lightning makes me happy.

HAPPY LITTLE THINGS

Melancholy. Feeling blue. Despondency. Overwhelm. I wasn’t diagnosed with clinical depression until well into adulthood, but thankfully, I had by then found some small ways of coping. One of these is my Happy Little Things. Call it gratitude, thankfulness, looking for the silver lining, or just learning to stay positive. Whatever name it goes by, […]

Continue Reading 1
image

LILACS AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE: COPING WITH DEATH AT 40

My mother was diagnosed with lung cancer just over 3 years ago, a consequence of years of smoking. Due to the severity (or lack of) of the cancer and her previous medical condition, her doctor suggested radiation only. She sailed through the treatments, and was told by her oncologist that she would live a long […]

Continue Reading 0
Halloween and Birthdays 2012 080

no sick days for mom

I started to feel like my throat was getting sore. I figured it was because I was talking too much so I popped a cough drop. I was feeling really tired and achy, but I figured it was because I stayed up too late last night reading. I’ll go to bed early tonight. I started […]

Continue Reading 2