When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Thriving through Post Traumatic Stress

It disturbs me every time it happens…but the flashbacks are getting to be less prevalent. With my husband in the passenger seat, and my nine month old in the back, we passed a car accident a few days ago. The accident was over. There were several people on the side of the road. The cars Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Moving on After a Car Accident – Dealing with Driving Anxiety

My driving anxiety sometimes presents itself in the most annoying of ways. I’ve developed such strong coping mechanisms that sometimes I’m not even aware that I’m using them until someone points it out. Turns out I’ve been dealing with anxiety issues my whole life without even knowing it. When I was a child, I was Read More

When Odd Coincidences Pile Up

Avoiding a Diagnosis: Providing the Tools to Combat Mental Illness

So this was the first paragraph of an e-mail from the Goblin King a couple of days ago: I’m not sure if me dealing with peoples infidelity is a cause or concern of a so called anxiety disorder? But this is not a concern of mine now. I could see how a lack of a Read More

Pulling Teeth: More Adventures in Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

Pulling Teeth: More Adventures in Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

You’ll all recall that about three weeks ago now, I wrote a blog about trying to settle the children’s summer vacation with the Goblin King.  As you all know how cooperative he is, of course that went extremely well and we have the vacation done and settled. Yeah.  Right.  Had you there for a minute, Read More

Combating Mental Illness from the Outside 1

Combating Mental Illness from the Outside

Mental illness is a terrible thing. It wrecks families. It destroys people. And yet, there are ways to combat it: not just treatment, but also prevention. My children have inherited a genetic predisposition to mental illness. My ex-husband’s brother and his uncle were both diagnosed schizophrenics. My ex and his sister suffer from a host Read More