Tag Archives: Depression

Edwina Allan Poe

I seem to be giving the term cranky all new meaning, blaming it on the weather, but it dawned on me, I’m kinda like this all year round. All writers are moody, I’m told. I try finding comfort in this, … Continue reading

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I Love Lucy Still

I’m in a summer swoon attempting to rise above the clouds, minus a silo of alcohol. It’s hard competing with vodka on the rocks, but Lucille Ball is indeed a contender, her classic reruns beating Prozac in the antidepressant department. … Continue reading

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On The Wagon

What a dismal expression meaning, abstaining from alcohol, and guess, that’s the point. Sobering up is never pleasant. I decided I’ve been drinking too much, and alone, which is never smart. You’re better off going out having cocktails even if … Continue reading

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Outta The Box

I’ve been in a real funk lately. It happens every autumn as though a tarp has been thrown over me…so what’s a girl to do, especially if she’s not drinking? I know, I’ll go to The Corner Bookshop, sit on … Continue reading

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The Mean Reds…Fighting Depression

I’ve loved this expression ever since reading it in Truman Capote’s classic, Breakfast At Tiffany’s…what he called his version of having the blues. In the book, Holly Golightly, our famous heroine, goes to Tiffany to chase those blues away. Even … Continue reading

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The Healing Power Of Animals

I’m sad. Why? I’m not quite sure, though I could list a few possibilities. I’m coming off medication again so my body is a little under siege. How little? As if it’s being hurled out of a twelve-story window. Though … Continue reading

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Filling The Hole

What hole am I referring to? The one in my head of course. No, you’re thinking, certainly she jests (sort of). I’m speaking of that cavernous place sometimes called, God-sized, we tend filling up with the wrong thing like drugs … Continue reading

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Tuesdays With Mittens – Part 2

I will reiterate what I penned in Tuesdays With Mittens – Part 1. She was a cat I had way back when that I decided to honor with a silly essay…it continues… “Watch your mouth young lady, you’re from Connecticut … Continue reading

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A Case Of The Blues

I don’t really know what’s the matter with me but I’ve been waking up every morning feeling like Billy Holiday. It’s a pity I can’t sing. I’m experiencing a low-grade siege of sadness I can’t seem to shake. A mourning … Continue reading

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That Patch of Sun

In 12 Step there’s a saying…            ‘move a muscle, change a thought.’ In other words, when something is troubling you don’t just sit home, go out because something you see will undoubtedly alter your mood. If you … Continue reading

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