August 31, 2014
Visiting with my Daughter

Visiting with my Daughter

My daughter just left after visiting with me for a few hours.  She says she wants to be more responsible.  I really hope she is.  We talked a bit about lots of different things.  She told me a bit more about her boyfriend.  I told her she’d have to start budgeting once they get an apartment.  I could help her with that.  I told her she could also talk to the Community Mental Health worker and…

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August 29, 2014
Letting Myself Enjoy Life

Letting Myself Enjoy Life

"Skateboard" by jscreationzs/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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I enjoyed watching my son practicing his skateboard tricks in the driveway tonight.  I don’t usually let myself enjoy things like that.  I don’t know why.  It felt so nice for a change.  Usually all I can think of is “I just wanna go inside and go on the computer.”  I count the minutes until I can go in.  But it wasn’t like that tonight.  He…

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August 29, 2014
Final days to submit a paragraph for the BPD anthology to share your journey.

Final days to submit a paragraph for the BPD anthology to share your journey.

Final days to submit a paragraph for the BPD anthology to share your journey..

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August 28, 2014
Dinner with my Daughter and her Boyfriend

Dinner with my Daughter and her Boyfriend

My daughter and her boyfriend stayed for supper tonight.  My husband and son don’t sit at the table with me, so it was just the three of us.  He seems nice enough.  He was very polite.

My daughter ate most of her supper then made herself a Hot Pocket.  She took a bite of it, then left the rest.  She left the other one sitting on counter, thawing out.  I had to put it away.  I hope she learns not…

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August 28, 2014
Top Ten Things I Am Grateful For:

Top Ten Things I Am Grateful For:

Here are the Top Ten Things that Joyce Savage is Grateful For (in no particular order), as suggested by a friend:

  1. food
  2. clothing
  3. shelter
  4. family
  5. friends
  6. my counsellor
  7. the Peer Support Centre
  8. music
  9. my blog
  10. my readers

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August 28, 2014
Top Ten Things Bothering Me:

Top Ten Things Bothering Me:

Here are the Top Ten Things Bothering Joyce Savage (in no particular order):

  1. money
  2. weight
  3. fatigue
  4. music
  5. my son’s quirks
  6. my daughter moving out
  7. not eating together
  8. Christmas
  9. no company allowed
  10. Marital problems

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August 28, 2014
Crying Won’t Help Anyways

Crying Won’t Help Anyways

I know that, even if I could cry about the things that are bothering me, it wouldn’t change anything.  That’s what makes it so hard.  That’s most of the reason why I can’t cry.  It feels like nobody cares anyways because, if they did, they would change.  It’s just something silly to them but to me it’s absolutely not.  It means everything to me.

I feel like I’m losing everything.  And I can never…

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August 28, 2014
Wanting to Cry

I have felt like crying for months now, but I haven’t cried for several months.  I almost wish something bad would happen so that I would have an excuse to cry.  That sounds horrible and stupid writing this down.  But I want to cry so badly and I feel like there’s nothing bad enough in my life that I have a right to cry about.  There are some things that might be bad enough to cry about but I…

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August 27, 2014
Moving Out – Where?

Our daughter says she’s moving in with her boyfriend at the end of the month.  But they don’t have an apartment yet. 

Moving Out – Where?

Our daughter says she’s moving in with her boyfriend at the end of the month.  But they don’t have an apartment yet. 

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August 27, 2014
Black Box Warning: Good or Bad?

Black Box Warning: Good or Bad?

Originally posted on Pride in Madness:

HealthyPlace posted an article today from FiercePharma about the black box warnings on antidepressants that state that children, youth and young adults are at an increased risk for suicidality (thoughts and behaviours) while on the drugs.

Here’s an example of the black box warning.

black box warning

The article on FiercePharma reports that since the addition of black…

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