My Dog Isn’t an A**hole (and Other Things I Want You to Know)

I have a hard-to-miss dog. Standing at about 30 inches tall and possibly 80 percent boney legs, he's average for a greyhound but appears to have more in common with a deer than a standard dog. He's also incredibly gentle and easy to pet, so he tends to make lots of friends wherever we go. Our … Continue reading My Dog Isn’t an A**hole (and Other Things I Want You to Know)

I Tried It: Using a Mindfulness App to Manage My Anxiety

"Mindfulness" is one of those terms - like "light exercise" or "gratitude journal" - that you get used to hearing often when you go public with your mental illness. To be honest, I've historically been pretty dependent upon prescription medications for relief, and while that might not be ideal, I'm less than enthusiastic about most other methods…particularly … Continue reading I Tried It: Using a Mindfulness App to Manage My Anxiety

When Your Doctors (and the Internet) Think You’re Faking It

Despite years of frequenting psychiatrists' and psychologists' offices, I never really felt like I was "crazy" until I tried to get help for my chronic pain.  It's been about 16 months since the journey really began. It started with my primary doctor, who sent me for chest scans, heart scans, a gallbladder study, and a … Continue reading When Your Doctors (and the Internet) Think You’re Faking It