The Winter Of My Discontent

Finding The End of Unhappiness

“The intrusive thought. The needling lack of logic. The obsession. The anxiety. They do not yield, but you can get better at ignoring it.” Hayden Carroll Hello, Readers! Welcome to my blog series, The My Mental Health Series. My hope with the series is to educate, advocate, and to let people know that they are …

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“Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of York;And all the clouds that lour’d upon our houseIn the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” -Richard III by William Shakespeare Welcome to the Winter of My Discontent In honor of purchasing the domain for my site last week, I decided to …

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That’s the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key. Elizabeth Wurtzel Hello, Readers! Welcome to my first …

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Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life. Anne Roiphe I wasn’t going to post again until Tuesday but, earlier this evening, I got word that my beloved grandmother is not long for our world and I wanted to post a poem for her. I can’t tell …

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Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. Roy T. Bennett Whew! I’ve been busy, my friends! As of today, The Winter Blog has a brand new web address, thewinterofmydiscontent.com!! I’m sticking with the same look for …

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The more up-to-date the information, the more valuable it is. Katie Jacobs Stanton As we’ve already covered, the last week of September 2020, I was diagnosed with several co-occurring mental disorders (you can find my diagnosis post here). At 38 years old, I was finally getting the answers I had been seeking my whole life. Most …

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To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. Winston Churchill From ADDitude Magazine: Hyperfocus refers to an intense fixation on an interest or activity for an extended period of time. People who experience hyperfocus often become so engrossed they block out the world …

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Has my brain health affected my friendships? I ran across an article the other day about how ADHD (and other brain illnesses and disorders) affect a person’s ability to make and sustain friendships. The article brought …

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I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. Maya Angelou In May, I started this blog, hot and heavy. I was in the long process of telling my story and things just…stopped. I couldn’t write anymore. Honestly, the things that I was …

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The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation. Eudora Welty At some point in the early aughts, I asked a provider that I was seeing if we could please finally find out what was wrong with …

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