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Autumn in San Francisco

Today’s post is by guest blogger Rob Goldstein of Art by Rob Goldstein. I enjoy Rob’s blog because of the variety of topics he covers. On any day you may find he posted about Art, Politics, Photography, GLBTQ Issues, Mental Health and more. Thank you Rob for sharing these beautiful photos from around San Francisco: I love Autumn in San…

Trapped Inside My Own Mind

I published a post last week titled Trapped. It was a quick rant about how miserable I was feeling. I don’t rant very often on this blog. Today my intent is to share what I’m feeling, but hopefully in a more coherent way. I hope I succeed. Our President Elect I’ve made it clear since Trump’s election win that Maurice…

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Weekly Wrap-Up December 05, 2016

Mood I thought things would get better and I couldn’t have been more wrong. This past week was a living hell. On Tuesday I posted an article titled Trapped because that’s how I was feeling. My depression got very bad and I was feeling trapped in many ways. Primarily my feeling of entrapment was from my desire to leave the…

Lessons I Learned – Throwback

/ Today’s Throwback is from December 2013 The other day Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. who is an Associate Editor at Psych Central posted an excellent article titled “The Biggest Lesson I’ve Learned in Managing My Bipolar Disorder.” Upon reading the article I was pleased to find that I pretty much learned the same lessonsr. Below are each of the lessons she…

Damn Depression is Back Again

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That’s how I feel. I’ve had this depression that I’ve been unable to shake off for weeks. I believed it was because of Trump winning the election, but now I know that was only the catalyst. The reason I feel trapped, as most of you know, I want to leave the country. Actually, that’s not necessarily true. I feel trapped…

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Becoming an Expat

Expat For those unfamiliar with the word expat, Wikipedia defines it as An expatriate (often shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of their citizenship Maurice and I are still in discussion regarding leaving the U.S. of A. It’s not going to happen tomorrow, next month, or next year, but it…

Weekly Wrap-Up November 28, 2016

Mood Still going up and down with depression. I’m fine for a little while and then I remember who our next president will be and depression hits hard. This doesn’t have as much to do with politics as it does the man himself. Trump is vile, vulgar and a narcissistic who is surrounding himself with some of the scourge of…

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Weekly Wrap-Up November 21, 2016

Mood Some time has passed since the election, so it’s no surprise that my depression has somewhat lifted as well. The keyword being “somewhat.” My God I wish it was gone. Sometimes I think it has and then I’ll realize I spent an hour staring at the wall. I sigh so regularly that Maurice keeps asking me what’s wrong because…