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Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2019

Progress

It was family visitation day today. I got to spend time with hubby and baby. We had a picnic in the garden. The meds are starting to work and I’m feeling less anxious. I’m also more present in the moment. I really enjoyed my time with them. Progress! Cheers. Advertisements

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Snoeffels

Red Sam (Yosemite Sam) is truly touched in the head. He shaved his head because he’s convinced that his roomate is making passes at him. “Gays can’t resist a redhead!”, he complained. His roomate is a flamboyant fellow with fabulous dyed hair. He is in matric. He says he was sent here because his parents […]

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Looney Tunes

The old school of thought has it that depression is “the common cold” of mental illness. A newer school of thought reckons that bi-polar mood disorder is more common than was previously thought. All the schools seem to agree that mental illness is common. That means you probably know someone who has some or other […]

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Motor mouth

My breastpump speaks to me. No, really, this is a truly sane thought (she said while chilling on the crazy farm). But, I am not alone on this, believe me. I checked google. Anyways, during one of the many lonely agonizing hours’ I spend in the tiny ward kitchen, extracting milk from my bosom, my […]

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Repsychle

My psychiatrist is a zany, bubbly personality. Never finishes a sentence, always three steps ahead! She wears this bright orange lipstick that never seems to stick on her lips. More like chinstick! But what an amazing soul! She brightens my mornings! This morning, she said something profound: “We tend to recycle yesterday and rehearse tomorrow.” […]

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Colour code

By way of anecdote, in the dinner queue just now, this lady quips, “Oh! But you’re so cute!”. Only to hurriedly add that she meant that in a good way, “I love your curls and you have such beautiful eyes”, she gushed.  Perhaps, it had something to do with her having seen me colouring in […]

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Taste my fear

Today I came to a rather interesting realisation. And, to illustrate, the words of our couples councellor rang true: “Being is better than doing”. Yesterday, I had time to kill between sessions. So, with nothing better to do, I sat in a quaint little enclave in the bustling passageway of the ward. I sat facing […]

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Caught must-arbating

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/think-well/201009/feeling-angry-or-guilty-maybe-its-time-stop-shoulding Food for thought in psych therapy today. I am a slave to “must-arbation” and “shoulding”. All part of my unrealistic expectation subtext. It’s really quite disempowering. Life is passing me by. Cheers. Advertisements

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