A Little Fun with Procrastination

I’ve been reading a book recently by Allie Brosh entitled Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened. The first two chapters (Warning Signs and The Simple Dog) were okay – but I found chapter three (Motivation) hilarious and insightful. May I share? Good.… Continue reading

Dear God, Where Did Those Stormclouds Come From?

I hate to admit it. I have been doing well better than well.1Maybe a few months, which isn’t that long – but it is long for me. There have been ups and downs, life still throws me for a loop on a regular basis, but overall I’ve had more up… Continue reading

Five Weeks of Light Therapy

Introduction I’ve been blogging over the last number of weeks about my experiences with light therapy. I now have six full weeks of data – one week demonstrating what was a typical pre-light therapy nap pattern and the other five post-light therapy nap pattern. The aggregate data seems to indicate… Continue reading

The Hidden Price of Greatness

I recently finished a small volume entitled The Hidden Price of Greatness by Ray Beeson and Ranelda Mack Hunsicker. It is subtitled, “Encouragement from the lives of well-known Christians whose suffering produced spiritual growth.” The book, including bibliography clocks in at 169 pp. I’ll be honest, I didn’t read the volume… Continue reading

Have Mercy On Me

Who and Why JJ Heller has been, without contest, the most important musical artist in my struggles with anxiety. I’m listening to her song Have Mercy on Me and bawling my eyes out…something which I’ve been doing little of in recent weeks.1For a long time I needed to cry, but then… Continue reading

Oooohhh, that Makes Me So MAD!

I feel so angry right now…and I’m trying to practice acceptance…I’m trying to accept that this is just the way it is, that I can work towards a different tomorrow, but that I can’t change the past. That I have to accept my limitations and while I want to overcome… Continue reading

Week 2: On Light Therapy

Introduction I recently blogged about my first week or so on light therapy using a light box. There were some impressive improvements – the time I spent napping was cut by over 50% as were the number of naps I took. This week provides some less optimistic, but still positive,… Continue reading

When My Heart Aches…A Prayer.

This is from an old book I stumbled upon that contains several hundred prayers by Floyd W. Tomkins – an individual whom I know nothing about, other than that his heart for God shines through in every prayer. This is not his entire prayer (though his prayers are short –… Continue reading

Is This What Normal Feels Like?

I’ve struggled throughout my life with OCD – for which I now take 60 mg daily of Prozac. I’ve struggled with ADD – for which I now take 20 mg daily of Adderall XR (extended release). I’ve struggled with dysthymia and major depressive episodes – for which I now take… Continue reading

Do We All Have OCD?

Inevitably, when I share that I have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) someone says, “I think we all have some OCD.” I imagine that most people are trying to normalize my experience – that is – make me feel like I’m not alone. Unfortunately, it can oftentimes come across to me (and… Continue reading