Category Archives: coping strategies

The Sounds of Summer

This past weekend was Victoria Day up here in The Great White North. It’s a national holiday and the kick-off to Summer (in Canada, Summer gets a capital “S” – it’s that important to us). Victoria Day is a Canadian … Continue reading

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747 360 Minutes

747 360 minutes. That’s how much time has ticked by since I have written anything of substance; anything that has meant something to me. 747 360 minutes or 519 days. I did sneak that small post in back in January, … Continue reading

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An En Suite and a Mini-Fridge

Last Monday I would have given my left arm for an en suite and a mini-fridge. You see, if I had an en suite and a stocked mini-fridge I would never have to leave the sanctity of my bedroom. A … Continue reading

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Insanity at the Madhouse

Sounds a little redundant, doesn’t it? Of course there’s insanity at the Madhouse. It’s the Madhouse!!! This is a different kind of insanity, though. In an attempt to get me out of my Madhouse bubble and stretch outside my comfort … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

I’m not really sure whether this post is ironic or coincidental. You all may have to help me out with it. Today marks my third anniversary as a blogger with WordPress. That’s pretty exciting. At least it would be if … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings

Recently I started seeing a new therapist. I like her. She’s local, which means I have a lot less driving, and she has a great rate, which means I’m not breaking the bank every week. One of the things she … Continue reading

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Sunday Funnies

This one just struck me funny.

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From Adderall to Vyvanse

For the past couple of years Rian’s been taking Adderall to help combat her ADHD symptoms, especially focus issues. She’s been complaining for about a year now that it wasn’t helpin, but I didn’t believe her. Her mood swings were … Continue reading

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Perception

I’ve been watching this TV show, Perception, about a professor who is schizophrenic and helps the FBI solve crimes. From IMDB.com: Dr. Daniel Pierce is an eccentric neuroscientist who uses his unique outlook to help the federal government solve complex … Continue reading

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Love Him As He Is

This is re-posted from The Good Men Project. It is written with profound insight by my friend, Larry, from Me, Myself and Kids. I am re-posting with Larry’s permission. He has expressed my feelings about the kids with an accuracy … Continue reading

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