Category Archives: GAD

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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The Battle

I posted this on Facebook about a week ago. My Michael has encouraged me to share it here even though I haven’t posted in 14 months. I’ve been debating it for the past few days but was inspired by the … 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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Day 14

“A song that reminds you of your boyfriend/girlfriend.” I love my Michael. When we first started getting serious I told him we needed to talk, privately. He came and picked me up and we drove to the park. We sat … Continue reading

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Day 13

“A song that reminds you of a former friend.” This one is tough. Unfortunately, since being diagnosed with PTSD and deciding to deal with it by going to therapists, taking time off work, taking medications and a acknowledging the difficulties … Continue reading

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Day 09

“A song that makes you hopeful.” This one’s really hard for me. Hope is a feeling that usually eludes me. Depression and anxiety seem to overshadow any sense of hope I have. Mike constantly reminds me that there is much … Continue reading

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Day 07

Day 07 is “A song that reminds you of the past summer.” That wasn’t too hard to come up with. Last summer I had a really tough time with anxiety and panic attacks. So bad I couldn’t leave the house … Continue reading

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Day 04

Day 4 of the 25 songs, 25 Days challenge is “A song that calms you down.” Being someone who suffers with anxiety and panic attacks having a song that would calm me down would be great. Unfortunately, such a beast … Continue reading

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