Medication, Monsters, and Myths

I see my therapist every Wednesday morning and this week we decided we’d step down to biweekly visits. I’m a little nervous about this, but I think it will be for the best.

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Happy New Year!

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s resolutions. I don’t think there’s a wrong time to set a goal for self-improvement.

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Bowling and Blue Hair

My hands are blue. So is my hair. My parents are going to be thrilled. Luckily for them, the dye will come out in one wash.

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Katherine’s Guide for Holding onto Your Fraying Sanity

Sometimes, I feel like I’m walking a knife’s edge, constantly on the verge of falling back into psychosis. Last night when my magical amulet/lightbulb broke, I was hysterical. For about five minutes. As soon as the shock wore off, I realized I was fine. Why is it so hard to stay grounded in reality? I have no idea.

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Monsters, Men, and Modern-Day Magic

I was never sure if the lightbulb was a magical amulet or just something I needed to take to Lowe’s so I could find a match for the burnt-out fixture in my bedroom. Once I put it in my purse, I felt very sure that it must never leave my possession.

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Came to Believe

Why did God abandon me? Where is God? I thought as I cried during church yesterday morning.

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A Safe Haven

I joined Alcoholics Anonymous when I was nineteen or twenty. I was, as the Big Book puts it, “Hardly more than a potential alcoholic,” but I felt I needed help.

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