Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Putting the funk in dysfunction since 1966

So I'm in therapy now, you know. Working on some things. Given that I am high-strung and pessimistic by nature, we're trying to lower my base level of OH MY GOD WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!1!!1!!11!!! and raise my base level of Everything Is Awesome! <3 kittens !1 rainbows! so that when little disasters hit (my grandpa is in the hospital! my kid is a full week behind on homework!)(these are things I found out today!) I don't go off the deep end and start looking for ways to fake my own death or whatever.



I'll keep you posted.


  1. Some things you cannot change such as your grandpa's health and being a week behind in homework is not the end of the world. Are you still exercising? Helps a lot as does walking and meditating to focus on what you can do.

    Love and hugs


  2. What Audrey said.

    FWIW, my kid is a week behind in her English homework and at her school, this means she could flunk the course. This makes my heart hurt because English is what I do.

    I also agree about the exercise. The last time my kids were making me mental, I dropped my son off at his cello lesson, drove home, did a Jillian, and went back to get him--covered in sweat but much less stressed.


  3. My two adult children are now living with us. I can't believe I'm NOT in therapy.

    I agree with Audrey ^ walking is also good therapy.

  4. Oh yes I agree too ... go out, walk, exercise, do something ... I am just like you and one of these things ALWAYS help.
    Feel better!

  5. I ended up in therapy when my daughter (now 12) was 3. Something about the hormonal changes had bumped my normal low-level social anxiety into panic attacks. No amount of self-talk would help. After a couple of severe over-reactions to minor issues, my husband and best friend held an intervention :-) Lexapro has helped me a lot --I can't say all the anxiety is gone, but I don't have actual anxiety attacks anymore.

  6. Well, faking your own death is better than actually doing it. Good luck with therapy! It's the right thing to do! You have A LOT of stress!