Category Archives: Insomnia

Sobriety is a Yawner

For today’s back-yard birding photo, I bring you the Blue Jay. Larger than most bird-feeder birds, Blue Jays are noisy and aggressive. They’re also fairly comedic and fun to watch. You’ll notice this Blue Jay had lowered his crest, which … Continue reading

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My Key to Freedom

I hate being a lawyer. There. I said it. Out loud. I fucking hate being a lawyer. I dread getting out of bed in the morning. I feel utter despair when I think about doing this job for Ten More … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Dying, Exercise & Fitness, Grief, Health, Insomnia, Meditation/Mindfulness, Overactive Bladder, walking, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Finding Flow

I am in the midst of an epic battle with myself to re-find my rhythm. My flow. I’ve had it at several intervals over the past decade, but I haven’t regained it since I rid myself of Mack nearly three … Continue reading

Posted in Death and Grief, Exercise & Fitness, Great Bear Rainforest, Healing, Health, Hiking, Insomnia, Nature, Orcas Island, Overactive Bladder, Travel, walking, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

What’s a Viibryd?

I saw Dr. McEnroe on Monday and told him I stopped taking the Abilify ten days ago. Since stopping it, I’ve felt a little anxious, but thought maybe it was just a side effect from getting off the drug. Apparently … Continue reading

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Abilify Withdrawal

I’ve scoured the internet, and there’s a dearth of information on the topic of Abilify withdrawal. Hopefully this will help those searching for information, if only a little. I started Abilify on February 2, 2012, on top of 300 mg … Continue reading

Posted in Abilify, Antidepressants, Death and Grief, Death of a sibling, Deplin, Depression, Insomnia, Wellbutrin | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 65 Comments