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Lithium-Laced Fire

Jess Down with the Sickness (Mental Health), Health & Fitness, Massey Approach to Recovery, Medical Maladies (Physical Health), My Marriage, Organization, Personal Care 1 Comment

Since I started this blog, I have been diagnosed with a major illness (diabetes), begun to contact grad schools, fallen into a deep depression, finally settled a major lawsuit I have been battling for over two and a half years, researched and set up an appointment with a new psychiatrist, and had my first two evaluation sessions for Transcranial Magnetic …

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Soundtrack to My Life: The Beginning

Jess Change Your World, Down with the Sickness (Mental Health), Following My Dreams, Fun & Rec, Make a Difference, My Heart has a BEAT (Music), My Marriage Leave a Comment

[cs_content]“To change the world, starts with one step. And however small, the first step is hardest of all.”Dave Matthews I love Dave Matthews Band (that will probably make you have some sort of strong reaction toward me). My husband proposed to me at a Dave Matthews festival in Chicago in 2012. He got me the tickets for my birthday, which ...
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One Helluva Ride

Jess Change Your World, Down with the Sickness (Mental Health), Following My Dreams, I Make Poor Choices, Medical Maladies (Physical Health), My Marriage, The Bipolar Roamer (Travel) 1 Comment

Things are not good. It’s 2:00 AM. I’m drinking again, and listening to Johnny Cash—a dangerous combination. I’ve been fighting this depression for weeks, months, maybe years. I don’t remember the last time I was fully “happy.” I’ve been content, or happy for a short time, or satisfied, and I’m really good at faking it; but down-to-my-core-joyful for an extended …