On Defining Normal

My psychiatrist has been increasing my mood stabilizer dose steadily since I began taking it almost four months ago. Each time I visit him, he asks me questions to gauge how well the medication is working for me. The questions are sometimes challenging for me to answer because the endpoint isn't clear. Where am I… Continue reading On Defining Normal


Home Alone

My husband and kids went out of town for the weekend. For twelve years, I'd neither traveled alone nor stayed at home alone overnight, and here I was with a whole weekend of quiet, responsible for no one but myself. I knew I would like it, but I thought that pleasure would be tempered by… Continue reading Home Alone