Category: Introverts

First Two Weeks Tapering Off Antidepressants

I officially began my lower dose of Effexor XR July 23, from 150 mg to 112.5 mg (37.5 mg is the smallest capsule size). Overall withdrawal has been non-severe, which is good. First few days I did have severe tension headaches, but ibuprofen took care of that. However, I did have a couple of weird […]

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It is what it is

As I was getting ready to take a shower yesterday evening, I was thinking about life. A thought came to me: “I am 45 years old. I have, if I’m fortunate, another 45-50 or more years left on this planet.” And in that moment, I felt so small, so insignificant. And a bit scared. Just […]

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Back at it

Been gone awhile again. I have no excuses – I just haven’t been in the mood to write. Well, technically, to type. I’ve been doing well with my journaling, and I do enjoy it more than doing posts here. I think it’s the intimacy of it. It’s all truly just for me, and there’s no […]

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Reclaiming serenity

Been MIA these past couple of weeks because my mind was in a bad place. One thing I strive not to do here is do a whole lot of complaining/whining. While this is my online journal, it’s drag even for me to write when I’m in that frame of mind, let alone for anyone to […]

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Stressed out

Unrushed serenity is about slowing down, taking your time with each activity. I have problems with rushing – with anything. It stresses me out. Big time. For the longest time I felt like the oddball because it seemed like everyone around me was rushing, and simply accepting it as a part of life. Rushing to […]

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Aggravation & Mindfulness

I am easily aggravated – there’s no sense in sugar-coating it. It has improved since I’ve started my journey towards mastering mindfulness, but I have much work to do. I have been able to recognize times it happens the most: when I’ve allowed outside events control the flow of my day(s) or when I haven’t […]

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Hurtful words

  I consider myself a resilient person, and someone who does not take offense to the majority of thoughts, words, and actions that pass me by each day. Words are just that – words. Letters strewn together, definition provided only by the recipient. The words, the feelings of others are their own personal property. If […]

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