Merry Christmas: two penguins with scarves and a red background with gold Christmas tree
Mental health, Seasonal & holidays

Merry Christmas – Especially If It’s Kinda Blue

Today I'm spending at home alone, just like most other days.  I haven't decorated, and I won't be having anything Christmasy for dinner. It's one of those times when I miss caring.  It's not so much Christmas itself that I miss, and it's not something that would go away if I just put a tree… Continue reading Merry Christmas – Especially If It’s Kinda Blue

Christmas tree
Mental health, Seasonal & holidays

A Blue Christmas – Depression and the Holidays

The blue Christmas thing is relatively new to me.  I used to like Christmas. I already talked about this a little bit in a previous week's Working On Us post.  For most of my life, I was a Christmas girl (albeit of the atheist variety).  It was a time for food, family, decorations, and more… Continue reading A Blue Christmas – Depression and the Holidays

Merry Christmas traced out on a snowy car window
Seasonal & holidays

Is It Wrong To Say Merry Christmas?

It seems like every year there is debate around the "right" thing to say come December.  Some people say it's not politically correct to say "Merry Christmas", and the preferred alternatives might be "happy holidays" or "season's greetings."  Then you've got the Great Pumpkin wanting to obliterate "happy holidays" because it's part of a war… Continue reading Is It Wrong To Say Merry Christmas?

Guinea pig Casper beside Christmas box for My Inner Mishmash Readership award
Blogging community, Seasonal & holidays

Santa Came! – My Inner Mishmash Readership Award

Emilia from My Inner Mishmash has given my a My Inner Mishmash Readership Award, and today Santa arrived at my door.  Casper was on hand to supervise the opening of the package. This is Emilia's majestic cat Misha on the front of the Christmas card.  Casper is either admiring Misha or contemplating going in for… Continue reading Santa Came! – My Inner Mishmash Readership Award

illustration of a brain encircled by the words mental health matters
Blogging community, Mental health

Working On Us – week 24 – The Holidays

It's week 24 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess.  Please visit her post for more details.  This week's topic is managing mental health during the holidays. Question Prompt: Do you have a stable relationship with your family and/or friends during the hustle and bustle of the holiday… Continue reading Working On Us – week 24 – The Holidays

Christmas tree
Mental health

Decision time – Christmas and depression

Recently my grandma was asking me what I was planning on doing for Christmas, and it made me shudder inwardly.  Of course it didn't help that her short-term memory is awful and she kept asking the same question over and over.  It's not something I have any desire to think about, but I suppose I… Continue reading Decision time – Christmas and depression