Author Archives: Aravis

Life Today

Did I mention I’m tired all the time?  I’ve thought about writing several times this past week, but just felt too exhausted to drum up the energy. Part of it is, I think, the amount of trauma work I do.  … Continue reading

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Allow Me To (Re)Introduce Myself

It’s been too damn long, and you might not remember me.  Then again, I’ve changed a bit: I’m on my final semester in grad school.  I’ve almost achieved my MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling I’m interning at a minimum … Continue reading

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Enjoying Some Freedom

After having to make some adjustments, the Latuda is working extremely well.  My mother says it’s like having me back; I’ve been withdrawn for so long.  Now my adventurous spirit is returning, and I’m far more outgoing.  In fact, I’m … Continue reading

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Getting – And Staying – On Track

I saw my APRN and am working through things.  I was on a low dose of Latuda, and it simply may not have been therapeutic levels for me.  We’ve increased the dosage, and two days later it seems to be … Continue reading

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Hanging In There

I have been up, down, and all around since the last time I wrote.   At the moment I’m falling on the depressed end.  My therapist has been sharing space with another one.  The other lady, Laura, has a sweet little … Continue reading

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Out of Control

The past few days have been rough.  I waited until the last minute to do homework (more on that shortly), so had to dedicate myself to that.  Then school, quite frankly, sucked.  Specifically, Thursday night classes were a waste.  I … Continue reading

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I Love You, But…

As I’ve grown older, I’ve become a romantic once more.  I say “once more” because I was deeply cynical for years.  What can I say?  Bad experiences can take their toll.  But I’m in a loving and stable relationship with … Continue reading

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Death Wish?

It may be that the Olympics will be bad for my health.  How so?  Well, I’m thinking of taking up snowboarding.  My brother has worked as a snowboard instructor and told me that he’d be happy to teach me.  The … Continue reading

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Peace and Love

Yesterday was beautiful.  Randy got out of work early because of the storm, and we were able to spend most of the day together doing nothing.  It’s so rare to get the man to just sit.  It was the perfect … Continue reading

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Laziness Rewarded

I managed to review the chapters, and survived the class discussion.  The fact that I was mentally napping throughout should be overlooked.  My eyes were open and my lips were flapping out pertinent sounds.  That counts as class participation, so … Continue reading

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