What I’ve Learned (So Far) About Mental Illness

Struggling with mental health issues has been almost a lifelong journey for me. Anxiety, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), and depression developed in my early teen years and have shape-shifted in my life for the past two decades. But dealing with mental illness doesn't mean that you can't fight it and determine how to thrive. It doesn't…

Pets and Mental Health

Pets are awesome. They bring love, companionship, fun, a sense of responsibility, and lots and lots of cuddling to a home (among other things). But pets may also help in another way: promoting good mental health. I know for me, my dog Daisy and cat Misty keep me upbeat. I feel good as I take…

Decisions, Decisions

So I had a little bit of a different outcome at the fertility doctor's office today. I came in for an US (ultrasound), bloodwork, and a post coital test. I could only do the post coital test if my follicle (developing egg) was large enough - and it was, thankfully. They performed the test and…