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WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES...

Photo by Kimberly D Miller - March 2018 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES… One day is all it takes.  Each day we discover and experience new, exciting and usually very small things that change us in some positive and sometimes profound ways.  Yesterday for example, I was having an amazingly tough day and just a few kind words from a co-worker who took the time to ask me about my day and how it was going, and who offered sage words of encouragement, turned my day into a positive and enjoyable experience.  I felt great the rest of the day.  I find it odd that we tend to perceive things in a much more grandiose scale in reference to the good things that happen in our lives.  We hear the phrase, “Changed my life,” and we think of something that must have been large and miraculous and over the top and sure, those happen from time to time but let’s face it, not all that often.  If we wrote down all of the small, positive things that occurred in our lives each day, and then added them

MENOPAUSAL PSYCHOSIS…YIKES!!!

MENOPAUSAL PSYCHOSIS…YIKES!!! Kimberly D. Miller – March 2018 I’m up, I’m down, I’m sideways, I’m hanging by my toes and then…I’m up again…yikes, what a ride…I want to get off!!! Ever feel like this?  I have since my thirties and I am here to tell you, it is EXHAUSTING.  I’m 55, soon to be 56 in less than two months, and I’m still going through it.  I’ve always had this weird, psychotic cycle and desperately sought any answer that made sense.  I ask myself why would I be so depressed and then suddenly be on a high note and then down in the dumps again and on and on, on this torrential rollercoaster? Why the senseless panic attacks?  What’s this all about?  Years of doctors’ appointments and therapy and various medications when all at once, I finally found a naturopathic doctor in Eugene who has diagnosed me and now I am on the road to recovery….woo hoo!!!  I can’t even express the relief I feel in just knowing there is hope. I went into peri-menopause in my mid thir