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Anyone that has gotten an email or note from me lately may have noticed that I have started signing my name as "Lydia!" Why an exclamation mark after my name? Why not? Lydia is a strong name and I feel strong (well, when I am not in pain and/or depressed of course). But actually, thinking …

Crash and Burn

You know the old saying "which came first, the chicken or the egg?". Well I am not sure which came first - my pain or my depression. What I do know is I believe they are both related to stress. I have talked a lot here about being stronger than my mental illness. I actually …