I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. Many of them are published in my book, “The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit.”
My mom once told me, “You can’t sit around and wait for the storm to be over. You have to learn how to dance in the rain.” That’s especially true when you’re dealing with a chronic illness, and I toss all mood disorders into that category. If you waited until you felt good to go on a bike ride with your daughter or to a happy hour with girlfriends or (some couples really do this) to a quiet dinner with your husband, then your photo album would be pretty empty. Whenever I’m tempted to postpone an event until I have better brain chemistry, I try to do the Macarena instead. Or the polka. Or maybe a waltz.