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Let The Bad Times Roll

“The good times hide and so do I

Out of my control I dig a hole

If that's all the time that you got

Then I'd rather not waste my life on hold

I'm gonna let the bad times roll.”

~Paul Westerberg

I love the movie Catch & Release because a) Jen Gardner, b) Jen Gardner, and c) it’s ultimately a feel good movie that touches on some heavy issues like death, depression, and how family should be defined.


Family is simply who and what WE choose to make for ourselves. In my experience, it is most often those least deserving of our trust who would try convince you otherwise.

But, back to the movie…

I discovered this song from the soundtrack and thought it would make for an apt Chronic Illness Anthem. Because as much as I’d like to trade in my body for an upgrade, I would not give up the wisdom being ill has bestowed upon me.

Like knowing who is worthy of being called my family. And that sometimes, despite our hopes and best efforts, we just have to let the bad times roll—and not live our lives on hold.

What are your Spoonie Anthem contenders?

#Music #MightyMoment  #MightyMoment #musicsoothesthesoul   #MusicIsSavingMyLife #Movies  #Depression  #Death  #ChronicIllness #Spoonie #anthem

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My New Idea Of A Good Time

Did you know that Otis Redding missed the 27 Club by just one year? Janis Joplin openly admitted to being inspired by him (and countless others I’m sure!). Janis supposedly changed her singing style after they sang together at Monterrey Festival. Yes, I am a bit of a hippy slash music trivia nerd 🤓

Anyway I love this song and cannot help but think of it when I see this picture. This was my first post hospital outing about a week ago. Who knew simply sitting on a bench, just sipping a cup of tea, could feel like such a luxury… pure bliss after 8 weeks of confinement.

Original lyrics by Otis Redding

Altered to be fall / autumn appropriate 🍂

Sittin' in the mornin' sun

I'll be sittin' when the afternoon comes

Watching the leaves roll by

Then I watch 'em blow away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the slats of the bench

Watchin' the time roll away, ooh

I'm just sittin' on this wooden bench

Soakin’ up time

Left my home with my dogs and partner

Headed for the Cotswold border

'Cause I've had nothin' lately to live for

It look like nothin's gonna come my way

So I'm just gon' sit on the slats of this bench

Watchin' the leaves roll away, ooh

I'm sittin' watchin autumn’s alter, wastin' time

Look like nothin's gonna change

Everything still remains the same

Ten doctors couldn’t tell me what to do

So I guess I'll remain the same, yes

Sittin' here restin' my tired bones

And this loneliness won't leave me alone,

Two thousand medical miles, I’ve roamed

Just to make this perch my home

Now I'm just gon' sit, on this wooden bench

Watchin' the leaves roll on by, ooh yeah

Sittin' on the slats of the bench

Enjoyin’ time

#Music #musicislife #MusicIsSavingMyLife #Poetry #poetrytherapy #Nature #MentalHealth #Depression #Disability #Hypothyroidism #mycotoxins #newnormal #MyCondition #Trying #thisismetrying

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Believing I Am Useless #Anxiety #Depression #Music

Right now, I’d rather believe that I don’t want friends to text me back.
Noticing when our patterns restart- that's progress! #progress
Oh no, My body will never be healthy, fit and trim! Am I even trying?
I'm useless when I'm sick, and I'm sick so often, no wonder people don't need me.
I don't need people. I nurse my health on my own, use music and food to comfort myself, and soon enough they'll be getting on without me, too.
I don't want to need them...
For conversation or empathy or camaraderie or encouragement ...
I really should learn to depend on them, though.
Trust issues > Low Self-esteem > Discouragement > Fear > Depression
I am so proud that I can recognize these faulty beliefs! And music is a wonderful outlet for emotional and mental health- I can share it with you all instead of listening in solitude! 😊💕🎧 We are mighty.

Motivation Playlist:
The Underdog, Spoon
Warriors, Imagine Dragons
Combat Baby, Metric
Zero, Imagine Dragons
Who's With Me, USS
Wrecking Ball, Mother Mother
Fight Song, Rachel Platten
Who Knew, P!nk
We Are Young, fun.
She's Kerosene, The Interrupters
Thunder, Imagine Dragons
Can't Change Me, Chris Cornell
Live to Rise, Soundgarden
Knocking at the Door, Arkells
Take Back The Power, The Interrupters
#MotivationPlaylist #Spotify #15Songs #MusicIsSavingMyLife


Verse about a guy. Who has thoughts.

think back on time
try reminisce
as time dwindles
posted in cold wind, I sit and chill
sharp like icicle

clinch fists grip cliffs by finger tips
don’t trip, never slip
bottom lip gets no stiffer than this

hock eye spit loogie that might bullseye hit you
as you walk round blocks in whatever size shoe fits you
trickle down eco-chamber
name callin
slippery when wet
sticks and stones rubber to glue effect
gang stalking

sent messages
said some sentences backwards
tough isn’t it ?
to get intimate w friends & loved ones
when they pick apart everything you said
and interpret it differently

scarred heart sentiment
broken limbs, torn apart ligaments
in a inner city that’s not Innocent
livin in sin
born into this
simple state of ignorance
no bliss for the noblest
notebook open
go ballistic
forced to pick my own brain
when noones listening
Trust me — no-ones listening
globalist agenda —go against it
socialists for sure call you—chauvinistic
Oh—so specific
if you practiced what your bumper sticker preaches
Thered be “coexistence”
tolerant unless you follow jesus
Cool if no no ones Christian
Your diversity stops with thoughts and opinions
Stop it
obnoxious ass minions
You Can’t label what you can’t fit in a box
Still thinking you figured me out, Miagi 🥋

I’m a Libra seated on a teeter totter
Trying to even out the odds
why even bother
Seen it all before
Eating out feed out of the palm readers palm
Foot in mouth, but keep on talking
Dig a hole too deep
I can’t get out of
Please fill in about 6 feet beneath top
Pleaded with him
but he wouldn’t let me keep the coffin
Sleep is not an option but sleep is all I think of often
People love to point their finger at me
after he done already hit the bottom
Actuactly every time i reach my peak
The closest to me usually push me off it
Saw me stumble could of stopped it
could of caught me slipping
Trip turn in to tumble
wish it was a freer feeling to be falling

Let freedom ring inside my thoughts
Free me from my self destruct
Heal me from greif trauma
everyone seems to be against me
When pickin teams
im flying solo
Defy the limits of physics
Cut strings offNeutens cradle
marbles roll off the table
Doesn’t make me unstable
what’s crazy to you tho?
Questioning everything to get to the truth or blinding believing in a lying mans fables?
what’s better to being accepted or remaining faithful?
no blessing from God at the popular table
known to admittedly manipulate
insane washed brain
Valley plastic silicon synagogue of Satan
copy write automate it
Billionaire tales from the crypto current
wavy off the block chain
#Bars #Poetry #Art #MusicIsSavingMyLife

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Tattoos for healing

These two tattoos are two of my favorites because they show the strength and the courage of my fight with self harm and depression and are reminders to stay strong through everything. They are both also covering self harm scars. The butterfly is part of the self harm butterfly project and semicolon is part of the semicolon suicide project. and both have to do with my love of music and how music keeps me going each and every day. Which are two things that helped me keep moving forward. I love both of them so much and they mean so much to me #Tattoos #SemicolonTattoo #MusicIsSavingMyLife #musictherapy

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“My Mental Health Matters” playlist! #mightymusiccorner

Awake and Alive by Skillet
Catalyst by Bowling For Soup
Inside Out by Eve 6
Get Out The Way by Mother Mother
Carry On by Avenged Sevenfold
Breathe Into Me by Red
Pressure by Muse
Life Itself by Glass Animals
Destroy The Obvious by Evans Blue
Who Are You Really by Mikky Ekko
Water by Ra Ra Riot
This is an alt-rock journey to peace. Hope you love it! 💙🎧🤟
#MusicIsSavingMyLife #Selfcare #Feeling #BeYourself