Commit log #85

Three good things.

1. Lunch (Thai, chicken curry fried rice) was both good and cheap.

2. Mind Over Mood will arrive on Friday. It’s a sort of workbook approach to cognitive therapy. My bartender recommended it, and using the Amazon iPhone app, I actually bought it in less than a minute at the end of the appointment. Basically, there is stuff I can do in spite of the migraine in the feels that my bipolar has been delivering these past few days.

3. I’m very happy with Fast Women. It’s a particularly longish Crusie book; will finish it tomorrow. She has an excellent talent for characters and dialogue that blows away most other writers I’ve read. I probably will pick up an older Crusie at that point; Maybe This Time, as a ghost story, might spook me silly. My childhood was… interesting, shall we say, and leave it at that.

And so to bed.

2 thoughts on “Commit log #85

  1. Thanks for the reminder. I need to spend a chunk of time with my cognitive therapy book – there’s stuff going on that is incomprehensible on the face of it, but has a lot of trigger thoughts going on underneath.

    My favorite – hey, two good friends gave me the same book in grad school, so I must’ve needed it – is Feeling Good, the New Mood Therapy, Dr. David Burns – in case you want a second.

    The human organism is so complicated, and so much happens on autopilot. Its is nice to have guidebooks for part of it.

    The stuff works.

    • There was a time when (and somehow my bartender knew it without me telling him) when I viewed cognitive therapy as just so much mumbo jumbo. He gave me suggestions that were cognitive therapy without telling me that they were, and they worked, so here I am, years later, with workbook in hand, and nervous about it all.

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