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Eva M. Patient Expert

Alameda, California
Jill of many trades, but mistress of none. I was formally trained in psychiatry and biomedical research, but I came to a crossroads in life. Currently building a presence in online advertising, I am trying to redefine myself.
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Waste not, want not by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I must have been about 5 years old when I threw a fit at the grocery store for chocolate ice cream. My mother firmly told me no. We had ice cream at home, and she was not go ... Read on »
Sorry doesn't have to be the hardest word by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health him: What did you apologize for? You didn't do anything wrong. me: Because I hurt her feelings, and for that, I am truly sorry. If you can't apologize for what happened, ... Read on »
Ketchup ... hold the mayo by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Another year gone by, now it has been eight since you left this world. I miss you, Mommy. My life is more stable now. I haven't moved out of state in almost a year. That' ... Read on »
Why my hair is so long by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health What I tell myself: I can't afford to pay for a haircut right now What I tell others: Long hair makes me look younger What I fear: Hearing the stylist ask me,"Wo ... Read on »
An Unmedicated State by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I am medication free now. I made it through Effexor withdrawal. No more splitting headaches. No more sudden nausea. No more making myself seasick by turning my head too fast. ... Read on »
Lemonade Award by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Thank you to The Chickenista for The Lemonade Award. I am flattered and flabbergasted. As per the rules, I am passing on the award to Holy Mackerel emcogNEATO! ... Read on »
Too young to dye by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I've complained before about how the only hair that seems to shed from my head are the dark ones, not the stray gray ones that have begun showing up. The gray ones I have to p ... Read on »
My source by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Recently I received an email from an old friend who told me that he admired my strength. I want to tell you where my strength comes from. People who know me personally will be ... Read on »
This old dog is learning by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I help take care of a beautiful dog named Raleigh. He is the cutest thing, and I love him to bits! He's a little quirky, but aren't we all? The other day I let Raleigh ou ... Read on »
6 random things about me by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I've been tagged for a meme by ariadneK, Ph.D. The rules of the “6 Random Things About Me Meme”: 1. Link to the person who tagged you. 2. Post the rules on your blog ... Read on »
Let live by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I read negative comments about this blog last week. First time that has happened for me. It should have cut me to the quick. It should have ripped my heart to shreds. But ... Read on »
Am I bitchy? by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health You Are 54% Bitchy Generally, you're an average woman, with average moods. But sometimes ... well, watch out! Sometimes, you let your mean side ... Read on »
Never, ever again by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I did the most irrational, idiotic, nonsensical, thing today. Please learn from my mistake. My partner always tells me to "bat him upside the head" when he needs it. ... Read on »
Interdependence by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health July 4 is Independence Day in the United States, which is where I am situated, but today I do not celebrate independence. After two years together, my partner and I f ... Read on »
Friday Oct 10 is National Depression Screening Day by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Depression For more information on National Depression Screening Day, please go to http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/. Cost is FREE and results are anonymous.  For my personal ex ... Read on »
Friday, October 10 is National Depression Screening Day by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This year, Friday October 10 will be National Depression Screening Day. Fifteen years ago this month, the medical school that I was attending at the time was one of the s ... Read on »
erpps, I did it again by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I've been feeling crappy all week. Tired, never quite alert, runny nose. Attention span of a gnat. Perpetual constipation is my normal state, but lately I've been going some ... Read on »
Announcing the NEW Wellsphere.com by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health You may have noticed a recent addition to the side bar identifying me as a "Health Blogger" for Wellsphere . I am happy to announce the debut of the new revamped Wellsphere ... Read on »
My heart flips ... by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Had a good half hour or so of heart palpitations today. That's when you feel your heart "flutter" or, as in my case, do flip-flops, inside your chest. It was kinda scary. All ... Read on »
Why I don't need cold medication by Eva M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Last night I felt like crap. I was nauseated, so at first I thought it was my lack of cooking skills. Then came the headache, and finally a tickle at the back of my throat tha ... Read on »