I’m currently on vacation, mentally, and it feels good

floating in the clouds

Actually, I do have a real vacation coming up, but not quite yet. My husband and I are going to Portugal to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary in the not too distant future. We loved Portugal the first time we went. In fact, it was about the most relaxing satisfying trips I’ve ever taken in my life. Unlike vacations that preceded it, I had no anger outbursts, no anxieties, was motivated to explore, and found pleasure in almost everything. I experienced true peace. I was also not hypomanic or manic. The enjoyment I experienced was pure grounded free pleasure. Though we haven’t yet left for our second trip to that lovely country, I am already feeling that same feeling, even at home. Continue reading

The wonderful nighttime dreams I never forget

ascending into the air dream

In my last post, I predominately wrote about a notable long-term daydreaming experience. It was one that I would actually call maladaptive. I also briefly mentioned one particular nighttime dream that had an incredible impact on me that lasted for months afterwards. That nighttime dream was one of the few that made me wake up very happy and satisfied.  I mentioned that most of my other dreams, if I even remembered them, were usually scary or disconcerting. But I have had some other pleasurable nighttime dreams. I think ones that many readers may have also had, in some form or another. Here I’ll write about three main types of pleasurable dreams that I will never forget. Continue reading