Pushing Through

I haven't written here as much as I want or as much as I need. You see, writing is how I cope with life and my epically terrible sense of humor is how I make lemonade out of a batch of worm-infested lemons. Er, wait? No, that would be disgusting. Who the fuck wants wormy…

You’re Gonna Be Great! E2: Talking With Your Kids About Anxiety and Isolation

Hey everyone! So as you might have read on my last post, I launched a very random podcast mini-series about self-care in the time of COVID-19. I had questions I wanted answered and I wanted to help others if I could, so viola. I'm no podcast master (shocking, I know) but I think the information…

Depression Thoughts: I’ve Got the Blues

I've been pretty good for months now but last week was rough. Last week, I caught feelings and they weren't fucking good. One day I felt fine, the next I felt like a storm cloud that got gangbanged by the Cure. I had no energy, I got all weepy, and sad and empty and...depressed? My…

Self-Care Lessons I Wish I’d Known Before my Breakdown

After suffering from chronic depression, unbearable anxiety, and panic last year that lead to an all-out mental breakdown, I've been on the long, hard road to recovery. I've had good days and bad, perfect weeks and weeks of relapse where I slip backward, but all in all, I've been on the mend one act of…

7 Things I’ve Learned About Therapy

Looking back, I've definitely needed therapy for pretty much my entire life. I mean, obviously. Mostly because my childhood was,  uhm, interesting (more on that later) but also because I'm just the kind of person who needs some grounding.  A lot of grounding. Despite the fact that I've obviously always needed therapy, I've only ever sought…

I Could Outrun A Tiger: Panic And Anxiety

Sometimes, my brain is a real asshole and seems to hate me. I've had anxious episodes a few times in my life. I suffer from low-grade depression, not always, but often. I've had a few panic attacks throughout my life. Lately, it's been bad. About four months ago I went out for drinks with colleagues…