This past week we have been bombarded with reports of harassment and assault that were buried in favor of preserving the power of manipulative, coercive, dangerous, and abusive individuals. As both a reader and someone who can relate it left me feeling really helpless. There were all of these reports and minimal action. Action that … Continue reading #MeToo: What is it DOING?
Pain is often expressed through art. We can point to exhibitions of torment across almost all mediums, but comedy is an area where it's still uncomfortable to explore difficult topics. There's a social understanding that certain topics are off limits. If a comedian speaks about loss, suicide, or their own mental illness there's a chance that … Continue reading Comedy Can Be Cathartic
I challenge you to spend one hour each day in November focusing on your dreams. Why? In conversations lately I've been running into people who get themselves stuck in the same situation that I find myself in now. There are so many things that we WANT to do, but when we get home from work/school/social … Continue reading Hour of You
As soon as the temperature dropped into the sixties and the scent of fall permeated the air around us I felt myself sinking. The changing season means that the sun will be dipping into the horizon earlier and by the time we leave work the landscape surrounding us will be shrouded in darkness. It reminds … Continue reading Feeling S.A.D.?
Food is comforting for many of us. Whenever we feel sad, stressed or lonely we try to stuff the feeling down by finishing an entire bag of chips, eating an entire frozen pizza, and a whole pint of ice cream (if you can't tell, these three in that order are my regular comfort food combo). … Continue reading Separating Food from Feeling
For the past year (maybe even more) I have been struggling to get back into regular treatment with a therapist. It’s something I don’t talk about because it’s a frustrating process. I won’t waste much time on how hard it is to get access to healthcare. Seeing a regular doctor for a routine health issue … Continue reading Mental Healthcare is a Struggle
I’ve posted a lot about the importance of setting a routine and planning ahead, but I have failed to follow my own advice in a “do as I say not as I do” kind of way. It wasn’t intentional. I went into this semester with a positive attitude determined to use all the tools to … Continue reading Chaos is My Constant