Without exception every single day in our digital age we need to interact with other human beings. Most times the people we interact with aren't even the one's we care about. When we finally get to those we love we need to listen, respond, follow up, make plans, keep plans, check in.... it can be … Continue reading Am I Doing Friendship Right?
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
Since I moved in August my commute from school has more than doubled. I have two night classes this year that don't end until 9:45 PM. Throughout the day I would obsess about how late I would be getting home, how little time to myself I'd have, and how little I'd sleep. Each time it … Continue reading Perspective is Key
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This topic brings up a lot of anxiety for me. For a long time I highly doubted that I would make it through my twenties so financial planning was never a real concern. Now I'm approaching the end of my twenties and apprehensive of a future where I'm fifty or sixty and struggling because … Continue reading Financial Planning: Oh $#&@!