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
When I'm not doing homework on my commute I still need something to fill the time. I tend to recycle the same music playlists and get easily distracted so I finally checked out the world of podcasts. Oh man, have I been missing out! There are endless free podcasts to listen to out there on … Continue reading Podcasts are Neat
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
On many occasions we are our own worst enemies. One of these occasions is when we listen to ourselves say the words, "I can't." Once those words are in our minds or on our tongues we immediately find the reasons to back them up. For me, public speaking was always out of the question. I'm … Continue reading Take Control Of Your Narrative
It is an understatement to say that I was a troubled teen. I was dramatic, volatile and vulnerable. I made bad decisions that could have had worse results. I would meet much older boys and men that I had barely chatted with online. Alone. It was like To Catch a Predator, only Chris Hansen never … Continue reading Marked.
It happens. You were super busy, feeling confident and capable of it all. And then you hit a wall. Not a literal wall, but something inside holds you back. That's what happened to me these past few months. Things were falling into place, but then I shifted. Everything felt wrong and scary. I had trouble looking … Continue reading Bouncing Back From the Blues