Tag Archives: depression

About Dad’s Journals …

When my mother died, she divided her estate equally between my brother and me. She specifically assigned valuable items but didn’t mention my father’s journals. (He died 25 years ago.) I took them with me before I sold my share … Continue reading

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Calling Anyway

When my friends ask me over FaceTime how I’m doing, I tell them that I spend a lot of time crying. It’s easier than admitting that I can’t seem to get out of bed before 2 p.m. Or wash the … Continue reading

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Badass old lady

Many years ago when I was going through a dark season of depression and self-loathing, I taped a sweet photograph of myself at the tender age of 2 on my bathroom mirror. Looking at that photo every day reminded me … Continue reading

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Outsmart Your Inner Asshole

Your Inner Asshole (IA) is the voice of shame and degradation that tells you you’re awful and no one likes you and you’ll never accomplish your dreams and you’re stupid for even wanting them. Or at least that’s what mine … Continue reading

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Healing Process

Dear world, I love the holidays. It wasn’t always that way. When I was a teen, I dread them. I wished I could close my eyes and sleep from Thanksgiving straight through New Year’s and never wakeup. While all the … Continue reading

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