My Last Day of Therapy

I started therapy two weeks before the pandemic changed everything. After that, we had virtual sessions only. Today, I will successfully bring my therapy to an end. My therapist and I talked about the last few sessions a lot in the past six weeks. It feels like someone ripping off my security blanket. I was …

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A Chemical Imbalance in my Brain, Not a Personal Failure

**trigger warning: death by suicide, depression, anxiety For years I've felt reticent to talk or write about my struggles with mental health. I remember sharing some of my symptoms with friends when I was a teenager, and I will never forget the look of concern and consternation in their eyes. That, plus many other reinforcing …

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The Most Refreshing Thing I’ve Done in Weeks

The last two weeks at work have been a doozy! Woof. I was emotionally and physically worn out, and I desperately needed time to myself to recharge. So when I had the opportunity to take a few hours off work, I got in my car and spontaneously decided I would go for a drive. I …

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From the Archives: My Number One Trick for Instant Perspective

**This is a post I originally published in early 2019. It's an example of an evergreen post because every word still rings true. Enjoy! I often find myself getting caught up in the minutiae of daily life. The wake up, start the coffee pot, brush teeth, put on clothes, pack lunch, get in the car, …

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