One of the weirdest things about being laid off is the way others respond. People are, understandably, freaked out at the idea of losing their
It has come to my attention, yet again, that my self-esteem could use some work. This is common enough that it shouldn’t continue to surprise
Knowing depression and anxiety make you think and feel things that aren’t true and you can’t easily distinguish from the truth isn’t new information. And
Rain is coming down sideways and I can see gusts of it flying across the dunes. It beats against the windows of the living room.
Somehow I wound up being one of the last to bed and one of the first to rise. There is coffee, but no bacon, and
Heading to the coast today for what my mom has started calling the “annual retreat.” It’s an apt descriptor. The whole wineaux friend group goes.
It is Sunday evening of Thanksgiving weekend and I have a glass of eggnog heavily dosed with brandy beside me. My Christmas tree was bought
It’s easy to lose sight of good things when in the midst of a depressive spell. Please remember this: one can be thankful without feeling
I spent the last week transported into the 1600s in Amsterdam. It was winter, and it was cold. And I was very much alone, and
Eight years ago this week I broke up with my best friend of twenty-five years. It had to be done. She had been verbally abusive
It’s so amazing and rare to find someone you enjoy traveling with. It’s even more amazing to spend ten straight days together, then miss the
My wish for you is that you soften with age. You who wears your dark eyeliner and black clothing and chunky silver jewelry as armor, allowing
Everyone calls you paranoid when you stress about every possible outcome for every possible scenario. When you have anxiety issues, this is both unavoidable and a potential blessing.
“You’re in a long-term relationship with grief. But it has to evolve. And it’s okay to keep letting go. You have to.” Alba Villanueva in
Sometimes I don’t want to see my friends. They are my soul mates, my spirit guides, my urban family. For ten years we have spent