I was laid off from my job of 14 years last week and my energy and brain-space are intense right now. I feel floaty. There
It’s one thing to have a logical understanding of something. It’s another thing entirely to experience the emotions of that thing. And it’s yet a
Yesterday’s achievement was I went to a movie. That’s it. That’s the accomplishment. I love going to movies and have told myself for many years
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
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 am 43 years old. I have been in the workforce since I was 14. I have been employed with my current company since I
Some folks are able to sit with their thoughts and quietly come to conclusions and make sense of their life. I am the opposite of
With solo travel comes a type of loneliness that is freeing, but crushing. The need for connection is biological. It’s how we’re wired. And we wind up lacking it.
The walls I’ve worked so hard to dismantle suddenly emerged from the ground on every side of me, and slammed closed with a massive clanging sound over my head. I was surrounded by heavy gray stone all around and above me. No doors, no windows, no light. Just me, huddled inside a cell of my own making, in self-enforced solitary confinement.
Oh, vacations. Vacations were when it was the two of us and we would feel more connected, more bonded. Right? Yet that’s never how it
I am a Virgo Sun (Libra cusp), Leo Moon, Cancer rising. To those in the know about astrology, this describes many important things about my
Yesterday, I finally reached out to my tribe and asked for support. I was afraid of mockery, but I realized keeping to myself was reinforcing thought patterns saying I was unworthy of kindness…
I’m posting this for a loved one. And anyone else who might need it right now. Just remember: the things that make us unique are
I am joy filled this morning. Yesterday would have been the Narcissist’s and my anniversary and I felt very little about it. On some level,
This blog post is titled, “How Not to Answer, ‘How Are You?’” The alternate title I thought of was, “How to make everything really fucking