Every Day Is New Year’s Day

Every Day Is New Year’s Day

When I was in high school, high school kids could go to dance clubs. You just got a stamp on your hand that told the bartender not to give you alcohol. Many nights, after I finished my evening shift at the library, my friends and … Continue Reading →
Nobody Else Is Normal, Either.

Nobody Else Is Normal, Either.

I often see people sharing quotes, memes, and articles along the lines of, “What people don’t understand about depression…” or “Here’s what people don’t understand about anxiety.” And these quotes, memes, and articles are usually saying true and valid things about depression or anxiety, and it’s great … Continue Reading →
How to Stop Obsessing

How to Stop Obsessing

This is a self-care post for people dealing with depression or anxiety. As I’ve mentioned before, I dealt with life-threatening depression several years ago. I learned a lot and have been lucky enough to have happiness as a default setting for a long time now. With mental … Continue Reading →
My Online Friends Are As Real As It Gets

My Online Friends Are As Real As It Gets

Earlier this month, I opened up Facebook to see a post from my friend Rebekah about what a wonderful person Amy had been. Past tense. She had died. “No, no, no,” I thought. “This isn’t Amy S., right?” It sounded like it was describing the … Continue Reading →