Latest Entries
Abuse / Anxiety / Depression / Emotional Abuse / Mental Health / Wellness

On envy, being okay, and unconditional love

In a writing slump the other day, I ended up going through artist portfolios at a well-known MFA program in NYC. It helps clear my head and find inspiration on occasion.  I landed on one artist, whose mixed media art was fascinating.  A true talent. This discovery was good and bad.  Good because her art … Continue reading

Anxiety / Depression / Mental Health / Suicide Ideation / Wellness

Hey Now! My Healthy Place Guest Post is Up!

Yesterday, my guest post went up over at the Healthy Place.  I’ve been a long time reader and fan of their work.  Seriously, it’s like WebMD for mental health, but better!  And that’s mostly because of the fresh perspectives from mental health professionals, advocates, survivors, or others currently struggling with a disorder.  *raises hand* But … Continue reading

Abuse / Anxiety / Emotional Abuse / Mental Health / Psychological Abuse / Wellness

Don’t Underestimate Your Anger…Part 2

(Update 3/30/2016 – Yesterday, a mere 4 days after I originally wrote this post, author Jessica Knoll shared her story about the real life incidents, which shaped her novel, Luckiest Girl Alive.  It’s a powerful and courageous essay and I can’t stop thinking about it.) “I know that I made the mistake of thinking that … Continue reading

Abuse / Boundaries / Mental Health / Psychological Abuse / Suicide Ideation / Verbal Abuse / Wellness

Don’t Underestimate Your Anger

“The death of idealized versions of our parents, teachers, and mentors—a stage in the journey—is always scary because it means that we’re now responsible for our own learning and growth. That death is also beautiful because it makes room for new relationships—more honest connections between authentic adults who are doing the best they can. Of … Continue reading