I was once asked a simple question by a therapist: How do you handle disappointment? I took pause with the topic, tripping on my ego. My assumptions being, I was always as cool as they come. "I'm great with disappointment!" Even I wasn't buying it. I was delivered a knowing smile; the type of look … Continue reading True Living: Saying Goodbye to Denial
Watching my mother's green Vega fade from our driveway every morning while I pretended to be on the bus to school was part of my senior year routine. Truancy wasn't on my radar so much as the fantasy of escape. Also, I convinced myself that continuous squatting in the bushes outside our back patio was … Continue reading Pain as Purpose? Get outta here.
“Everybody has demons in their closet. But it’s from these demons that we learn and become better people” ~ Dolores O’Riordan - Lead Singer of The Cranberries (1971-2018) Living with depression is like battling cancer. I've been through both and they suck. Equally. It is not lost on me that I am lucky. My … Continue reading Living with Depression: Why I No Longer Feel Shame