Category Archives: mental health

The Mini Apocalypses in My Life: How I’m watching doors close around me with no way to open them back up … yet

CW: mentions of suicidal ideation, fatphobia, transphobia, JK Rowling, depression, anxiety My life has been full of endings lately. And the unsettling part is that these endings haven’t been followed by new beginnings. I’m stuck in place while things I … Continue reading

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May 2020: How I Am Dealing with the Sad Chaos of the World with Books… and Punk Rock Mermaids

What I Got: Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau This is What it Feels Like by Rebecca Barrow The First … Continue reading

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Stories are the Cure: How I’m embracing and facing my anger

There is a sticker on the lefthand corner of my laptop, below the keyboard I am typing this on, that says, “You got this.” It is slowly peeling away, curling up, to leave only the white background the words had … Continue reading

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Fear of the Blank Page: How I’m Trying to Get Back into Writing More and Punch my Fear in the Gut

For the past few months, I have been avoiding blank pages. I’ve been reading and studying and watching Doctor Who and cleaning my fish’s tank and working, but not looking at the blank pages in my creative writing notebook or … Continue reading

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Solitaire and Bedtime Stories: How My Anxiety and Creativity Live in the Same Room

As I’ve been getting out of my month-and-a-half-long sickness stupor, I’ve been getting back into my creative pursuits—bullet journaling, writing, etc.—and I’ve noticed one big change since I have been accessing this part of my brain again: I can’t fall … Continue reading

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Listening: How Recovering from a Concussion Forced Me to Develop New Self-Care Habits

This concussion has been the worst injury I have ever sustained in my entire life. I’ve been sad, lonely, hurting, foggy, lazy, and most of all, BORED. So that’s why this blog post is going up so late—I finally have … Continue reading

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Magic and Endurance: How David Blaine’s Crazy Stunts Help Banish My Fear of Messing Up

Disclaimer: I am aware that David Blaine has faced and is currently facing sexual assault allegations. I do not support people who do this, and in light of any new evidence, I may take down this post. I understand if … Continue reading

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Mom Hugs and Puppy Snuggles: How I Let Depression Get the Best of Me Before I Explored Why Life is Worth Living

As you already know, this summer has been rough for me. I have been lonely, dealing with an emotional new roommate, and starting a job at Walmart that was slowly sucking my soul out like a Dementor. I won’t go … Continue reading

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Mixed Media and Turning the Page: How I’m Learning to Deal with (and Embrace) Uncomfortable Situations

The spring semester has been over for what feels like ages, but I can’t stop thinking about my photography class. I spent the entire semester complaining about how I wasn’t good at photography, how I had to try really hard, … Continue reading

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Cookies and Jams: How Jamming to Music and Feeding Squirrels Makes Me More Resilient

A few days ago, I woke up, went for a 4-mile run outside, then jammed out to Walk the Moon and Panic! at the Disco while getting ready for the rest of the day. And honestly, it was one of … Continue reading

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