Category Archives: mental health

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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Skeleton Faces and Coming Out: How I’m Learning that Confidence and Insecurities Can Live Side by Side

This past month has been weird, to say the least. My face got turned into half of a skull, I visited my friend Tricia in the hospital three hours away, I’ve been sick with a flu-sinus-infection hybrid, AND I came … Continue reading

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