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Sloppy And Scattered: This Is Your Brain On Grief

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

I’m working to tame the messy jumble of muck in my head that spits out phrases like “messy jumble of muck” because, frankly, muck isn’t something that jumbles, is it?


A Helpful Pamphlet About Heart Disease? There’s Just One Problem.

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Did his insurance company not get the memo that his heart disease was discovered via autopsy?


A Very Sad Hiatus for ‘Panic About Anxiety’

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

My worst nightmare, basically, has come true. There’s no easy way to say this, so I’ll just blankly blurt it out as if it doesn’t twist my insides into a million knots.


Is It Okay To “Ghost”, Or Avoid Saying Goodbye?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

I’ve been known to leave gatherings without saying goodbye — certainly during panic attacks, of course, but even at other times when I’m feeling perfectly fine. To me, it’s an anticipatory social anxiety thing.


How Facebook Changes the Way We Mourn Death (Part 4)

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Right now, no matter what tomorrow holds, you are alive. And how? Who knows. It’s a brilliant and temporary mystery.


How Facebook Changes the Way We Mourn Death (Part 3)

Monday, October 8th, 2012

They mistook his death for a mere disinterest in social media. But no. He was dead, and Facebook made every effort to remind me daily.


How Facebook Changes the Way We Mourn Death (Part 2)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Visiting Bubba’s Facebook page allows me to see photos of him in his prime — as the fun-loving guy I want to remember him as. Visiting a grave site would just allow me to see a chunk of stone with his name on it.


How Facebook Changes the Way We Mourn Death (Part 1)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

My 25-year-old friend can’t be dead. He just watched a movie. People who just watched a movie and posted about it on Facebook can’t die. No. No no no no no.


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