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Feeling Crappy About Winter, Part 2: Grumble Along With Me

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Sure, I can give you all sorts of great tips for managing anxiety — stuff I’ve learned through therapy, reading, and experience — but sometimes I’m just flummoxed by my own moods.


Feeling Crappy About Winter, Part 1: Drowning In All The Messiness

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

Call this “ars bloggetica”, if you will. Am I, as a mental health blogger, obligated to stay on the shiny side? Am I allowed to be pessimistic and negative?


The Post-Holiday Slump: The Presence Of An Absence

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

Christmas is so bright and happy, but January and February are full of snow, dark, and mental yuck. This is not an easy transition.


Do You Have an Invisible Illness? Join Me on Tuesday for #HAchat

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Has anyone ever accused you of malingering — that is, faking sick? It’s all too common for those of us with illnesses that can’t easily be detected by the untrained everyman.


6 Ways to Reconnect With the Warming Earth

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

But it’s finally time to emerge from those fluorescent-lit caves that we call home during the coldest months. It’s time to get back outside and reconnect with nature after avoiding it for so long.


I’m a Night Owl. Should I Fight It or Accept It?

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

I have this wonderful soon-to-be-husband with whom I’d like to sync sleep cycles with. Last night, he went to bed at 9 pm so he could wake up at 6 am for work. Five hours later, after organizing my counter, putting away dishes, and listening to a few podcasts, I finally settled down to sleep at about 2 am.


Not Making a Resolution This Year? Don’t Feel Bad About It

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

I guess I’m not one for resolutions. They’re big. They’re bulky. They’re heavy. Even though “resolution” is an abstract concept, it carries weight. It carries mass.


The Strange (and Promising) Beauty of the Winter Solstice

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The shortest day of the year is the day when the earth betrays us and withholds the sunlight we need to lift our mood, to grow, and to thrive. But it all gets better from here.


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