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Recovery

My #MeToo Story (24 years after it happened)

A rare photo from those years. I am working away in the car, focused wholly on holding my own against what felt from the start like an unfairly stacked deck.

The other day I wasn't feeling so hot. The doctor called in a prescription and I headed off to Walgreens, still dressed in my jammies.

It goes without saying (or it should, if you've ever seen my jammies) that I wasn't planning to get out...
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Recovery

Walking Through the Darkness At the End of the Tunnel

I learn so much from my baby tortoise, Malti! For instance, she likes to approach problem-solving (such as how to fit herself inside a cozy corner of my duvet cover) by backing into them, like I do.

I still remember the moment. I was in my early 30's. I had made some terrific progress recovering from anorexia and bulimia.

I had also released my first album of original songs and was starting to perform...
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Bipolar Disorder

Seeing Life Differently: Using Art to Heal with Bipolar Disorder

My mother was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder when I was a teenager, and for most of my life, I didn't understand many of the things she said or did. After she passed in 2012, I began my healing journey from trauma, anorexia, and related disorders, and after a couple years, began educating myself about Bipolar, a condition that once terrified me. 

My mother was a tremendous artist, gifted; and although she touched many with her creative talents, she could never come to...
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