Life is a series of finding comfort in each new self that we become. Some people seem to shift from one thing to the next very quickly, while others can find something that feels right to them and stick with it for so long that it becomes a part of their identity. Veganism, clean eating, …
We spend so much time analyzing things. Some of us are up all night running the entire day through our head; from the tiniest responses to strangers, to a choice we made years ago. And when we find someone who seems to understand us, whose opinion doesn’t keep us up at night, that’s who we … Continue reading Seeking: Someone Who ‘Gets’ Us
Spirituality is a word that I have ebbed and flowed with for most of my life. Understandably, since religious people use it to define their powerful theistic beliefs, while many atheist or agnostic minds tend to use the word to abandon religious structure altogether. For the intent of this space, I will regard spirituality as … Continue reading Merging the Clinical and Spiritual
“He loves you so much, he’s just really busy/unavailable/caught up with work/broke.” Really, the list goes on with reasons why my father wasn’t around. What I didn’t realize as a child is that this theme is very common, and even more epiphanic is that it truly had nothing to do with me. The U.S. census … Continue reading The Excuses We Make
As a kid, I heard a lot of talk about the importance of happiness. “I just want you to be happy.” It’s a bar, I suppose. I can’t decide if it’s a low bar or a high bar, but happiness is indeed a goal. As an adult who has been through some pretty highs and … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of Happiness
It is the year 2020 and the entire world is alone. Some people are embracing the solace, self identifying as introverts, or introverted extroverts, or announcing to their thoughtfully procured group of 500 or so friend’s list that they in fact hate everyone. Except you, of course. Perhaps they too are struggling. Maybe they find … Continue reading When The World Is Lonely, Who Are You?