Category Archives: Emotional Health

I’ve realized something big: I’ve been sanitizing my life of anything that “doesn’t make me feel good.” That instagrammer that is pregnant and I’m not? Unfollow. The blogger whose tone is suddenly obnoxious to me? Off my blog reader. The friend whose Facebook posts make me cringe? Let’s turn off those notifications, please. And just […]

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  I think I have a lying problem. First, to be honest, I find honesty really, really hard. On my blog, I’m great. It’s pretty easy. You just type into a screen. But as soon as I’m face-to-face, all I want to do is lie. I learned early on, don’t know where, don’t know why, […]

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  So many people have written about Robin Williams that it makes me think What do I have to add? I’m a small voice among the wiser and more eloquent. In my brain, my unreliable brain, I believe lies like No need to tell your story. Don’t bother opening up. What’s the use? Might as well […]

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It’s just all so weird. Chemo is what people in documentaries do. It’s that far-removed thing that your cousin’s friend’s aunt went through. It’s not something you do. I really hate it. Make yourself sick to make yourself better? Toxic drugs make your tumor shrink? What the hell? And yet it all makes sense. Makes […]

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