I Just Don’t Care about Working Out

I Just Don’t Care about Working Out
I wait until the last minute to do anything and everything. I wrote a piece for a website that I greatly admire and it was actually accepted. I was so happy when it was published, but I still haven’t sent them an invoice for the piece. Maybe I think that I don’t deserve the money... Read more »

ASMR Videos Help Me Forget that Trump is President

ASMR Videos Help Me Forget that Trump is President
Last week, I was challenged by my therapist to go for a walk every day. I failed miserably at that. I could blame the TV show that I recently became obsessed with, RuPaul’s Drag Race. I was distracted by the beauty and talent of the drag queens competing on the reality show. But, I also... Read more »

Advice for Twelve-Year-Old Me

When I was twelve, I wrote the first entry in my diary. 10-9-99 I’m not really sure of what to write. I got this diary from my Aunt Barbara because of my birthday. Which is really 9-5-99. Last night we had a party for all the September and October birthdays on my Mom’s side. I... Read more »

My Guilty Pleasures While in Recovery

My friend recently lent me a book that she assured me is so bad that it’s good. The book, Malice by Liz Crokin, is about a tabloid journalist covering a scandal during a presidential election. I’m halfway through the book and I’ve read about numerous intriguing sexual situations, including a conservative politician drinking a sex worker’s... Read more »

Resist Trump and Take Care of Yourself

I wrote the title of this blog post while sitting in bed with my cat. It’s a Sunday, so I don’t have anything specific that I should be doing. I don’t have to be at work. There are chores, such as laundry, that I should attend to, but I’m very comfortable in my bed right... Read more »

Trying, Failing, and Trying Again

I had the most magnificent dream last night that I was still in college and, therefore, didn’t have time for a full-time job. I don’t remember exactly what happened in the dream, but I do remember one reassuring thought: “You can quit your job.” I felt free. I’ve been trying lately to focus on one... Read more »

Starting Over in 2017

I woke up with a burst of energy this morning. Of course, instead of getting ready for work, I used that energy to lounge on the couch with a cup of coffee in hand while I watched The Americans. I’ve spent the last few weeks binging three seasons of The Americans. Before that, I spent... Read more »

Comedian Jesse Case on Managing Anxiety and Practicing Mindfulness

Jesse Case is a comedian who was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer at 29. After the diagnosis, he began recording a podcast about the experience of moving back home to Nashville to live with his parents and undergo treatment. He recently beat cancer and is planning a stand-up tour. He has continued his weekly... Read more »

I Need to Prioritize my Mental Health to Fight the Alt-Right

It’s been hard to remember to take my medication for my mental health issues, especially with President-Elect Donald Trump and the alt-right on my mind. I had been hoping to never hear Trump’s name again after the election. But, it seems that the chaotic news cycle will continue for the next four years. I forgot... Read more »

How I’ve Coped with the Outcome of the Election

The shock of Trump being elected President of the United States wore off last night and I finally cried. I cried because we didn’t break that highest glass ceiling and elect a woman. It would have been a wonderfully historic moment. I cried because Hillary Clinton is clearly competent and experienced, and she would have... Read more »