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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 »
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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 »

I Need a Break from the Hot Takes on Twitter

I feel as though I’m walking through a tunnel that’s lined with people and everyone is shouting news about the election at me. Instead of finding my way out, I take my time. I try to hear each piece of new information, but it overwhelms me. I keep walking, slowly, staring at all of the... Read more »
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Practicing Self-Care by Listening to Podcasts

When I hear about a new podcast, I get excited. I listened to this week’s episode of Startup while I was getting ready for work and I immediately felt wide awake as the host described a new show about genealogy, Twice Removed. Several of my family members have spent a lot of time investigating our... Read more »

I Found my Diary from 2001

While I was recently cleaning out boxes of random items that I’ve accumulated over the years, I found my diary from when I was thirteen-years-old. It’s marked “private” and dated 4-26-01. I was nervous to read it, but realized it would be more entertaining than continuing to clean. It starts off moodily enough. May 6th,... Read more »

This Election is Important, So Register to Vote

Today is National Voter Registration Day, a day to encourage Americans to register to vote. You can easily ensure that you can vote in the upcoming election by entering your information here. If you have the right to vote, then you should take the opportunity to register before it’s too late. I know from personal... Read more »
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Why I’m Glad I’m Here to Celebrate My Birthday after Two Overdoses in a Year

Today is my birthday and also the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Week. It’s 5am and the house is quiet. My parents and brother are sound asleep while I type this in the dark. As I reflect on the past year, I realize that I’ve been through a lot, but I’m so happy that I’m... Read more »