Mental Health

It’s all the same in the dark as it is in the light

It’s all the same in the dark as it is in the light

My baby moves from daycare into full-on Preschool next week. I’m not ready. I’m not ready. I’m not ready. Every heartbeat. Every bit of my anxiety thuds in my chest. Every stage of his life brings new fears. Yesterday he came home from school and […]

It’s okay if you hate your mom on mother’s day

It’s okay if you hate your mom on mother’s day

It’s okay if you can’t muster up any good feelings towards your mother today. It’s okay if you hate her. It’s okay if you don’t want to see her, or hear from her, or send her a card, or pretend that everything is fine. It’s […]

Sins of the Mother: Taking a Chainsaw to Generational Trauma

Sins of the Mother: Taking a Chainsaw to Generational Trauma

A letter to my son: I spend a lot of time telling you what Little Me needed to hear growing up. I know that the words I say to my children will become their inner voice. I would know, because my inner voice is an […]

My Brain is a Shitty Car and I’m Trying Real Hard Not to Crash: A Depression Metaphor

My Brain is a Shitty Car and I’m Trying Real Hard Not to Crash: A Depression Metaphor

I’ve started thinking of my brain as a shitty old car. I’ve got anxiety, I’ve got depression, and my bumpers are a little dented. I’ve had this car for such a long time. I can’t get rid of it, I’ve just got to learn to […]