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When it’s not “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

Ten years ago, while grieving the sudden loss of my father, I decided to actively avoid the build-up leading to Christmas. Thanksgiving had nearly done me in, and I couldn’t handle an entire month of cheer accompanying another grief milestone. … Continue reading

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What I Want My Loved Ones to Know When My Depression Makes Me ‘Disappear’

I know my depression has returned full-force when I start to triage my life. The simplest tasks overwhelm me, so I begin to make silent, irrational deals with myself. “If you can get out of bed and make it to work on time, … Continue reading

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Say it Hot

“Be still when you have nothing to say. When genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say. And say it hot.” -D.H. Lawrence My left wrist features an inked homage to this quote. It’s a reminder that words are … Continue reading

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