I’ve been reading Pema Chodron’s book When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. I’m both glad to be reading it and simultaneously quite uncomfortable and not sure I am able to understand and internalise everything she is saying. I’ve been going through a lot of big changes in the past year. Starting a […]
Possibly one of the most frustrating things about mental illness is never being able to trust your perceptions and reactions to stimulus. Never knowing if a reaction is due to your mental illness or an appropriate response to stress. There will always be this little voice asking whether or not someone “normal” would be reacting […]
Since I’m in the situation I’m in, I’m trying to find ways to see it as an opportunity for growth rather than a source of stress. I hadn’t realized the extent to which I had set up my life to be convenient and accommodate my depression and anxiety triggers until things shifted. Since I’m self-employed, […]
Wow, what a week! I have no idea where to even begin. Still not sure how open to be about the details on a public forum. Needless to say, a stressful, unfair, and emotionally/psychologically taxing situation exploded just after the New Year, necessitating a lot of rapid and even more stressful changes that should have […]
As 2015 draws to a close, I’m confronted with the fact that I have no idea what the next four months of my life are going to look like. I am looking for internship opportunities in town, and if I can get paid to do drama therapy, the other work I’m doing right now might […]
Just coming out of my first depression spiral since I started taking supplements to manage my hormones and by extension my mood. Not sure of the cause. Never exactly sure of the cause. Could be stress. Or that maca root was more helpful than I realized in stabilizing my mood and I need to make […]
A woman sits at a desk stacked high with books. Her forehead is barely visible behind them. Someone peeks in the office looking for her, doesn’t see her, and leaves, thinking she’s out to lunch.
I’ve decided to start an alternative training program to get certified as a Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) through the North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA). What that means is that I don’t have to be accepted into a credentialed MA program. I can find what they call a Board Certified Trainer (BCT) to go through […]
A woman sits asleep at a desk. She is hooked up with strings like a marionette. The invisible arm of the marketplace pulls the strings. The woman types on a keyboard, makes telephone calls, etc. The movements are choppy and should not appear at all natural. The woman’s head bobs awkwardly as she snores.
Everything you think you know about sex, desire, and sexuality is wrong. Probably. That’s one of many lessons to take away from Emily Nagoski’s new book Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life. Combining science and psychology with the stories of women she has helped over decades of […]