What you’ll find in my blog posts:
Attempts to put into words what it is like living with mental illness, whether you are seeking to understand yourself or someone else: smoke and shadows of the mind, pain, paying attention, five things to know about depression, feeling gratitude, feeling anxiety, pushing yourself, stillness, leaving your therapist, writing, nostalgia and relating to others.
Sweet and/or funny personal memories which make me (and hopefully you) smile: running with a blue mug, stealing flowers, monsoons, my first snowfall, meeting my husband, and celebrating new year’s eve. And some that just make me think: fighting, and summer vacations.
Activities I recommend for making yourself happy: travel, snorkeling, SUP, seeing fall colors, viewing flowers in spring, watching an adventure film festival, and going to a boat show, flying first class (just once!), and moving to a new neighborhood.
Essays on life and other annoyances meant to shake you up, to provoke thoughts (or just provoke you): headphones, guilt/shame, football, romance, climate change, how we think, travel tips, border crossings, reflections by the beach, moving, slavery, and being smooth.
Travel Tales, which gets its very own page
And finally, the category of Wordless Wednesday, which has pictures and quotes on all of the above.