Tag Archives: Mental Health

Diversity

I made a new friend yesterday. She told me that her son had moved from a predominantly black neighborhood in NYC to a mostly white upstate New York college, and really struggled with seeing, for the very first time, how it … Continue reading

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Why travel outside our comfort zone?

Faithful reader, you know that I love to travel. Did you know that people sometimes ask me why? I could give them the (yawn) cookie-cutter internet-search answer that vacations reduce stress, leave us rested and rejuvenated, with improved productivity when we get back … Continue reading

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Book Review: Reasons to Stay Alive

“What idiot called it’depression’ and not ‘there are bats living in my chest and they take up a lot of room’, ps. I see a shadow.” – Melissa Broder, poet “Reasons to Stay Alive”, by Matt Haig, struck a chord … Continue reading

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#WordlessWednesday : Mental Health

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My boss is my Facebook friend

This whole thing started a few years back, when he was not my boss, or anything similar. We met through work, we did a few tough projects together, we grew to respect each other, then like each other, and eventually … Continue reading

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#WordlessWednesday: Nebulae and Dark Clouds

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A Gratitude List

Well then. I am officially saying goodbye to my old job. I’m one of anachronisms in this day and age. I’ve stuck with one job for the past 13 years. Sure, I’ve moved from position to position, from assignment to … Continue reading

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Do unto others…

“Well, if I were in that position…”, I started.”You are just so self-centered”, interrupted my friend. “Not everything is about you.” Well, my feelings were hurt, of course. But she was right. My mode of analyzing the world is to … Continue reading

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Fighting

I was trouble. That is to say, throughout my childhood, I got into trouble constantly. In my adolescence, if anything, it just became worse. I couldn’t sit still. I didn’t know how to be quiet. You couldn’t show me a … Continue reading

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Breaking Up

I just broke up with my therapist. At least, that’s what it feels like.

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