Except For Death and Paying Taxes…

“Everything in life is only for now. Don’t stress, relax, let life roll off your backs. Except for death and paying taxes, everything in life is only for now!“ That line is from the crude but hilarious musical, Avenue Q, and it has been going through my head relentlessly the last few days. And here […]

Shining a Light On Our Darkness

I write this blog for a number of reasons. One reason is to connect with others who struggle with mental illness, letting them know they aren’t alone. Another reason is to push back on the stigma surrounding mental illness. But I think on some level, I write in the desperate hope that one day I […]

The Dark Tales of Justice’s Blindness

I talked Thursday about what lawyers need to do for one another and how the profession can better take care of it’s practitioners. Today, however, I want to talk about what lawyers, law makers, and policy makers can do for society. Laws are often built around what is known as the “reasonable person” standard. First […]

The Darkness of My Demons. And the Light of My Angels

I frequently refer to my mental health issues as demons. And to me, they absolutely are. And while I’ve talked of my faith some, the fact is that the demons of my darkness are getting a lot more screen time than the light of my angels. And as I’ve found myself thinking more about faith […]

Looking Back on Mental Health Awareness Month

Today brings Mental Health Awareness Month to a close. Of course, for mental health advocates, the mission of spreading awareness and combating the stigma surrounding mental illness will continue long after the calendar pages flip. But in the meantime it is important to look back on what this year’s awareness month brought. Close to home […]

The Shiny Stories of…Stress?

I haven’t been sleeping very well the last few nights. One such night, I decided to watch something while waiting for sleep to come. And what I found was this TED Talk on how stress can be good. My anxiety makes a lot of things stressful for me. And the fact is that living at […]

Damn These Decisions

Decisions are hard for me. I mean, I usually know what I want to do, but then my anxiety monster gets its talons into me and I start to worry whether it is the ‘right’ and how will people react to this decision. And this is hard because just think about how many decisions you […]