Working Hard at Laziness

Last month I was swamped at work, working harder than I ever had in my current role. Yet, as is so often the case with my mental illness, it still didn’t feel like enough. I still felt lazy. In anything I do, work around the house, my career, my studies, I never feel it is […]

The State of Our Mental Health Nation

Tonight, President Trump will give his State of the Union address. Some will love it, others will hate it, many likely won’t even watch. I don’t care where you fall on that spectrum. As I’ve said before, I don’t want this site to be political. Yet access to mental health care and a reduction in […]

Animals: At Least They’re Honest

I used to work in marine conservation and was once attacked by a shark. Just kidding, shark attacks are incredibly rare and statistically they have more reason to be afraid of us than the other way around. Shame on me for that little lie, but I was curious to see who read my last post. […]

Smiles and Suicide

I said that my last post was one I really struggled with. I think this one might be even harder for me. Apparently, this is the week for me to rip open old scars and talk about the tough shit. I promise my next post will be something more fun, like me almost getting stabbed […]

Little Boy Blue and the Man in The Moon

I have struggled a lot with this post. I’ve struggled with it because it is about my father. I have a complicated relationship with him, and am unsure how best to approach that relationship, much less talk about it here. He is a big part of my story, an inescapable part, and I’ve told him […]

My 10 Year Mental Health Challenge

So, if you’ve gone on social media recently you’ve probably seen people posting pictures of themselves 10 years ago and now. And even though there is nothing remotely challenging about that, they are calling it the 10 year challenge. Because apparently everything that goes viral has to be a challenge. But it led me to […]