Social Distancing in the Era of COVID: Even Loners Struggle to Cope

COVID got me like “Bam! Knew you were full of sh*t!” All those years of typical loner attitude and introversion just weren’t quite enough to prepare me for this long haul social distancing. I used to dream about how nice it would be living away from people, not having to interact with anyone and just living my life. But I still live in a neighborhood surrounded by people. I don’t

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To the little lost girl within, Let me love you

There are days when I mourn her loss, though I never really knew her at all. What I want most is to love her. And what I’m truly mourning I think, is my failure and inability to truly see her, acknowledge her, console her, wrap her up in my arms and love her, encourage her, and help her grow to see safety in the world around her so that she can become the best she can be.

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In Support of #WorldSuicidePreventionDay 2019

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. What is World Suicide Prevention Day? According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) website, it “is an opportunity for all sectors of the community – the public, charitable organizations, communities, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, politicians and policy makers, volunteers, those bereaved by suicide, other interested groups and individuals – to join with [them] to focus public attention on the needs of people at

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Reblog: Suicidal thoughts, a faulty system, and societal shaming, oh my…

Today is World Mental Health Day. Not unlike any other day, I was poking around the internet-sphere in search of comforting, explanatory, or otherwise related information on things I struggle with – mental health overall, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, depression, and so on. I came upon this blog post and am reblogging because it is both uber-relatable and a good read. Much thanks to its author. Love & Light, M.A.Young There

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Sleep Subliminal Sessions

About six months ago I found and started listening to these sleep subliminal sessions on YouTube, published by a Thomas Hall (a hypnotherapist in the UK). At the time my anxiety and depression were peaking pretty high and I was feeling really desperate. I’ve been off meds for quite some time now — maybe close to two years? Largely in part due to lack of health insurance. Anyway, having just

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