Monthly Archives: January 2013


(Trigger warning: If you have phobias related to being institutionalized, you may not want to read this.) There are some topics I may orbit forever. I can hardly stand to land on them, but I can stare for hours from … Continue reading

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To me, dealing with a problem means defining it, describing it, and coming up with a plan for handling it. In a way, it’s a very soothing process. Problems that aren’t discussed become these huge nebulous things, creeping in to … Continue reading

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Therapists have been telling me for years not to isolate. It’s so appealing in the short-term: the silence, the freedom from social pressure. In the long-term, however, it just feeds every problem. Depression, anxiety, alcohol cravings – they’re engines that … Continue reading

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