This election season in the U.S. is more stressful than ever before (and that’s saying something). Some common difficulties I’ve been hearing about include doomscrolling, feeling hurt and unsupported when friends and family hold discriminatory views, and fear and hopelessness about the future. All of these feelings and MORE are completely valid. And the questionContinue reading “Coping with 2020 Election Season Stress”
Category Archives: Trauma
Stop Reading This.
I’ve started about a hundred blog posts about Black Lives Matter, and Pride month. None of them felt right. And it FINALLY dawned on me why. A a cis, straight, white woman, I have nothing to add to this conversation that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) haven’t already been saying for hundreds and hundredsContinue reading “Stop Reading This.”
A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms
Dear You, If you’re reading this letter, you may be wondering… was my mom emotionally distant? Here are some signs that she may have been… During childhood, you spent a lot of time alone, being looked after by siblings, or looking after siblings. Your mom didn’t come to your recitals, shows, or games. Your momContinue reading “A Letter to Children of Emotionally Distant Moms”
Why do people keep choosing bad partners?
We all have that friend… you know the one. Every time they say they’re dating someone new, you cringe. You dread meeting their new beau, because their partners are always rude, mean, obnoxious, full of themselves, or even abusive. And hey, that friend might even be you. So what gives? Why can’t this person see thatContinue reading “Why do people keep choosing bad partners?”