An Old Friend

Today is one of those days that I repeat to myself how weird my life feels. It's hard to explain to other people who haven't moved around a lot... that feeling of so many different threads in your life, different paths you could have taken, different friends you've made and lost contact with, being torn [...]

True Romance Movie Review [yes, spoilers]

  Apparently I saw this movie years ago and just don't remember, which is typical of my memory I guess. The only scene I really remembered was Bama doing cartwheels by the train yard... which is also a fitting image for the whole tone of this movie: endearing, raw, but also nuts. I love this [...]

One of my favorite Jane Eyre quotes

That a greater fool than Jane Eyre had never breathed the breath of life; that a more fantastic idiot had never surfeited herself on sweet lies, and swallowed poison as if it were nectar. -Charlotte Bronte   I have always so identified with this story... even though I'm not an orphan, in many ways I [...]

Anxiety During the Holidays

Today was just one of those days that I tried really hard. Lifted. Went on a walk because it was gorgeous out. And my anxiety was still very, very bad most of the day. I made it through seeing my two clients but overall my anxiety just ended up being unbearable. I'm tired of my [...]

Trauma and Shrinking

Let's just start by saying relational trauma is a thing. And it can make connecting with people especially hard. I realize that certain tendencies within myself are trauma responses. My tendency to clean when I'm anxious and don't feel well. Why do kids who grow up in unstable environments feel the need to be perfect [...]

My Sunshine Blogger Award

  This is such a fun positive thing and I'm happy to be nominated and involved. The lovely KellyKinetics nominated me and I'm super excited to try to answer her questions to the best of my ability lol and to nominate 11 people myself! Yay. You should totally go check out Kelly's blog... lots of [...]