The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self [Review]

This book has a wealth of helpful information for therapists and for people learning to gain self-insight, independently. Awesome. 5/5 stars for sure. If you grew up in stressful circumstances, this may not be a light read for you. I certainly found that to be the case. Though having a lot of things laid bare [...]

The Smell of Breath Review

I follow Conor and his partner(s) on Instagram and Youtube, so it's always a treat to read something written by someone I feel like I ... sort of know? I'll start with saying that I absolutely loved what Conor prefaced this work with: This is not fiction. But I'm also not sure if it happened [...]

If I’m not in a space where I can be happy for you

Then I don't want to be around you. Because that's generally not me... usually I'm able to share joy with people, but it's snowing outside and even though I started off my day well-rested and I was super productive in terms of writing today... I'm just off and not feeling it. Hopefully swimming laps will [...]

Faith in Humanity Restored

I tend to write about mental health, struggles, coping ... all of which I am passionate about. However, on Wednesday of this week I beheld two beautiful incidents in a coffee shop that made me really pause. These brief moments of human kindness and connection really helped restore something within me that's fights cynicism. It's [...]

Relationship Obsession

I've given this a lot of thought. I think living in the United States especially ... as well as the influence of social media, really encourages relationship obsession. Meaning that if you aren't in a romantic relationship and posting Instagram perfect photos as "evidence" then there's something wrong with you. Disney movies likely don't help [...]

Wellness Wednesday

Haven't done one of these in a while. We see posts all the time telling us to always be kind because we don't know what battles people are fighting. And I just was reflecting on the people who have been kind to me in my life and it is so, so appreciated, especially because for [...]

Today was too much. Lol.

Too much angst. Excitement. Goodness. Just everything. Lol. I did pass my dissertation proposal defense. Was told I did a great job and my chair and mentor gave me this sticker for my laptop. Everyone seems to know I love the sea and it's critters. 🙂 Now just have to do the stats and discussion. [...]

2019 Reflection and 2020 Goals

I can't believe another year has gone by... time really does fly. If 2019 taught me anything, it’s that you can’t wait for people to show up for you how you want them to and the sooner you accept yourself for who you are— your true nature, the less time you’ll waste and the less [...]

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 [...]