There is no candy hanging on your alarm clock.


I am approaching the next year with sadness. But not the type of sadness that can be labeled. Not the type of sadness that most therapists would call depression. It is not like that. I know your sadness is not like that, either. The type of sadness that I feel is not easily articulated in…

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Give This Letter to the People Who Invite You Over During the Holidays


What do you say to someone who lost the love of their life and they have to go through the Holiday season on their own? What? What do you say to them? You don’t say I am sorry. You don’t just invite them to mindless dinners. You don’t ask them how can I help. And please don’t assume that…

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How to Make Trees


What does it mean to feel your feelings and be with them? Hold them. Hold them as if it is not too much for you. As if there is a tiny lake surrounded by beautiful woods and valleys. I want my feelings, to feel this way. Like a lake surrounded by a forest. I don’t like to feel like the ocean.…

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The Quiet Pain


I jammed my thumb in the door of my car last Saturday. The door closed completely. Not just a little bit. But all the way, shut. As if my thumb was not inside the door. I nearly passed out but I had to find the strength to open the door to get my thumb back out. In those seconds, I was…

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There is no candy hanging on your alarm clock.


I am approaching the next year with sadness. But not the type of sadness that can be labeled. Not the type of sadness that most therapists would call depression. It is not like that. I know your sadness is not like that, either. The type of sadness that I feel is not easily articulated in…

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Give This Letter to the People Who Invite You Over During the Holidays


What do you say to someone who lost the love of their life and they have to go through the Holiday season on their own? What? What do you say to them? You don’t say I am sorry. You don’t just invite them to mindless dinners. You don’t ask them how can I help. And please don’t assume that…

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How to Make Trees


What does it mean to feel your feelings and be with them? Hold them. Hold them as if it is not too much for you. As if there is a tiny lake surrounded by beautiful woods and valleys. I want my feelings, to feel this way. Like a lake surrounded by a forest. I don’t like to feel like the ocean.…

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The Quiet Pain


I jammed my thumb in the door of my car last Saturday. The door closed completely. Not just a little bit. But all the way, shut. As if my thumb was not inside the door. I nearly passed out but I had to find the strength to open the door to get my thumb back out. In those seconds, I was…

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