Personal Development

I Have Compassion For Everyone Struggling With Depression. Except Myself.

The One Thing Lupus Took From Me That I Don’t Miss At All

 

No, I Don’t Want To Be Your Token Black Best Friend

I’m Diabetic, And Sometimes I Don’t Care

There are both grand and trite lessons one learns with a chronic illness.

The Women Who Helped Me After My Sexual Assault

And I wonder how I could have left these women out of my story, how I could have given all my attention to the men who had hurt me instead of the women who had helped me.

To All Those Who Don’t Know If They’ve Been Sexually Assaulted

Why I’m A Relentless Overachiever

In my mind, if I do not incessantly succeed, people have no reason to rely on me. Believe in me. Love me.

I Feel Ashamed For Needing Anxiety Meds​

 

I’m Genderfluid And Here’s What I’d Like You To Know

Dear Dad: I Did Just Fine Without You

You made me feel like I was replaceable and unloveable, and I’ve carried that with me my entire life.

Why I Finally Decided To Stop Taking Birth Control

When my doctor wanted put me on the pill, I agreed. But that was the wrong move. 

11 Things People With Anxiety Need You To Know

I have no more say over when a panic attack sets in than you do over when you get struck with the flu.

How Sulking Helped Me Become A Happier Person

Who knew crying in bed with chocolate would change my life?

Why It’s So Hard For Us To Accept Help From Others

Over the years, I’ve gotten good at asking for help. But it’s still not easy.

How Your Clutter Is Making You Sick

Having too much stuff can actually be hazardous to your health.

I’m Almost 40 And This Is Not What I Wanted My Life To Be

I need to come to terms with the fact that my dream may never come true.

All The Time I Wasted Being Pretty

Somehow, while I was busy being beautiful, time passed. Now, I’m just the mom you pass in the supermarket; the woman you don’t notice.

I’m Ugly And It Makes Me A Better Girlfriend

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.

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