Articles & Essays / Personal

2015: The Year in Review

By On December 20, 2015

2015 in Review: It was a year of unanticipated change. On the mental health side of things… I quit my job. I changed antidepressants. I applied to graduate school at the very last minute… and got in. I finally found the life-changing therapy that I didn’t even know I needed. I rediscovered my inner Type-A Monica Geller.1 On the Internetting side…

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The Mental Illness Diaries

By On August 23, 2015

  Photograph of sailboats in Kiel Bootshafen at sunset. It’s symbolic, or something. Recovery from – and coping with – mental illness is not a linear progression. I do not have a before and after story. Right now, what I have is a series of choices and changes that have affected where I am. On July 28th I stopped taking…

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Sex, Depression, & the Medication Merry-Go-Round

By On July 25, 2015

I’ve spoken about this here on the blog before, but for new readers: Yes, it’s true, I have depression and anxiety. Depression and anxiety are both disorders that can have a significant affect on your sex life. For me, depression hits harder than anxiety. Depression – and some anti-depressants – make me utterly disinterested in sex. Even though I take comfort in…

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Ask Me Anything: The Video

By On July 15, 2015

Several weeks ago, I posted about an upcoming Ask Me Anything video. After three attempts*, here it is!   *The first time, I literally choked halfway through and had to stop because makeup was running down my face. GLAMOUR. Should I do more Ask Me Anything videos? What kind of videos would you like to see?