Feeling like shit was all of a sudden a choice. Begin with options.
Self-help Sunday from me and the good people over at Thought Catalog. My latest article here on why self acceptance is a bitch (and so are you). It’s all over your therapist’s mouth. It’s all over the internet and Barnes and Noble. Even Justin Bieber wants you to do it. Self-acceptance is the new kale, and although it’s just as good for you, it’s really uncomfortable. The books and TEDTalks preach mindfulness and compassion, but […]
I needed to have that shitty year and the one between to see it.
Your depression was the perfect way to avoid dealing with my own.
I’m a paper jar. Contained and transparent but tears too easily.
So much gratitude to Thought Catalog Books for including my essay and acknowledging that yes, depression is real, despite what I’ve been told. It’s not “all in my head” or because I “don’t have enough real problems” and won’t be solved by “eating more meat.” Books and writers like these have meant more than you know. Without acknowledgment, there is no healing. And some days that’s all you’re capable of. Buy on Amazon and iBooks.
Some days the only thought that keeps me breathing is: “Tomorrow is new.”
Did you ever think that loneliness had a sound so loud you can’t think?
Meditation is a bullshit way to quiet my lies that want truth.
At the heart of all our sadness is that our truth is unloveable.