World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. I have struggled with anxiety for most of my adult life. I suffer from severe chronic pain, and it is quite common for pain to go hand in hand with anxiety and depression. That doesn't make me weak. That makes me human. - 1 in 5 people will experience... Continue Reading →

My Sometimes Sadness

The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain, but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire. - Lemony... Continue Reading →

A letter to my son

Dear Aidan, This time of year we are taught to spend time thinking of all the things we are grateful for, and I can't think of anything I am more thankful for than you. It's okay if you roll your eyes a little in my direction. I won't take offence. I am sure this might... Continue Reading →

Great Expectations

The year I turned 23, I wanted to have a big birthday party. I planned the whole thing! Cake, balloons, food, and music. The venue was chosen weeks ahead of time, and I invited all my close friends. THIS was going to be the birthday to put all other birthdays to shame. I spent hours... Continue Reading →

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