Recent dialogue surrounding mental health has often compared it to physical health. This perspective asks one basic question: what if we treated emotional pain like physical pain; mental illness like physical illness? ...Read More
My tunnel vision only sees oblivion
Making me oblivious to the superfluous, the
So much to capture, but I don't develop it, I just focus on the negatives...
The struggle of coming to terms with my grieving has two defining characteristics. Firstly, I could not understand what I was experiencing because most people around me were not being candid about their emotions. There was no window of time to sit and be honest with our sadness, and for that reason I interpreted my emotions to be unacceptable...Read More
My heart sank and dissolved in the fear bubbling in my stomach when I opened the door to reveal nothing but a few dirty towels, a stack of toilet paper, and my sister’s curling iron. A hard swallow, clenched jaw, and grim acceptance of my situation saw me out of the bathroom door...Read More
One of the first things I do when I wake up is check my calendar. Then my flagged emails, my list of reminders, and my sticky notes. These first few moments are usually spent in a panic because I dread forgetting something...Read More