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Laying It All Bare

I’ve been asked more than once by readers of this blog if I’m okay. In writing about my past struggles with mental health I’ve caused...

Moving From Resistance to Acceptance

It’s not possible to be happy 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, yet we seem to believe that should be attainable and if we just tweak...

Practicing Gratitude

I used to think gratitude practices were new-agey and for people that were into touchy feely stuff that I saw as a weakness. Once I had a...

Gaslighting Myself

You may have heard the term gaslighting used often these days, especially in politics, as people continually try to create alternate...

Conscious Activism

These days when the world seems to have gone mad and I still find myself holding on to hope, I wonder if I’ve gone too far in ridding my...

Meeting My Extroverted Self

This past week I was given a glimpse of a part of me I never thought existed. I’ve long known that I’m an introvert who needs ample time...

Authenticity as Mental Health

After recovering my physical health following my months long breakdown, I began asking myself the tough questions about how I wanted to...

The Thrill of Progress

Living with anxiety is like being on a rollercoaster ride that’s terrifying and exhilarating at the same time. One minute anxiety can...

Our Stories Are Our Power

In my last post, I wrote about how our brains can generate false narratives at any given moment and that our bodies start to believe them...

"C" is For Consciousness

Image credit: Viscera I (Untitled) by Kelly Messer, 2018. Oil on canvas. You may be wondering why I would share my mental health...

"B" is For Breakdown

When anxiety has taken over your life and your body has existed in a constant state of sickness from worrying and living in fear, it...

"A" is For Anxiety

If you had asked me five years ago when I first realized I had anxiety, I would have responded, “What, you think I have anxiety?” So much...

Women's Bodies: Culture and Coercion

Last week the House of Representatives passed a bill to reinstate the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that lapsed in February 2019....

A Letter to Progressive White Women

Dear Progressive White Women: I thought we were working to smash the patriarchy, but from what I’m seeing and hearing these days we are...

The Permeation of Privilege

In Minnesota, winter often becomes a game of boasting about unseemly cold temperatures and the travails of shoveling snow or driving...

Anti-Racism Resources

I’d like to share the people, documentaries, books and other media that I’ve learned from over the course of unpacking my whiteness. I’ve...