Regaining Self

Losing one's identity can be a difficult part of early parenthood. At least, this has been the case in my experience. Before being a parent, I was so many things and I had enough passion to fill an entire room. That passion is not gone, it's just channeled into different things - because it has… Continue reading Regaining Self

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Unwanted Intruder

I'm going to be honest. My anxiety has resurged recently. I don't have the kind of anxiety where my mind is constantly filled with worries and what-if scenarios (though I do experience this too...). My anxiety feels exceptionally physiological. Like a hijacker has completely taken over my body, from the inside out, and I have… Continue reading Unwanted Intruder

Seeking Light in the Dark

I always assumed depression was a condition one endured, then moved on from. With time, perhaps medicine, therapy, a good support network, I figured it was somewhat linear: you suffer, then recover. And if the condition is chronic, perhaps the suffering will re-emerge at another point in life, but the trajectory will be the same.… Continue reading Seeking Light in the Dark