Monthly Archives: September 2016

it ain’t depression if it’s nihilism

there’s a reason i avoid human contact when i’m depressed: i’m too self-absorbed with my sadness to be present for another person. also, i’m afraid of being vulnerable and afraid of being rejected if i ask for help. but i … Continue reading

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three men, three messages

i texted three old loves within three minutes on monday morning. the three text messages included contrasting subjects because my relationship with each has landed in divergent places, but i felt all three step forward in my heart at once and … Continue reading

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being the best best friend

my best friend spent the weekend with me. i haven’t felt like i’ve done much well lately, but this weekend i had the opportunity to practice what i do best—deep listening, unconditional loving, and being gigi’s best friend. gigi left … Continue reading

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confessions from wednesday and thursday

confession: i quit many work-related activities when i moved from austin to philadelphia last june. i continue to make a living in the same ways, but quieter, slower, smaller. i know how i want to spend my days, my hours, … Continue reading

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