Stop The Ride. I Want To Get Off.

"When someone gets on the roller coaster to big emotions, you can choose to stay on the platform and wait for them to get back." "Just because you have a clown in your life doesn't mean you have to buy a ticket to the circus." I heard both of these ideas in different places, but [...]

Let’s Talk About OCD

Trigger warning for anyone who is steering clear of descriptions of symptoms of mental illness. When people think about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, they often picture washing hands too often or keeping everything perfect or symmetrical. These can be examples of OCD, but OCD can be many things. I never considered that it could be part [...]

Why I Write

My therapist tells me all the time that my mind is so full of stories and thoughts that it can be overwhelming for those around me. If you know me in real life, you know I can talk. The inside of my crowded brain can look a lot like Shea Stadium when the Beatles played. [...]

The Books on the Top Shelf

Every morning when I got my books out of the closet to start school, I would glance at the top shelf. My mother kept the teacher counterpart books with the answers on the top shelf. During my high school years, she would spent much of the day in the basement with the door shut. And [...]