overcorrection bridge

Serial Overcorrection

My ex/bestie/blog editor/podcast cohost Josh has this uncanny ability of telling me what I need to hear in the moment. Back when he and I were discussing the issues that we were having with our podcast recording sessions, Josh said something that instantly brought me to tears. “What cannot bend must break. What cannot break must bend.” Tears. Ugly sobbing tears. Not even kidding. I … Continue reading Serial Overcorrection

learning to say no

Part 1: Learning to Say “No”

This post is part 1 of a 2-part series I wrote about learning how to manage and communicate my expectations of myself. I hope you enjoy and find it relatable! I’m sure you all are aware of the facet of the current mental-health movement centered around saying “no” when you don’t feel like you’re mentally able to handle something. Saying “no” isn’t always easy. There’s … Continue reading Part 1: Learning to Say “No”

high functioning depression

High-Functioning Depression

(TW Depression, Eating Disorder)   Depression can be sneaky. It can creep up on you, especially when you haven’t been deep in the throes of it for a while and you’re so busy that you don’t really notice it. I was coming out of a depressive episode at the beginning of last year, and I got to a reasonably good place. I’m typically a high-functioning … Continue reading High-Functioning Depression

becoming empathetic

Becoming Empathetic

I’m a thinker. Tried and true. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat in a therapist’s chair and proudly explained how I felt about a situation. As someone who, like many others, repressed negative emotions, I’ve been in therapy to work on processing said emotions, so I feel proud of myself when I can name them. I would sit back in my therapist’s … Continue reading Becoming Empathetic