Like a Garden: My List of Diagnoses Grows

Like a Garden: My List of Diagnoses Grows

:: I decided to get tested for my children. Autism Spectrum Disorder is another flower in my bouquet of diagnoses. As my children have grown, I see so much of my younger self in them. My experiences as a child have echoed into the present as my children have explored...
Anxiety Disorder in Disordered Times

Anxiety Disorder in Disordered Times

:: Anxiety disorder can’t be solved with hand sanitizer. With a full pantry. With social distancing. None of those things matter at all if you have anxiety disorder. Early this morning, around 5:30 a.m., I awoke from a horrible nightmare. I was riding in a car...
My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

My Depression Is Not for Your Catharsis

:: Sometimes I suffer. Sometimes being me hurts, a lot. But that’s all part of my story. Stop trying to take away my story. It’s hard to write about depression when you are depressed. I’ve had depression many times. Yet it wasn’t until the most...