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The psychic

: I met JoEllen at Help Line. She was another of the volunteers there. I didn’t know her very well but she seemed likable enough. She was in her 50s, a genial and gentle person with a direct, penetrating gaze. 527 more words


Anxiety and Mountain Pose

As established yesterday, I want to make more of an effort, going forward, to write about the “tools” I’ve gathered in the last year or so that have helped (and continue to help) me in managing anxiety. 1,137 more words


Riding the Circuit: Benton, Illinois

Of Beatles and Charlie Birger…

As a Mount Vernon, Illinois attorney, I travel throughout the state practicing law and meeting with clients on topics ranging from bankruptcy to estate law, from divorce to litigation. 537 more words


Anxiety Antidotes

Something I’ve mentioned in previous posts, but haven’t talked about in any kind of concentrated detail, is the fact that I’ve experienced a big uptick in anxiety in the last two years+. 628 more words

Self-Portraits (in Words And Images)

OMG! (Deadname)!

One great thing about my new girlfriend is meeting her friends and expanding my social circle. My girlfriend’s best friend (GBF) lives in the Columbia City area of Seattle and we went down Friday night so I could meet GBF and her family. 920 more words


September is Special.

September is a month full of memories for me personally. It’s not just the end of summer, but it carries many days that have personal meaning to me. 893 more words




This is another personal article on a subject of my choice. It regards mental health in general and elation, a state of heightened joy in particular. 416 more words