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Stress vs Anxiety

Lately I’ve been thinking about the difference between anxiety and stress.  Sure they are similar, but they aren’t exactly the same by any means.  I looked up the definitions just to see what they technically meant. 294 more words


Review: Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick #YearofYA

After a week, I’m still struggling to sit down and write this review. 1) because the book won’t make its way into the world until May 31, 2016 and 2) I’m struck by how much it moved me. 689 more words


What do I do with my life?

Many people just graduating from high school are faced with the single most terrifying question in existence.  “So, what are you going to do next?”  When people (adults) ask that, they want to know whether or not you’re going to college, where you’re going to college, and what you want to major in.   309 more words


Meet LiLu

This is LiLu.

Or Lu, for short. I like to think most people just call her Lu. She is my creation, and this is the first in what will be a series of watercolor paintings, featuring Lu. 282 more words


What Is Normal?

I told myself I wasn’t going to let it bother me.

People had been drinking cocktails, and we all know that sometimes people say and do things they don’t mean when cocktails are involved. 843 more words

My Family

Why I'm Scared To See A Therapist

Most people can accept that therapy does help people, at least in some cases.  If you are dealing with a traumatic event or have any sort of mental illness it is often recommended that you see a therapist.   292 more words


What is normal?

People whose lives combine severe and multiple disadvantages have often grown up in worlds where alcohol or drug use, violence or offending are normal. Chaotic behaviours can be a coping mechanism to trauma and isolation. 679 more words