The Black Dog – Depression

This is a video that I’ve watched several times, both on my own and for my Master’s program. It’s one man’s experience with depression, where he likens his struggle to that of a black dog who follows him around, acting like a shadow that hovers over everything he does. Click here to watch the video. […]

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FREE 30-Day Gratitude Journal

Studies have shown that people who practice gratitude can end up feeling more optimistic, more positive about their lives, and just happier in general.

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Wednesday Musings

I don’t have a deep or insightful article for you today. Just some thoughts on how challenging this degree is for me these days, now that I’m in my internship. I did the math today and discovered that I’m way further behind on my hours than I thought I was. Like, I’m 1/6th of the […]

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How I Realized I’m A Late Blooming Lesbian (AKA, how thick can you get?)

Okay, so I want to clarify something here. Some people I’ve met don’t really consider the age of 24 as “late blooming” or an odd age to discover your true sexuality. After all, that’s about the age at which your prefrontal cortex (the brain’s personality, reasoning, and decision-making center) is fully formed. I use the […]

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On being a grad student (with chronic illness)

I’ve been sort of pondering about what this blog should ultimately be. It seems superficial to have it just be about planners and other crafts because although those are my biggest hobbies, I feel like I also want to share the person who’s behind all of that as well. Maybe that’s not the best marketing […]

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I could probably run faster. But I won’t. Here’s why.

Unlike most people, I’ve been offered a “shortcut” to making exercise easier. I have the option to go from being out of breath 80% of the time to being more like other people my age (you know, the 24 year olds who aren’t winded by a single flight of stairs). And it would happen almost […]

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