What Does “I’ll Be Thinking of You” Actually Mean?

What Does “I’ll Be Thinking of You” Actually Mean?

When I was a kid, I remember funerals with cards in the mail, casseroles, prayers, flowers, and other very tangible examples of sympathy and condolences. And other perhaps odd but thoughtful gestures – a neighbor taking the car to fuel it up so that wasn’t a concern, someone minding the baby without being asked, lawns […]

My Pride Queer Comfort Box

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It is hard to do some shopping when you have nowhere to go, noone to see, and nothing to do. Boo hoo. I’m pulling myself out of week 8 of terrible mental health symptoms. I am going to buy myself some comfort as a bit of resiliency against the remnants of this mixed state. So […]

It is okay, even though it’s not

Cherry Blossoms Remind Us Of Renewal

It is okay, even though it is not. It is okay if you are upset about a milestone that will be missed, be it your prom or your family reunion or Easter dinner with your family. It is okay if you feel resentment about having to show up for your work instead of being home […]

I am Brittle in My Anguish

I’ve been anxious my whole life long, but I haven’t always been afraid. There have been individual moments, of course, including my experiences with violence and assault. But what I feel now is different, dare I say more of an existential fear about my actual existence? I do not have much family. My parents and […]

Ever Wish You Had a Fashionista Godmother?

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Tell us all about your best confidence outfit. Don’t leave out the shoes or the perfect accessories. My life has changed so much over the past few years that this seemingly innocuous question gives me great pause. I’ve regained all the weight I lost when I was critically ill. I work from home so I […]