Be Kind To Yourself: On Practicing Self-Care In Quarantine

My world is upside-down at the moment. And I bet yours is, too. Due to the coronavirus situation, both of my jobs are on pause and I am holed up in my studio apartment alone. I have had some extra time on my hands, which has been nice but also strangely intimidating. During this whole … More Be Kind To Yourself: On Practicing Self-Care In Quarantine

It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

I used to feel awfully alone. When I first returned to Dallas from Nashville, I felt awfully alone. Not the kind of loneliness that comes and goes with varying moods or circumstances, but the kind of isolation and desertion that leaves you feeling empty and saddened. Only a handful of my hometown and college friends … More It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

What It’s Like To Live With High-Functioning Depression

High-functioning depression can be hard to see. But that doesn’t mean it’s not there. Here are a few of my symptoms with depression: When I feel depressed, my energy is extremely low. I have zero motivation to get out of bed, shower or even change clothes. My high-functioning depression is very present, even when it’s … More What It’s Like To Live With High-Functioning Depression