Mental Health

Dreams

I read an article the other day that said more people were having vivid dreams during this pandemic. Deirdre Barrett, a psychologist at Harvard Medical School, suggested the spike in dream recall is a side effect of the slower-paced lifestyle some non-essential workers are now… Read More »Dreams

Urgent Care Diaries

Back in January, I swear I had COVID-19. Nobody believed me. I was in Vegas for a work function and a few days later had these symptoms: Fever Shortness of breath/shallow breathing Cough I went to Urgent Care, but they scoffed at my concern that… Read More »Urgent Care Diaries

The New World

A lot has changed in the last week. A week ago I was in work overdrive prepping for my big event and this week I’m wondering if I have enough toilet paper and food to last through Gov. Newsom’s mandated-quarantine here in Los Angeles. LA… Read More »The New World

Decisions

At this point, I find myself asking if death is a better option than my current situation of being lectured all day, every day.

The Overwhelm

Dissociate, verb: disconnect or separate (used especially in abstract contexts). At a certain point when I’m feeling overwhelmed, I begin to dissociate. It doesn’t happen immediately or all at once, but more like I slowly find myself drifting off or imagine myself exiting the room… Read More »The Overwhelm