depression

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 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

Definitely Me

You know what’s difficult about being in grad school for therapy? With each class you take, you question whether or not you have the disorder you’re learning about. My Lifespan and Development class was a minefield of emotions. I often found myself grieving my childhood… Read More »Definitely Me