Therapy Session #5: Body Image and Depression

I take frantic notes after every therapy session with the aim of remembering all of the revelations I came to in that 50 minute period. Most of the notes I take are disjointed blurbs that, when read together, illuminate some kind of unifying message or wider theme. Sometimes I have to think about how to…

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Therapy, Session 2: Self-Care 101

Self-Care 101: ‘Write 1 thing you’re grateful for or like about yourself per day.’ This was my therapist’s response to the prolonged silence and shrug that followed her question about what I need right now. What would self-care look like for me today? A simple enough question, but I stared at her dumbfounded.

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Depression: A Poem

On the way home one evening, when I was in a particularly dark place, I had the clarity and understanding of my headspace to write the following words below. I cherish them still because nothing I have been able to write since has so concisely and aptly captured the extent to which I feel removed…

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