Heavy Subject Matter (Pt. 2: Physically Heavy)

Warning: heavy material ahead. No, not a content warning. (If you want that, see Pt. 1). Though, I suppose the book has some of that in its characters' backstory. I literally mean heavy subjects ahead. For anyone who is super adept at remembering my life: Why? It's not that interesting? Can you please teach me … Continue reading Heavy Subject Matter (Pt. 2: Physically Heavy)

War and Piecemeal Memory

Have you ever lied about reading War and Peace? Me neither. At least, I don't think I have ever lied about reading it. I mean, it's not like I'd remember, or anyone could tell the difference between my lying about having read it or my actually reading it. I have read it. I just unfortunately … Continue reading War and Piecemeal Memory

Improv #5: Meta-Analysis

This post was supposed to be about physicality in Improv. It was also supposed to be titled The Body Keeps the Score. It is neither of those things because it turns out even a girl with ADHD can't truly have an original thought. My brain can't stay inside the box, but it certainly can stay … Continue reading Improv #5: Meta-Analysis

Data Minding

I first intended to post about the fact that statistical algorithms can pick out individuals with various mental health diagnoses from the type of language they use on social media last November, but I lost my hyperfocus on the topic almost immediately after I read the original media blurb about a new study. I also … Continue reading Data Minding

Messages in a Bottle #4: Cold Lang Syne

Today's winter storm event - Winter Storm Liam - is turning out to be a non-event for my area. There are two more potential snowmakers behind it, per my favorite bedtime story,  aka The Weather Channel. Maybe those will live up to the hype that Liam didn't. The blizzard we ran into in Iceland in the final installment … Continue reading Messages in a Bottle #4: Cold Lang Syne

CBT and the Statistician

Catastrophizing is an interesting phenomenon when you are a statistician. It's ingrained in me to work out the odds, even for the things I fear the most. I am the girl who corrects her therapist that, "No, I don't actually think X, Y or Z is going to happen. I objectively assign only about a … Continue reading CBT and the Statistician

Why do we apologize to our partners for “our crazy?” as women with mental health challenges?

I've seen this many times. I've been this many times. A woman with anxiety, depression, OCD, bipolar, PTSD or another mental health challenge offers a thank you to her partner for "putting up with me" or for "tolerating my crazy." My partner knows I started a blog. He also knows me well enough to know that … Continue reading Why do we apologize to our partners for “our crazy?” as women with mental health challenges?