Self-Love

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Orange Soda

About a month ago, I had a semi-traumatic experience that effectively lowered my threshold for anxiety, meaning it’s become a lot easier to set me off with stress and triggers. I’ve worked pretty hard to develop coping mechanisms for the symptoms of my disorders over the years, but this past month I felt like I’ve […]

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How To Find Sparkly Linings

Imagine you’re having one of those days where everything is going wrong. Every experience you have or piece of news you get seems bad, how could it get any worse? Days like that make it hard to be optimistic, but those are also the most important times to find the good in life. Looking for the […]

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Peter Pan Syndrome

Peter Pan Syndrome is a pop-psychology term, meaning it’s not recognized in the DSM. It refers to people, usually men, who are in a perpetual state of (emotional) adolescence. But is that really such a bad thing? I’ve been accused of refusing to grow up before. Sometimes it’s from a good-natured place, or even said out […]

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Why It’s Okay For Me To Say “Fat”

I’m having a regular conversation with a friend, and I say something about how it would be easier to find tops to wear if I wasn’t fat. They give me a sad puppy dog face and say, “Aw, Mary! You’re not fat!”, and the disappointment begins. This isn’t a one-time scenario I’m describing. It happens […]

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