nervous breakdown
A few weeks ago, I receive an e-mail with this subject line: "Hi From Good Morning America/ We'd Love to Talk with you Right Away!"
migraines

I read once migraines are a rare breed of neurological malady in that they can cause a sort of cognitive and physical meltdown, a total collapse and haywiring of the senses, without causing permanent disability.
in

Apr 4, 2013 at 6:00pm | 144 comments

issues
Makeup or no makeup, negligence doesn't seem to do the trick for me either.
in

Dec 7, 2012 at 6:00pm | 70 comments

issues
Outside, all stores are shut and dead asleep. The windows of every tall building are flat black. The air is swirling with fierce punch and magic force. We find neighbors clustered in the middle of 1st Avenue, a gaggle in Burberry rain gear, pullover hockey windbreakers and UGGS. Near and above them is a dangling WALK sign, creaking like a horror story broken door.
in

Nov 7, 2012 at 1:30pm | 17 comments

relationships
The other night I get this voicemail from my dad out of the blue. He wasn’t pleased with me.
in

Nov 5, 2012 at 6:00pm | 40 comments

healthy
I look it up myself to investigate potential causes, stress, anorexia, “structural problems” like tumors or blockage, chemical imbalances. Stress maybe, but most other things I’ve tested out just fine.
in

Oct 22, 2012 at 2:30pm | 65 comments

issues
I’ve watched babies on date night, arranged funeral flowers, filled anti-psychotic prescriptions for elementary schoolboys, worked as a nanny for the kids of a famous artist, made ice cream cones, sandwiches, coffee.
in

Oct 18, 2012 at 12:00pm | 20 comments

healthy
Rachel Maddow says she can feel it when a depression is coming in, like the prelude to a migraine. She has to make allowances for it, rework her schedule, make sure she isn’t interviewing authors because she can't read a book a day like normal.
in

Oct 10, 2012 at 12:30pm | 89 comments

relationships
At times I question if my disinterest in dating is odd, feel the expectation that I am supposed to be actively looking for coupledom or the perfect Bertolucci liaison.
in

Sep 18, 2012 at 10:00am | 37 comments

issues
To be honest, I think, I believe in all that magic, just as much as I believe in mugs and senators and every other little thing that makes the world go round.
in

Sep 10, 2012 at 1:30pm | 22 comments