music
Sometimes I think I can physically feel my brain chemistry changing when we're in the middle of a song.
in

Jun 13, 2014 at 9:00am | 43 comments

healthy
I’m in the fetal position on the floor of my locked bedroom, 16 years old, sobbing hysterically, shielding my eyes from a piece of plastic vomit.
dating
And as if that weren't awkward enough, I soon learned that I'd recently dated one of her best friends. Apparently the Jewish NYC dating scene is frighteningly insular.
therapy
Today's my first free Thursday afternoon in over 3 years, and it feels weird-good.
in

Mar 6, 2014 at 11:30am | 131 comments

depression
Even though internally I am a hot mess, on the outside my appearance is the same.
you are the advice columnist
What can I do? Should I come out about my mental health to HR? Should I petition to change the leave policy?
adoption
What I got was a two page letter, obviously written by an individual whose job it is to review sealed records and extract whatever information it is legal to provide.
friends
Most people learn trust as a child from the people raising them, but I learned to go on roller coasters on my own.
depression
My question is how can I tell people (i.e. my friends) about this?
friendships
When my friends tell me that they want to help, I totally understand what they are saying, and I love them for offering, but I kind of wish they wouldn't.
therapy
Plus, win a Kindle Paperwhite and a $100 gift certificate, or a copy of "Coming Clean" by Kimberly Rae Miller!
how not to be a dick
There are no awards given for most suffering during a massage.
getting pregnant with michelle tea
I found this great chart that lists all of the local therapists that do take my insurance, and I opened it up and got overwhelmed. There are so many of them! How do I make my choice?
trauma
dogs
My budget is tight right now. But my dog is worth it.
in

Jul 3, 2013 at 9:00am | 187 comments

therapy
therapy
I gave up on therapy over a decade ago because I apparently bore psychologists to sleep with my problems.
in

Apr 12, 2013 at 9:00am | 260 comments

dating
Yes, it is a little atypical that my boyfriend and I don’t fight, but things have been working out so far, right?
therapy
enneagram
I grew up in a house where horoscopes were banned, and nonfiction was the genre of choice. So personality tests, and all the crunchy-hippie-granola-hooey that goes with them? Not up my alley.
stress
I have a collection of innovative avoidance behaviors, designed to keep me from acknowledging or dealing with any unpleasantness that should befall me
in

Jan 28, 2013 at 5:00pm | 78 comments

anxiety
I went to therapy once. For exactly a year. I don't think it worked.
in

Dec 18, 2012 at 3:00pm | 88 comments