Unpack This

I'm early for my appointment so I sit in the waiting room. Usually I wait in the first floor lobby, alternately checking my phone and people watching until it's time to go upstairs for my session. I also hang back from the bank of elevators, waiting to catch an empty one. It's a busy building so I'm hardly ever successful, but still. I try. ...more

What My Obnoxious Cat Taught Me About Acceptance

"Dammit, Yoshi," I said, scooting him out of the way with my foot. "I already fed you."He meowed in return, arguing (as usual) that while he had been fed before, he wasn't being fed now, so clearly something was terribly wrong....more

He Loves Me Despite Myself

We lie side by side in the dark, and he whispers the same thing he whispers every night: "I love you, Celeste."I don't want to ask, but I do. Every night, the same question: "Why's that?"...more
Be strong and happy. Life is beautiful and so are you. Be happy with your man. Lucky you have ...more

I'm Tired of Needing Therapy

Trigger Warning: suicide, stillbirth, self harm.I sank into the cushions of my therapist's ridiculously comfortable chaise lounge for the first time in two weeks and picked up the billing statement she'd left for me.“Well, that's one benefit of fewer therapy sessions,” I quipped, noting the almost quaint balance due....more

It's Such A Bummer About Body Hair

"If you don't shave your armpits," she beamed, "it gets all wavy like a man's."We all turned to the back of the room and laughed at the strangeness of our classmate's statement. We'd been getting A Talk about personal hygiene - specifically, how to not smell awful after our eighth grade PE class. Mrs. Loo had just finished extolling the virtues of baby powder. Walking the Razor's Edge, Image Credit: JD Hancock via Flickr...more
Odetomrskatzcohn Heck yeah to that! Though it's interesting to see how much older people are the ...more