There’s Never A Good Time

My grandfather’s mother was raped by her stepfather or uncle (no one can really be sure) when she was fourteen. They lived in rural Illinois, and, at fourteen years old she had her first baby, my grandfather’s brother Sonny. A […]
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What does it mean to be “depressed”?

Note: This is a guest blog by the awesome Jennifer Pastiloff Are you depressed? I feel like I am about to write copy for an anti-depressant commercial. Do you find yourself thinking sad thoughts? Trouble sleeping? Find you can’t focus? […]
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Change your mind. I dare you!

When I was 11 years old I discovered acting. I became obsessed with it like a magical something I had found under a rock in my backyard, a magical something that was all mine. Once I turned the rock over […]
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Saying Yes

This morning in my yoga class I asked everyone to write down on sticky notes what they were going to say Yes to today. This photo to the left is one showing some of their answers. They put them over […]
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Safety

Confessions. Part 1. 1. I like to feel safe. I have a yearning to feel safe. The pop psychologist in you will say Well, Jen, that is because your dad died when you were young and all you ever want […]
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