Throwing Shade Directly Linked to Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

My fake plants died because I did not pretend water them.-Mitch Hedberg We don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out when someone doesn't like us. We don't even have to know that humans are biologically wired for connection; belonging is our most basic survival reflex because back in the day losing our…Read more Throwing Shade Directly Linked to Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria

Leggo My Ego

This isn't what I ordered.- Us Lemon cake was a hot commodity on the unit. Keeping the peace as an often solo provider charged with the care and feeding of twenty people meant occasionally overlooking the particulars of medically prescribed meal plans. Adam, how about trying the meatloaf instead of ordering three deserts? Make me. He…Read more Leggo My Ego

Sticks and Stone Aged

My darling girl when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a  virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage. -  Aunt Jett The tale as old as time has countless titles; The Hero's Journey, Star Wars, The Bible, The Torah, The Qur'an, The Noble Eightfold Path, The Bhagavad Gita, Midnight's Children, The…Read more Sticks and Stone Aged

Hey, It’s Ok

Over the holidays I talked with a couple of girlfriends who were heartsick over games of emotional tug of war, also known as codependence. Codependent love goes like this: Here's all the shitty, unreasonable, terrible, horrible, no good things this person did and here's all the great, rule-following, generous, responsible, hard-working, sacrificial, exhausting, never-ending, perfect things I…Read more Hey, It’s Ok