Politics, Stress, Illness, and Privilege

The day the Senate voted on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act I walked through my day with every muscle in my body taut with anxiety. I checked Twitter regularly, hoping for some clue about how the vote would go. I went to therapy and fretted about the vote and what it might mean … Continue reading Politics, Stress, Illness, and Privilege

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Making Tea With Trauma

Trauma is not something you get over - it’s something you live with. It comes into your house, makes itself at home, and overstays its welcome. If you’re like me, you  walk around it, altering your path through your living room to avoid stepping on it. Or you pretend it’s not there and avoid the … Continue reading Making Tea With Trauma