We Are Being Gaslit, America

My family had a fairly nonexistent relationship with the truth. That's not hyperbole. They lied. All the time. About everything. They distorted events that happened to make them appear different than they were or made up events that never actually happened at all. They constantly told me that my memory of things was wrong and perpetuated… Continue reading We Are Being Gaslit, America


Being a Highly Sensitive Person in the Age of Trump

For anyone who isn't familiar, a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is someone who has acute physical, mental, and emotional responses to external (social, environmental) or internal (intra-personal) stimuli.  HSPs come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. They may be introverts, extroverts, or some combination thereof. Do not make the mistake of thinking that just because someone… Continue reading Being a Highly Sensitive Person in the Age of Trump

Longing for Simpler Days

It's been a while since I last wrote. I've started 5 different posts, but I haven't felt like the words were flowing as effortlessly as I desired. So I just stopped. Then today, this last day of 2017, I was staring at my collection of half-written posts and I realized if I wait for the words… Continue reading Longing for Simpler Days


No Sugarcoating

I have felt like absolute crap the past 7 days. Not because of some normal thing like a cold or flu or injury, but because my brain does not send the right messages to the rest of my body. I made mention of this in a past post, so now is as good a time… Continue reading No Sugarcoating


Thoughts Before Bed

Not trying to get all Debbie Downer, but sometimes it’s astonishing how little I resemble the person I used to be. Once upon a time, I exuded happiness, excitement, kindness, love, determination…all that is good in the world. Once so full of hope for the future, I now find myself unable to envision a future… Continue reading Thoughts Before Bed


Inner Thoughts of an Overthinker

Being the perpetual overthinker I am, I wasn't sure where I should start all this. Should I explain what this blog will be about? Should I write about a specific topic? If so which? Should I create a logo for my blog? How far do I want to go with this? Am I doing this right? You can see how this could spin out fairly of quickly. Then I found myself screaming internally, "Oh my lord, just write something damn it!"