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Desperation? Or beauty in the pain?

Do you ever feel just so completely desperate? Desperate to feel better, to feel differently…to feel anything? That’s how I feel right now. Just…so, so desperate. My feelings are not cooperating with me. I’m existing in a space that feels quite difficult to occupy. My mind and my body don’t want to exist, while my …

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When lyrics are all you have….keep listening.

I heard that you’ve beenSelf-medicating in the quiet of your room,Your sweet, suburban tomb.And if you need a friend,I’ll help you stitch up your wounds. I heard that you’ve beenHaving some trouble finding your place in the world.I know how much that hurts, But if you need a friendThen please just say the word You’ve …

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A How To guide on not breaking down in front of your kids:

Step 1: Realize that you’re actually about to lose it. Step 2: Provide children with food. Full hands and full mouths will improve the situation. Step 3: Walk away. Don’t worry, they’ll follow you. They always do. But remember, their hands and mouths are busy. Step 4: Retreat into your own head, just for a …

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How vulnerable is too vulnerable?

How vulnerable is too vulnerable? Does that answer change based on audience? Location? Or even content? What’s the level of vulnerability I can honestly portray, before you, the reader, become uncomfortable? Start to cringe…scroll past without reading? That doesn’t just go for blogging…but writing or speaking in any sense. Who am I talking to, who …

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