Creative Self-Care

I got a tattoo recently: a black and white lit match about two inches long. You can find it on my left forearm, where I used to cut. The inspiration comes from the song "Amy AKA Spent Gladiator 1" by the Mountain Goats. Here are the lyrics: Do every stupid thing that makes you feel … Continue reading Creative Self-Care

“Just Show Up”

If you struggle with anxiety, overwhelm, or just plain feeling like a failure, I have a mantra for you that’s been really helping me out lately: Just show up. As I’ve said elsewhere on this blog, I am a peer in mental health issues, and my biggest problem has always been depression. I’ve had to … Continue reading “Just Show Up”