Tag Archives: mental-health

Revelations of Dirty Hair

“You wash your hair every day?” my hairdresser said kindly, but clearly surprised. “Um, yes,” I said. I instantly felt I’d been caught in the act, though I’d no idea there was an act to be caught in. In that … Continue reading

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Speaking True

I have been reading, Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True, by Elizabeth Berg. She says to write like you walk, without forethought or planning, to write freely in one session and edit it in another. She describes … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Effort and Stillness

The more I experience life, the more I realize that profoundly true things are almost always paradoxical. They have aspects that seem contradictory but are actually not contradictory at all. And humans have a hard time making space for that—it … Continue reading

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The Power of Naming

I had a few days recently of feeling lethargic. I felt heavy and weary, like there was an unseen weight pulling on me and everything felt like too much. I now recognize, I know, this feeling. It took me a … Continue reading

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