I think of all the characteristics of depression, the one that surprises me most often is how intense the highs and lows are. Very deep lows are almost to be expected, but one would not expect the highs to be quite so euphoric. Please do not misunderstand me. I am not talking about the manic… Read More


Unbeknownst to me, World Introvert Day has been celebrated since 2011. Its origins can apparently be traced to a blog post from Felicitas Heyne titled “Here’s Why We Need a World Introvert Day.” It is not an official holiday, and therefore does not carry with it a day off from work. Bummer.… Read More


As a former English major, I take a particular interest in the words people use to describe things, and if there is one thing (besides misspellings) that drives me insane it is hyperbole. The bad news for me heading into 2018 is that needlessly overly dramatic language seems to be in vogue at the moment.… Read More


I will be the first person to tell you I do not have a scientific mind. I failed one class in college while earning my undergraduate degree, and that was earth science. I am convinced I could take this class a million times and fail in every attempt. I just didn’t get it, and no… Read More


I’ve heard it said it takes an average of five months for a college graduate to find a job. Think about that for a moment. Once a student climbs that hill and obtains a diploma, it can take them nearly a half a year to find employment. This is the kind of statistic which comforts… Read More


I know so many people who had wonderful experiences with collegiate life. They made lifelong friendships, accrued wisdom they’ll never forget, and earned degrees which set them on career paths that secured them financially for life. In a word, college life was wonderful. My first trip through college, however, was not like that. Not at… Read More


I used to be really big on diagnosing things. I think I’ve even written in the past about how receiving a mental health diagnosis of my own was a very liberating experience. It was like I could finally put a name to my pain, and it provided me a pathway to treatment. That’s what I… Read More


It is no secret that I have struggled for the majority of my life with social anxiety. For whatever reason, I have always been painfully shy, and establishing deep relationships has been very challenging for me. I know this has held me back both personally and professionally, but I have been powerless against it. Functioning… Read More


Have you ever felt as if you were robbed of your time? I’m not talking about just losing a few minutes out of your day. I’m talking about days, even weeks. The kind of time that when you look back on it all you can feel is a sense of regret and anger that it… Read More