The Value of Therapy

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"What is the value of therapy?" the email continues, after the writer has detailed her struggles moving through divorce. Another message contains the statement, "I've been in therapy for years and I'm wondering if it's working." "How do I know if therapy is for me?" implores a man who has been blindsided by his wife's … Continue reading The Value of Therapy

Won’t You Take Me Out of Funky Town?

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I'm gonna be real here. Real real. I've been in a bit of a funk since this school year started. And I'm in the South, so that was two months ago. I'm doing that thing that I used to do in my old life that I promised myself I wouldn't do anymore. I'm waiting. Promising … Continue reading Won’t You Take Me Out of Funky Town?

Benefits of Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone

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I had two choices for my morning run today - the relative comfort of a treadmill in my dry and air-conditioned gym or the muddy trails of a nearby park in the rain and oppressive mugginess that blankets the east coast in the warm months. I debated for a few moments, considered how miserable I … Continue reading Benefits of Traveling Outside Your Comfort Zone

How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone

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I remember that day vividly. My then-husband was in Brazil, supposedly on a work trip. I was at home and unable to reach him when he failed to return to Atlanta at the anticipated time. As the panic rose, I alternated between frantically looking for information on the internet (Was there a plane crash? A … Continue reading How We Act When We’re Afraid of Losing Someone

The Life You Had is Gone

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"The life you had is gone." I would tell myself as a lament and in an attempt to force acceptance. "You now have the opportunity to create a new life." I would continue, in a hope that optimism also operated on the "fake it until you make it" principle. "You can now build a life … Continue reading The Life You Had is Gone