Brief musings on the approaching anniversary of a year in kind-of-quarantine.

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Time turns to liquid with age — rushing by with increasing speed each turn of the sun. How come it feels like it is also standing still? I breathe in the faintly mildewed scent of my high school friend’s bathroom from my towel. I stand, dripping with memory in the mirror. A naked body that looks entirely new. How does the fading light bathing my sink in blue feel the same as it did a year ago? Two years ago? A lifetime ago?

The only marker is the seasons…

5 tips for handling your beloved-but-oh-so-difficult child’s behavior.

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Here you are again, yelling through tears at this child you would jump in front of a bus for. Why can’t they just stop hitting their brother/clean the d*** litter box/do their homework/stop talking back/LISTEN, for once? Of course you love them and understand whatever they are struggling with, be it mental health or cognitive disabilities or plain ol’ puberty. But you’re also wondering if it’s ever going to get better, and your human amount of patience is wearing out fast.

When I first meet with clients as a behaviorist, a lot of parents expect me to “fix” their child’s…

5 Seasonal Depression Don’ts

Every year, fall comes with a promise of changing colors — golden light, lots of rose-colored nostalgia, and a whole bucket of deep blue Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) waiting to spill. But every year, I get better at willfully cleansing myself with my SAD. And every year, I get better at saying “Hello seasons, hello change.”

Don’t get me wrong, I have spent many a winter, holed up in some dingy apartment somewhere, waiting for spring to bring me salvation and wondering if I would have done better in this life as a plant. But in…

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Simultaneously a romantic and a realist. She enjoys cooking local foods, being outside, obsessive planning, and traveling with her family in an old red van.

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