• The Surprising Thing Blogging Every Day Taught Me About Vulnerability

    January 5, 2018 Kate

    Well, I did it. I completed my experiment (read: fight against Resistance) of blogging every weekday for the last 10 weeks of 2017. … And then I didn’t post at all for three days. *thumbs up* I’m definitely glad I did it. If for no other reason, as I’ve said before, to prove to myself…

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  • 21 Questions

    December 29, 2017 Kate

    1. What makes me feel wide awake even when I’m lacking sleep? When someone I care about needs help. It doesn’t matter if it’s 3am, I’m instantly awake and fully present. What do they need? How can I make them feel better? 2. What makes me feel exhausted, even when I’m perfectly well rested? Confrontation.…

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  • I Owe Her

    December 26, 2017 Kate

    “This year I want to sell something I made.” That was my wish was for my 23rd birthday. My then boyfriend had taken me out to lunch and I remember telling him that’s what I wanted for the upcoming year. I remember exactly what I was wearing, where I was sitting, and the window I…

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  • Permission and Perspective, That’s What December Needs

    December 14, 2017 Kate

    Isn’t it funny how as soon as you acknowledge what’s going on, even if what’s going on isn’t great, you start to feel better? After taking inventory of everything that could explain my recent uptick in anxiety yesterday, I felt a bit better. I think seeing it all on paper like that gave me permission…

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  • Start Where You Are

    December 13, 2017 Kate

    Well, if yesterday’s angst-laden post was any indication, I haven’t been feeling so hot lately. Nope, the last week or so hasn’t been great. Not the worst, but not the best. I’ve been twenty kinds of anxious. Like it said, it’s just radiating through me. And I don’t know how to make it stop. I…

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  • Closer to the Flame

    December 12, 2017 Kate

    Anxiety is radiating out from my core. I feel like I’m going to throw up. Or burst into tears. Or both. My body is screaming. Screaming at me to figure it out. To figure out what’s wrong so I can make it stop. Make it stop. How come when it feels like something’s not good for…

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  • Emotional Work is Work, Too

    December 8, 2017 Kate

    You know those platitudes you know are true, but don’t actually believe? Asking for help doesn’t make you weak. Changing your mind doesn’t make you a failure. Saying no doesn’t make you a bad person. It doesn’t matter what other’s think, you’re the best judge of what’s right for you. If you don’t put yourself first…

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  • Why Therapy is so Valuable

    December 7, 2017 Kate

    Thank God for my therapist, let’s just start there. I’m sitting at a coffee shop waiting out traffic after a session with her, feeling equal parts elated and exhausted. And thankful, so very, very thankful. Thankful for her, thankful that therapy is an option for me. And thankful, to be honest, that I’m at a…

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  • Different Choice, Different Me

    December 5, 2017 Kate

    Do you ever feel like you’re building your life in a vacuum? Let me explain. I feel like there are so many people I could be, so many lives I could lead. I could be Kate the Financial Planner. Kate the Artist. Kate the Entrepreneur. Kate the suburban soccer mum. Kate who divides her time…

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  • We Can’t Share the Same Darkness

    November 30, 2017 Kate

    I haven’t been depressed in a long time. For someone who spent most of their teen and early adult life juggling doctors, diagnosis’s, and medications, this is a big deal. But I still have a darkness in me. I can feel it. Not every day or even every week, but it’s there. A weight that…

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