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A Letter I Can’t Send: Edge Of Crazy: Lesson #12

my dad was, and still is, a serious control freak. he wants everything to go his way, all the time, forever. His need to control + my rebellious streak – any display of love or affection = a seriously fucked up child. dad, i’d love to write this on my...

From the Outside Looking In – When Someone I Loved Was in Prison

He is my “brother.” Or, to put it more aptly, my “street brother.” Even more accurately, he was my drug dealer. When my then-fiance went to jail, he took care of me by making me his full-time driver. Shortly before my man “B” went...

Broken

Me. Briefly. The first time I used, I was 9. I stole some of my mom’s appetite suppressants. For the first time in my short little life, I felt like I could do anything. I forgot that I felt like I didn’t belong. Don’t ask me why I felt that way. I am an adopted child...

Eight Tips For Battling Depression

We’ve all seen the commercials: “Depression hurts.” “Do you have trouble concentrating or making decisions? ___ [drug] can help.” “Depression can make you feel like you have to wind yourself up to get through the day.” “Depression can take so much out of you.” I have...

My Journey To and Through Infertility

When I was 15, I had terrible ovarian cysts so my doctor put me on birth control. Not that I needed it – I wasn’t sexually active. It was great. No cysts. When I was about 19, I decided to go off the pill. I was taking them but didn’t need them as I still wasn’t...