Don’t call it a comeback: 2015 Update, Depression & My Book

Wow. So it's been a while. About 3 months to be more exact. Here's a short recap: In October, I printed/ordered books with Amazon CreateSpace with the intention of selling to friends and sending to local media. However after printing (and having friends read it) I realized there were mistakes. Yeah I know. How could … Continue reading Don’t call it a comeback: 2015 Update, Depression & My Book

I think it is so incredible that the Internet has allowed people to express themselves, especially when they are dealing with unique circumstances. Watch this beautiful video logging a young women's battle with not only Trichotillomania (classified as an ICD which is similar to OCD) but depression as well. This is the change I believe our … Continue reading

What Students Really Need to Hear

It’s 4 a.m.  I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep.  But, I can’t.  Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain.  Why?  Because I am stressed about my students.  Really stressed.  I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.

This is what students really need to hear:

First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself.  And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be…

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What to do when you’re writing a book inspired by your mental illness and you’re having issues coping

I feel like I'm at confessional! You see I'm having a bit of a meta-cognizant moment here. I've written a book inspired by my mental illness and here I am having a rocky patch with it during this time. I guess it was bound to happen. All the stress and planning that this is taking … Continue reading What to do when you’re writing a book inspired by your mental illness and you’re having issues coping