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Things I Learned in Therapy (So Far)

January 15, 2011


1.  Mirroring For a while when things were at their worst, I attended group therapy sessions with a bunch of other depressed women.  It was just about as awful as it sounds.  I hated it, partly because sessions were held at an inconvenient time, partly because I am a control freak who prefers to lead […]

The Narrative Arc

January 10, 2011


I recently found one of my high school best friends, H., on Facebook.  H and I were fiercely connected–I was her labor coach when she had her first baby at 19–but we lost touch after I returned to DC for good.  (The first picture of H’s I saw on Facebook was of that now-16-year-old baby […]

The Prodigal Student Returns: First Impressions

January 8, 2011


At dinner with my Philly friend, the night before my first class, we were talking about boys.  PF, who is lending me her spare room for the next two years, has been one of my best friends for going on 14 years.  She started her own battles with online dating and the quest for capital-L […]

Adrenaline Junkie

January 5, 2011


…is not a phrase that has ever been used to describe me…though I do actually have a surprising penchant for such things as white water rafting and riding roller coasters (or I did, until a roller coaster tried to kill me last summer, but that’s another story.)  I also kind of love that stomach flop […]

Funkengruven and Some 2011 Resolutions

January 2, 2011


In college, we used to call that oppressive, restless Sunday afternoon feeling funkengruven. The weekend and its pleasures are behind you, some unpleasant chores you’ve been putting off are now urgent, and the long weary week of work looms ahead.  Sometimes the next good thing seems just too far away, across a minefield of obligation […]