Posts Tagged with "mental health"

“The slightest reminder of paths not travelled can be agonizing”

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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“The slightest reminder of paths not travelled can be agonizing”

Once upon a time, my parents took me to the zoo. This day is full of memories which have stuck with me ever since—the sunshine, the excitement, the ice cream… even holding hands with my dad, watching eagerly as he unfolded the map. One of the sharpest and most vivid memories is of the dolphins. […]

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A Simple Trick to Sidestep Your Self-Criticism

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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A Simple Trick to Sidestep Your Self-Criticism

Sometimes I’m ashamed to share my work. You might think that’s understandable (particularly if you’ve been exposed to many of my posts before!) but this isn’t simply a healthy sense of shame at my evident limitations.  Often, it’s fear of my own unoriginality. That inner voice of shame tells me to scrap my work, and […]

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How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Ding. You’ve Got Mail. Later, you will think, “I really ought to turn off that notification. It’s not 1997.” But right now, other things are on your mind. Your throat is tight, your heart is thumping, and you’re nervously staring at that bold subject line which has appeared on the screen: Result of Your Application […]

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You Might As Well Do The Thing: How to Make Decisions While Anxious

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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You Might As Well Do The Thing: How to Make Decisions While Anxious

As a standup comedian who talks a lot about anxiety, I frequently get asked the same question: “how are you SO great?” But after that, people often ask how anyone with anxiety can possibly do something as terrifying as standup. For a long time this confused me, too. It’s not like I’m immune to the […]

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

“Oh, great. Another story about depression.” Listen, I hear you. Depression is everywhere. It’s in our Twitter feeds, on our podcasts. Even our favorite Queens in the North are talking about it. But you know what’s worse than hearing about how everyone is depressed? Actually being depressed, week after week, month after month. Constantly forgetting […]

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Are You a Playaholic?

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Are You a Playaholic?

One balance I find especially tricky is work versus play. From the many, many articles written about workaholism, it seems I’m not alone. However, when reading these I often feel like an alien learning about another species. I know that, technically, anything can be addictive—but work, really? Why aren’t there any articles on the opposite […]

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Now What? How to Cope With “Post-Project Depression”

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Now What? How to Cope With “Post-Project Depression”

Is it just me, or is taking down holiday decorations in January the worst feeling in the world? The festivities are over, you must return to reality, and all of the hoopla went by so fast that you hardly got to soak it all in. Now you’re feeling empty. The fun is over and you […]

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My Experience with Chronic Illness

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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My Experience with Chronic Illness

I’ll be honest, I’m having a really hard time writing this post. I’ve blogged about my experiences with chronic illness a little in the past, but I’ve been wanting to share more because I think it’s important. I know chronic illness is something many other multipods struggle with. As the “resident multipotentialite” here at Puttylike […]

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