Fighting with Depression

**Author’s Note-Mental health is something that is often looked over, or forgotten. However, our mental health is an important part in living a healthy life. I encourage anyone who feels like their struggling with a mental illness to seek out professional help. I use BetterHelp, an online counseling service that provides you with a therapistContinue reading “Fighting with Depression”

Tales from a Shot Glass-Part Four

**Author’s Note-Check out parts one, two, and three from the previous weeks to catch up if you haven’t yet. Thank you everyone, for staying tuned throughout this essay. I hope you enjoy the conclusion!** “I must have been somewhere in my early teens when I was confined to my bed with the worst intestinal painsContinue reading “Tales from a Shot Glass-Part Four”

Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 3

**Author’s Note-Check out parts one and two to catch up if you haven’t already. Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy!** March 27, 2014, two weeks before freshman year would end, I sat in my doctor’s office waiting for her diagnosis. I felt like death warmed over. I’d been exhausted all week, but withContinue reading “Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 3”

Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 2

**Author’s note– If you’re just tuning in, check out “Tales from a Shot Glass” Part 1 from last week before reading this week’s post. Enjoy!** I envy how easy it is for Dad to tell this story. The words flow smoothly from his chapped lips. He paints immense pictures with minimal effort. If I couldContinue reading “Tales from a Shot Glass-Part 2”