As a professional hypochondriac, I've come to two conclusions. First, how your problem becomes your identity. And second, how it forces you to look at life. I'll do this in two posts because they're different points. Firstly. This is what people don't understand about hypochondria. The problem is more complicated than just thinking you have … Continue reading hypochondria. part 1. what it is and how it is.
.....I will be just fine. UPDATE: I published this on March 24, 2020. It is now July 5, 2020.And they're still saying it. And I am still not fine. UPDATE: September 9, 2020 and no sign of its letting up. UPDATE: November 18, 2020 and still going strong. UPDATE: January 14, 2021: Happy New Year.
It's inevitable in the early life of a new blogger that it happens. The writer's block post, wherein the blogger laments having writer's block. And I shall not do any less. I've discovered that there's a parallel or a link between writer's block and a certain, oft-overlooked stage of therapy in which you haven't quite … Continue reading Obligatory writer’s block post and a related stage of talk therapy
I hate my job and I don't want to be there. I know that doesn't make me unique or special. In fact, I think if I liked going to work there I'd be unique, not the other way around. I watch enviously when someone reaches their limit and walks out. Or when they're put out … Continue reading Should I stay or should I go? Eh like I have any options
Do therapists have any other word in their vocabulary besides "boundaries"?
I just think they're funny.
When I say "passion," I don't mean a love of teaching CCD. I mean "the passion," as in lots of flogging and carrying crosses up the hill. I first volunteered to teach CCD after converting to Catholicism. I thought it would be a great way to share my love of God, and perhaps plant the … Continue reading The Passion of the CCD Teacher