Kate Spade Would Be Alive if We Took Care of Our Minds the Way We Take Care of Our Hearts

How the culture of silence around suicide and mental health is killing us I don’t recall where I came across a portrait of Kate Spade yesterday morning. There was no headline or descriptor but I had a feeling that she had killed herself. There’s something about the photos selected for news articles about famous people […]

Brain chemicals bounce around.

Every now and then, I go thru a —what I call— creative blitz. I think it’s part of what we call “mental illness,” depression, anxiety. Creating is survival when my brain chemicals bounce around, as they do on-the-reg. Creating is survival for me and many others. For some, incessant creativity is how we got through […]

Colorful cognitive dioramas.

Looking for a job while experiencing depression illuminates how thick a slice of self-confidence gets hacked off. Just like that. I’m not talking about the run-of-the-mill insecurity, the “normal” kind that reminds us we’re human. The kind that well-meaning friends, family, lovers point to in an effort to bring you some calm, to help you feel not so alone because, “Everyone feels insecure at some point. You’re not the only one who feels this way.” But you feel so desperately alone.