☆ July’s Full Moon ☆

(belated full moon thoughts) This month’s full moon was charged with intensity, just what you’d expect from the second full moon of the summer. It’s proximity to Pluto (think death, transformation, obsession, & rebirth) can cause discord and pain but also important internal reflection. Pluto doesn’t let you get away with just coasting by and […]

let go: a Full Moon reading

The full moon signifies the beginning of another cycle. In April, it feels like the beginning of spring, new life, and light. I like to do moon readings because it reminds me of the way time passes and allows me to reflect on each month. This one feels especially significant because it’s right before my […]

Tarot for Radical Healing

I’ve been doing a lot of tarot reading recently. After overwhelming interest from my peers, I made a quick sign-up sheet and expected to do a couple readings a week if that. But it took off and now I’m doing almost 20 readings a week, and I’m loving it. Folks leave teary, inspired, encouraged, introspective, […]

7 of Swords & the Sun: Clarity about depression

I’ve been feeling depressed and bored recently. I’m not really interested in much and I am so deeply exhausted. There are lots of reasons for it: mourning the loss of university, dreading the big changes happening soon, anxiety about the unknown future. But knowing why I’m feeling this way hasn’t helped me shake it. Today […]

Re-imagining dissociation

Dissociating has been a major part of how I cope with anxiety. It’s talked about like it’s a super unhealthy way of coping, that it will negatively affect your relationships and could develop into a full blown dissociative disorder. I’m trying to get away from language like this. It pathologizes me when I’m simply grasping […]

What if we could hold our experiences of mental illness as proof of living, like certifications and awards included on our resume?

Today I had the privilege of participating in my dear friend’s thesis project about mental health in university. She interviewed me and we talked for an hour and a half about my experiences. At the end we discussed the complex feelings that come with disclosures like this one. I’m used to disclosing my mental illness […]