The Attraction of Silence

Sometimes I wish I could keep my mouth shut. I wish I could keep my mouth shut because silence seems so much easier. No confrontations. No difficult discussions. No awkward interactions. 

So I try. I try to pick my battles. I try not to die on every hill. But sometimes, most times, my mouth opens, and my thoughts, feelings, and opinions flow right on out. 

When Labels Heal

Last year, I was diagnosed with depression. When my therapist said those words, I was a little shocked. I wasn’t depressed. I was just a little sad. Afterall, how could I be depressed? I live such a privileged life.

Did I Fail?

When my family moved back to Idaho Falls after being away for four years, I felt mixed emotions. I was excited to be closer to family, but I also was having a difficult time adjusting to the realization that I would most likely spend the rest of my life in one place, one town, forever.

What's Your Identity?

Listening to a TED Radio Hour about identity, I was enthralled with the complicated and interesting topic. Identity isn’t an easy subject to tackle, and there are many answers for what really constitutes as an identity.