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Category Archive: Feels

Mar 27 2014

Counterintuitive Underreactions and Overreactions

The quality of not reacting in an upset way to new information has been on my mind recently. People seem to tell me things regularly—a driving force, if not the initial impetus behind my career choice–and something I’ve noticed as a skill is knowing when to react strongly to emotionally-loaded information…and when to treat an offhand …

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Feb 18 2014

Eating Disorders: The Stories We Tell

[This is a repost of a piece I wrote a year ago on Teen Skepchick. I've started therapy specifically focusing on disordered eating, with a goal of leaving college in a Mostly Functional state, and was reflecting on past experiences. I still live by the ballet studio, and I've stopped in once, to pick up …

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Jan 17 2014

A Week

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[The eating disorder content note on this post is so loud it tapdances in sequined tights. Skip the latter half if that seems bad for you.] It’s a Friday. 12:42 in the morning. And I’ve done something for the first time in seven years. I have fed myself properly for a week. Twenty-one meals in …

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Oct 09 2013

Two Shoes

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[Adapted from a really old piece from my formerly-pseudonymous blog] This is half of the last pair shoes I danced in, and half of the shoes I stopped thinking of myself as a dancer in. On the left, Grishko 2007′s in a medium shank, size 6, 5X wide. On the right, Sansha Recitals, size 10, …

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Oct 06 2013

Storytime

This is the story of a girl who doubted herself. Who didn’t trust him at age six. Who compared him to a rattlesnake once. Who can still pull up the memory of that shocked face–the way she turned around in the car, while driving no less, and the look of horror when that eight year …

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Sep 21 2013

Panic Button Collector

I’m finding myself more drawn to spoken word performances, and ran across this today. The cadence, the feelings, the brilliant Andrea Gibson on fears and anxiety.

Sep 20 2013

[Repost] On Running Out of Feelings, and What to Do Next

[This is a repost from when I was co-blogging with Ashley. It seemed appropriate, as I'm feeling a wee numb myself, and with school starting and winter coming, this seems to be a shared feeling.] Hello, internet. This is where I come to spill my secrets, right? Sometime between last week and this one, I …

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Sep 16 2013

Monday Miscellany: Milgram, McCandless, & Radioactive Spiders

This is a link to play Set online. It is endlessly addictive, and if you can forgive the occasional typo, the instructions are simple and easy to understand. I’m not sure I would go as far as this article does, to say that “the Milgram experiments—however suggestive they may appear at first blush—are absolutely useless.” …

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Sep 10 2013

Intake Ramblings

The ramblings part of the title is veeeery accurate here! This is about my experience with intake and therapy and (1) I most certainly do not want to discourage you from seeking therapy if you have access to it! Intake may suck, but it is (usually) worth it. (2) I wrote this last night and …

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Aug 05 2013

Falling in Love With People

I think one of my favorite things about people is how they light up when you find exactly the right thing that they love to talk about. Sometimes it’s people–the friends who accomplished something, the family that’s visiting in a few weeks. The new baby and the recently graduated cousin. Or the people who create–the car …

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