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Category Archive: Jerkbrains

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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Sep 23 2013

Using Self-Help Anxiety (SAM) App: Initial Thoughts

Before: Yes, hi, this is anxious.

I downloaded the Self-Help Anxiety Management (henceforth, SAM) app to my phone several weeks back with the intention of giving it a trial run. Today I got quite anxious and after knitting part of a scarf, walking three miles, trying to meditate, and taking a nap, all with zero success in stress-reduction, I remembered it. …

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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 17 2013

Brains Lie

I’m heading into my last year of undergraduate degrees in psychology.* It’s what I’ve always wanted, if you can define ‘always’ as, ‘at least since I’ve had life plans’. A sneaking suspicion that I wanted to know more about what made people tick in high school, a single psychopathology class during a visit to Stanford …

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Aug 03 2013

Settling

Clearing out my drafts–from sometime in May, updated and edited. TW: ED for brief discussion of bingeing and depriving Better I’m sitting in the dark again. My bed is big and wide and green and it’s become my landing place. There’s a bowl on the desk to my left –the last remains of a meal …

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Jul 30 2013

Decompressing: A List

Inspired by this post, I’ve been thinking a lot about what helps me disconnect. There’s a surprisingly long list–which I’m then terrible at using when I need to decompress. (Those in italics are from the original post) Tonematrix: click the boxes. Listen. Repeat as necessary. Really calming gifs. I must have stared at the second …

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Jul 20 2013

[#FtBCon] Panel: Supporting Freethinkers With Mental Illness

Here it is! As for the “go forth and be wronger!” line….well, I was really tired. It was 1:00 am!