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“I set fires to feel joy.” I didn’t know Pyromaniacs were a real thing

  Pitch Perfect - "I set fires to feel joy." In the movie Pitch Perfect, there's a character who barely speaks. She mumbled nonsequiturs, and one of them is "I set fires to feel joy." Upon hearing this, I rolled with laughter. I laughed out loud. It was funny and seemed improbable, but some people [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:39:17-04:00October 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “I set fires to feel joy.” I didn’t know Pyromaniacs were a real thing

All My Friends Are Crazy

You're crazy! I'm going to use the word "crazy" 24 times, including once in the title of this post. Some people think that crazy is a bad word. I’ve written about this topic, crazy being derogatory; the word "crazy" doesn’t necessarily have to be hateful. In fact,  it can be uplifting. If you self-identify as [...]

By |2018-10-22T23:07:59-04:00October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on All My Friends Are Crazy

I was a hypervigilant child

From the time I was ten years old, I walked home by myself from school. My apartment was only half a mile from my school, yet the entire way home I was scared that something would happen to me. What if somebody attacked me? I didn’t have an actual reason why I'd be attacked. Yes, [...]

By |2018-10-19T23:24:19-04:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I was a hypervigilant child

When Things Weren’t Real

When Things Weren’t Real When I was in my senior year of NYU I took 22 credits. I almost had a nervous break down. I was under so much stress I could not think straight. I remember that it’s being up until 3 AM finishing papers, and my stomach was hurting me. I remember running [...]

By |2018-10-19T02:52:49-04:00October 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Things Weren’t Real

My Therapist Seemed Like A Friend

I once had a therapist who I related to as if I'd known her for a long time. It wasn't an ideal situation because I started to treat her like a friend. I couldn't figure out why I thought of her in a friendly way. Then I realized what was happening here. I was experiencing [...]

By |2018-10-17T20:38:13-04:00October 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on My Therapist Seemed Like A Friend

I Work on Relationship Goals in Individual Therapy

I'm talking about myself  When you go to therapy, usually you talk about yourself. You're more likely to work on your personal goals in individual therapy rather than problems with your partner. I've been thinking about whether or not you can improve your relationship by talking about it with your therapist. I talk about a [...]

By |2018-10-15T22:11:26-04:00October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I Work on Relationship Goals in Individual Therapy

I’m a Neurotic Jew

I am a Jewish woman and I am neurotic. I was raised in New York City, which makes me even more neurotic. I’m a worrier. I’m always concerned about what could happen and I frequently engage and catastrophizing. I worry so much that I could get a medal. My anxiety is next level.  There are [...]

By |2018-10-12T18:44:53-04:00October 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m a Neurotic Jew