Browsing the "anxiety" Tag

When Grief Won’t Fit

December 11th, 2019 | by Elizabeth Muller

From the time of her diagnosis, my daughter had been discussed in a language used for illness. But none of the words fit the way I felt


Shit

September 24th, 2019 | by Meg Thompson

Use your words and say how you feel.—Daniel Tiger If I could, I would go inside my daughter’s body and


Who Needs the Diagnosis?

September 19th, 2019 | by Jericho Vincent

1 in 7 mothers experiences postpartum depression. And yet, naming it still makes me uneasy. Women used to be given the diagnosis of "Hysteria" if their minds or bodies rebelled.


Mother’s Day Triptych

May 24th, 2019 | by Carla Rachel Sameth

I long for something that will somehow bind the three of us together, me, my wife, and my son. They seem to be less attached to the idea


Holding Breath

April 30th, 2019 | by Shannon Brescher Shea

Lying on a hospital examination table, shivering despite the thin blanket draped over me, I stared at the ceiling and


The Wooden Spoon

April 2nd, 2019 | by Jennifer Jordán Schaller

On more than one occasion, my mother said, “Do not upset me. If I start spanking you, I might not be able to stop. I don’t want to hurt you.”



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