I know I’m not the only one eager to see the taillights of 2021.

For most of the world, this has been a challenging year. While not my worst year ever, it is easily on the list of my five worst years.

Despite so many people seeming content to pretend the pandemic is over, Covid is still kicking our collective asses. …

It may go dormant for a while but is always waiting to run you over again.

When you’ve lost someone that you love, life becomes a minefield. You hear someone say their name, hear your song, smell a scent that you associate with them, or your mind just wanders to a random memory and your day is ruined. …

A side effect of an abusive childhood can make you far too tolerant of chaos.

I grew up with a neglectful and abusive mother. Because she was also hugely disorganized, my life was often chaotic. Everything was done last minute with no planning or organization. It was a running family joke that every holiday required at least one trip to the local drugstore to get…

As shocking as it may seem, people live in their homes.

Twice in less than a day, I have had to deal with the same lack of consideration issue. People loudly yacking outside their apartments with their phones on speaker.

When I first moved in here, I struggled with having to hear people’s private stuff.

But I’ve gotten used to it…

Your depression wants to make functioning as hard as possible, but here are a few tips to help make it a little easier.

The world is very difficult right now for those of us who have depression and anxiety. If ever there was a time when outside factors are weighing us down, it is now. The pandemic with its fear, idiots in denial, sociopaths who don’t care who they harm, and economic destruction…

Heather Ashman

Writer. Single mother to transgender son. Still grieving the death of my partner. Lifelong fighter of depression and anxiety. M.A. in Human Behavior.

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