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I’ve always had the bad habit of finding any excuse to beat myself up.

I am so hard on myself when my depression or anxiety hits me. I end up questioning why I am like this and putting pressure on myself to be better.

Depression is hard. It tears everyone down no matter how successful or secure you are.

My therapist has started to help me figure out how to take it easy on myself. One of the ways she’s done that is to encourage me to rethink how I contextualize depression.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine