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I dread the long, dark winter days and deal with undiagnosed seasonal depression. I barely see sunlight during the winter. I’ve tried what feels like a million things to make myself feel better, including rearranging my room and getting a Vitamin D light. Nothing I’ve tried is a cure-all, but I’ve found what works best for me is a combination of doing activities I love and simple remedies that keep me warm.

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