Category Archives: essays

on the trail

Since March of this year, I’ve been walking outdoors, mostly hiking in the local wooded areas around State College. I got a Fitbit and I made a commitment to myself to get healthy. Depression was overwhelming me. No, not overwhelming. … Continue reading

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breaking habits

I’m talking about the bad ones, of course. I recently broke a bad habit. I didn’t just break it, I muthafrackin¬†shattered it with my hardcore knuckle strength. (Yeah, I went there. Listen, I’ve been working out, what did you expect?) … Continue reading

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on body image and where i’m at now

“That girl has huge thighs!” I used to resent my body. I used to say nasty things to it in the mirror, when I ate, when I was in bed, when I had sex, or when I was standing next … Continue reading

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Protected: the t.v. show dialogue that changed my perspective (and maybe even my life)

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on being overwhelmed by other’s passions and talents

[image source] “Sometimes I cry watching people do what they love.” I made this comment on Facebook this morning. It came to me after I watched a video a friend posted of the Team Canada Nexxice synchronized ice skaters, which … Continue reading

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Responding to my own self-diagnosis, with a little help from my therapist

Since September 2014 I’ve been doing incredible work on myself. Not everyone in my life believes this (I can think of two main people), but that’s because the “work” I’m doing directly affects my relationships with them. And they don’t … Continue reading

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Reflections on Father’s Day

Reflections on Father’s Day for the bravest man I know, my dad: Larry Thompson I’ve been trying to put together the right formulation of thoughts on the screen to capture my emotions this morning as I reflect on my life’s … Continue reading

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the aftermath of public shaming

the aftermath of public shaming I was recently reminded that things were pretty terrible this past Fall. For four months I was incredibly depressed, lonely, heartbroken, and to add insult to injury: publicly humiliated and shamed by someone I considered to … Continue reading

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