On Solomon’s “Depression, the secret we share”

I felt a funeral in my brain. I, in silence, some strange race, wrecked—solitary here… I fell down, and down, and hit a world at every plunge. When Solomon explains, “We know depression through metaphors,” he is explaining why depression is more common among artistic types. At least for me, art came as an outlet, … Read moreOn Solomon’s “Depression, the secret we share”

I 🖤 Brains

Braaaaaaains. Seriously, though. Love ’em. I think about what kinds of synapses are firing in the brains of other living things. I try to figure out why some people swear by the gardening practice of talking to plants. I’m fascinated by the mind-body-soul relationship. The more I read about brains, the more I feel confident, … Read moreI 🖤 Brains

Explore 💖 Suffering

Depression is hard. Why we still haven’t come to an agreement about this topic as a society, I have no idea. But what I’m really most surprised by?—the way my family’s reacted to my mental illness. Meaning Making 🖤 Reflecting on Feelings It hasn’t been all bad, of course. There’s no such thing as all … Read moreExplore 💖 Suffering

Existential Crises Whirlpool

This’ll be my last post tonight, before I lay my head to sleep, so in my dreams, my good thoughts I hope to keep ⭐🌟🌠🌝🌔🌪🌩🌛🌚🌞☀☄ ½ Fiction 💙 The World is Not This Cruel This is a dog-eat-dog world, and we are the ones trying to stop everyone from eating dogs. That’s how Mom raised … Read moreExistential Crises Whirlpool

When I Can’t Find Words

When I can’t find my words,—when Chase can’t find his words—it’s not so much that I think we suffer from selective mutism, as it makes me think about other disorders that may or may not share neurological processes with the mysteries I’m trying to solve about our brains… and that puts selective mutism on my … Read moreWhen I Can’t Find Words

Explore 💙 C.E.N. Treatment

I found a new DIY self-care project thanks to the video below. I’m not sure if it’d be a good DIY without at least a preliminary knowledge of psychology; but given I studied psychology for my first three years of college, I figure I got this.Famous last words. Also, it’s not like prototyping a method … Read moreExplore 💙 C.E.N. Treatment

Explore 🤖 Quantum Stuff

When I’m processing emotions, it helps to focus on my special interests. So when the sky is falling, there’s nothing like studying something I know next to nothing about, yet I find unbearably interesting, like quantum physics. By focusing on science, I can zoom out of my body, away from my family anxieties, and into … Read moreExplore 🤖 Quantum Stuff

I 💚 Patterns

In the spirit of Autism Awareness Month, I’m going to continue exploring my experiences on the spectrum. If you appreciate reading about these experiences, make sure to visit my other blog, Cleo’s Autism Awareness. Watching Right Now 💚 Patterns on the Brain Patterns are information. Information is just a patterned arrangement of particles. Says so in … Read moreI 💚 Patterns

25 Articles to Explore

I have all these tabs everywhere, New Yorker articles I can’t access, places I’ve yet to see. So I wanted to clump them all up for future reference. Also, I’m having a rough one with my family today, and listing is always calming. 10 Wikipedia Articles Mariana Trench Geomagnetic Reversal Challenger Deep KGB Nationalism Mass Hysteria Apocalypticism … Read more25 Articles to Explore