Blackbird

Blackbird

Blackbird Fight or flight: the instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away. I covered my ears at the deafening sound of the shotgun blast. My father discharged another volley into the...
Shared Mechanisms of Rumination, Depression, and CPTSD

Shared Mechanisms of Rumination, Depression, and CPTSD

Today I wanted to take a step back and talk about something that I researched relatively recently for a different project. Something that has only become more relevant in my life as this post has sat around, untouched.   The connections between rumination, depression,...
My Amygdala: A Love Story (Part I)

My Amygdala: A Love Story (Part I)

My Amygdala: A Love Story (Part I) This is not your average love story, but I think it’s a love story nonetheless. It begins with desperation and jealousy, with insecurity and fear; fear of loss of love. It begins with horror at the thought of being shamed,...