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October 2014

The importance of therapy

Before 9-11, I thought therapy was for people with no friends. Even started writing a song about it: “You can buy a friend for $12 an hour…”  (That line was not actually about a therapist but a home health aide. Point is made.) To me having no friends was an …

Gabapentin

August 8, 2014 A week ago, I started taking gabapentin as an anti-anxiety. The first time taking this medication, it started working within 24 hours. The first few nights, I slept well and through the night. I had no grogginess after waking up and was more alert during the day. …

We Are All Colored

One morning, passing a pair of men on the street I said, “G’morning!” “What?!” one of them caustically replied with a wrinkled forehead. They were both of African descent. Having Black friends for most of my life, I’ve heard about their struggle to be accepted regardless of their skin color. …

Healthy Boundaries

One important lesson I’ve been learning in the healing process is how to say “No.” This was not easy for me having been sexually molested as a child. Instead of saying No, my shame and depravity had silenced me in numbness leading to date rape situations in adulthood. Had I …