Talk therapy

Bear in Mind

I came to understand that mental illness was to be dealt with in isolation, that it was too private, even shameful, to speak about. I just needed to get rid of it as fast as possible.
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The man with the flag

Off the Beat

This country isn’t perfect — nothing is perfect — and while I recognize its vast imperfections, I’m still proud and grateful to be an American. 
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First impressions

Transfer Talks

Early one Sunday morning, my sister and I drove northbound on Highway 101 toward the Bay Area. It was about a five-hour drive to Berkeley from Santa Barbara, and we were both excited to visit the campus that would become my home for the next two years. I’d driven to
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Tough choices

Laid Bear

I feel that this feeling is the byproduct of being suddenly on my own. Although not completely financially independent, I am still learning how to manage all this newfound freedom.
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