A Better View: The Power of Stories We Rewrite About Ourselves

I've been having lots and lots of thoughts and epiphanies about recovery lately. About who I am, about the way I tell the tale of my life, and about the future I hope to have. Really, this is a post about storytelling and recovery and identity and life, and where all those fun things intersect. Last … Continue reading A Better View: The Power of Stories We Rewrite About Ourselves

Life Update: I Want to Help People Recover from Religion, Social Work Style!

Alright, I've been sitting on this news for way longer than I'd like, but I've been so swamped lately that I haven't had time to write it out. Finally, here it is... I finally figured out what I might wanna do after college! I want to be a social worker, combining clinical work and community building … Continue reading Life Update: I Want to Help People Recover from Religion, Social Work Style!

Situational Mutism: All the Things I Never Got to Say

I'm Max, and I have situational mutism. I always thought it was just me. It was just in my head. Just a personality flaw. I was just shy... I was just too quiet... it was just out of my control. As long as I can remember, I've had trouble speaking. To classmates. To teachers. To professors. To waiters. … Continue reading Situational Mutism: All the Things I Never Got to Say