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Perfectionism is exhausting. It steals your time, your energy, your joy, your life.

You Aren't Lazy — You're Just Terrified: On Paralysis And Perfectionism

Expecting perfection only leaves you with two options: do everything right on the very first try, or don’t even bother. Which is actually only one Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.19.17   |   SHARE
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I had spent so much time yearning for solitude that I had never really confronted the reality of being alone.

I Love Solitude, But I'm Terrified Of Being Alone

I have sought out solitude my entire life — up until pretty recently, it was a hard thing to come by.  I am the oldest of four siblings within an Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   07.5.17   |   SHARE
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"If I’m being totally honest with you, I feel a burst of pride whenever someone tells me I look too put together to have been given this diagnosis."

What Not To Say When Someone Tells You About Their Personality Disorder

When someone denies my personality disorder, it makes the process of identifying and challenging the thoughts and behaviors that disorder causes even Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.21.17   |   SHARE
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Sometimes, I have to stop and cry and wail and moan for a weekend, but then I get back up.

I Get Depressed Every Summer. This Year, I Decided To Find Out Why.

I don’t want to spend another summer waiting for winter. It took years to realize this, and even more years to act on it. This is the work of healing Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.14.17   |   SHARE
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Remember that therapy is just one small part of your overall mental (and physical, because that mind-body shit is serious business) wellbeing.

4 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Therapy Appointment

This is your health we’re talking about, something often forgotten when it comes to treating that tricky organ hanging out between our ears. You Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   06.7.17   |   SHARE
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It starts like an itch. Something feels wrong, and I need to make it right again.

What I Wish Other People Knew About OCD

OCD is tailor-made for iceberg metaphors. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.17.17   |   SHARE
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Music is a way to connect, a way to heal... a way of life, even.

On Using Music To Manage Mental Illness

Even when he was trying his very hardest not to survive, my Dad still gave himself music. And somewhere along the way, he gave it to me too. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.10.17   |   SHARE
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How OCD Has Shaped My Relationship With Food

I struggle to find language that describes the messy tangle of thoughts and memories that weigh down every spoonful. If I had to tell you about my Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   05.2.17   |   SHARE
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