Lachrymal

This word has been chasing me. In and out of my mind, like a song you hear and can’t stop singing. No reason, really. I haven’t been studying anything related to it. Haven’t seen it written, nor heard it spoken. And yet, it has chased my consciousness down to this moment when finally tired of…

Saturday

Sorry. Apologizing for disappointing. Constantly disappointing someone, either in their head or mine. Enough. Wondering if my work performance is related to my sense of constantly disappointing others. Wondering more deeply why it matters as no one is keeping score. Doubt. Second-guessing myself constantly. Guilt. See above. Reason. Give me one to get out of…

Penny

Her brain tries to override the welling of nausea. She feels it in her feet, filling her legs before she realizes she can barely move. Weighted down and filling up, she tries to get comfortable because she’s trying to stay present, to present herself as pleasant. Ignoring how she feels, despite the sensation of churning…

On the Epistemology of Postpartum Depression

With respect to the epistemology of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, we follow the rules of the road. When I say we, I mean all of us. We collectively look at the different formulations of objective truths about PPD and agree that it is what we say it is, lead by the language of science….