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It was the night before my father’s funeral that I finally asked the tarot for help.

Using Tarot To Work Through Trauma

It was the night before my father’s funeral that I finally asked the tarot for help. I was incapable of imagining a future where I delivered his Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   04.13.18   |   SHARE
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Stop Beating Yourself Up — You're Doing Your Best

The facade of control I’d spent so much energy maintaining was ripped from me. I am doing my best, and that’s good enough for me. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   02.6.18   |   SHARE
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I try to imagine weathering the storm of my father’s death without these animals by my side, and the thought alone nearly capsizes me.

Animal Companionship Is As Essential For My Mental Health As Human Connection

In what’s been the most difficult year of my life, animal companionship has been as essential to my mental wellbeing as the time spent with my family. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   01.22.18   |   SHARE
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If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things you shouldn’t do.

My Dad Died — Here Are 3 Things You SHOULDN'T Do To Help Me

My dad died. I only know my own grief, and even that is debatable. If you’re hoping to comfort someone who’s grieving, here are a couple of things to Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   01.9.18   |   SHARE
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Mentally ill people are not separate from us — they are part of us.

I'm Mentally Ill — And I Will NOT Be Your Mass Shooting Scapegoat 

Content Notice: mass shootings and violence, suicide mention In the wake of yet another act of  domestic terrorism, Donald Trump — who is so Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   11.14.17   |   SHARE
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3 Tips For Eating Well When You're Really F*cking Depressed

In the midst of struggling with being depressed, you’re also saddled with the practical realities of staying alive. It’s no easy feat. Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   10.31.17   |   SHARE
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How Do You Ever Heal When Life Keeps Punching You In The Face?

Healing is hard work. It will be hard today, tomorrow, next week, next month, 3 years from now. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   10.17.17   |   SHARE
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Sometimes faking it can feel like yet another shame-based attempt to conceal my mental illness.

Should You Really Fake It Till You Make It?

More than any other unsolicited mental health advice I’ve received over the course of my life is the admonishment to “fake it till you make it.” Read...
Jenni Berrett    |   10.3.17   |   SHARE
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