Living with Erythrophobia

There’s a right time to face your negative thoughts – and it might not be right now

Do you ever feel like you don’t want to be alone with your thoughts? I never used to have trouble being alone with myself. I enjoyed it. Often preferred it, in fact, to being with other people. I was never afraid of being alone with my own thoughts. Or of feeling lonely. I never felt… Continue reading There’s a right time to face your negative thoughts – and it might not be right now

Living with Erythrophobia

I am not unbreakable – and that’s okay!

It’s midday on a workday and I’m still in my jammies.  Which isn’t as bad as it sounds, since I work from home – but I usually get dressed to do so. Because I value myself and it makes me feel good. Like I’m a grown-up. Like I’m somebody living a fabulous, meaningful life. Like… Continue reading I am not unbreakable – and that’s okay!

Personal Essays

Playing On Our Fears – How Could We Let It Happen?

I usually stay well away from political topics on my Blusher’s Blog. But not today. Today, politics are once again becoming more and more infused with fear – one of this blog’s main topics. Fear affects people not only on a singular, personal scale. It can have nationwide, even global consequences. This is a personal (and yes, political) essay on how fear has affected the world before, and how we’re seeming to steer into that skid yet again today.