Week Forty-Four

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Touch The vagus nerve – as well as my history with “not always wanting to be touched” – led me down an interesting road this past week. The vagus nerve (the longest nerve in the body, with the primary function of slowing down and soothing the nervous …

Week Forty-Three

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: The Vagus Nerve It was recently brought to my attention that I hum or sing when I am stressed. It always calms me down, but for some reason, I never stopped to wonder why. So I did some research and it led to the …

Week Forty-Two

KindnessThe amount of support that has been shown to me throughout this project, but especially recently with the fundraiser and the show dates has been overwhelming – in a really good way. But often, it’s hard to accept that sort of generosity, it’s a lot of beautiful support coming at …

Week Forty-One

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: We Are All A Bit “Crazy”The Tedtalk Strange Answers To The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson was one of the first conversations that ever piqued my interest about the stigma on mental health, although I don’t think I could have quite articulated why at …

Week Forty

Update On My Show And My Favorite Bit of Information! This week – in honor of my fortieth week of sending these E-mails – I have decided to combine my update and my favorite bit of information for the week.  Drum roll, please… One Woman Hamlet is officially set up for it’s fundraiser on Oct. 26th 2019!!!  …

Week Thirty-Nine

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: Perfection and Sisyphus I recently found this Ted Med on Perfectionism and how it is affecting our mental health and it really hit home for me.  Here is the breakdown of the talk: “Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect — …

Week Thirty-Eight

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: I am so honored this week to introduce a post written by my friend and hero Teagan Walsh-Davis. I have decided to continue the trend of adding a guest post every other week or so. This way, you get to hear voices outside mine own (and …

Week Thirty-Seven

My Favorite Bit of Information For The Week: Trapeze I was heading home, on Chicago’s lakefront bike path, when I saw this beautiful trapeze net set up near Foster Beach. I asked about classes and it just so happened that they were starting one in the next ten minutes. I decided to partake, and …

Week Thirty-Six

My Favorite Bit of Information From The Week: National Suicide Prevention Month If you are someone you know are struggling, call the National Suicide Hotline available 24/7 and connect to free resources and support: Call 1-800-273-8255 . There are also options for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and a line for Spanish speakers on their website. …

Week Thirty-Five

My Favorite Bit Of Information From The Week: E.M.D.R EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy treatment that recreates the rapid eye movement experienced during REM sleep – a time that is known for processing and healing in the body. EDMR is used for many mental health diagnosis, but primarily for …