Category: mental health

I live my life in widening circles that reach …

I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.

The best portion of a good man’s life: his lit…

The best portion of a good man’s life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love.

I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not in…

I am not a snob; it is simply that I am not interested with what most people have to say, or what they want to do — mostly with my time.

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ li…

I leapt eagerly into books. The characters’ lives were so much more interesting than the lonely heartbeat of my own.

This is how it works. Everything is connected….

This is how it works. Everything is connected. Every choice matters. Every person is vital, and valuable, and worthy of respect.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

I feel too deeply and want too much.

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bi…

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.

…You might want someone else to save you, or y…

…You might want someone else to save you, or you might want to save someone so badly. But no one else can save you, not really…[But] yourself.

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. Th…

What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and…

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.