Boiling Point

Why do I feel defensive, anxious, angry, and fearful every time my phone rings and “dad” shows up on the screen? Because I had to defend myself every single day of my childhood. How come I can only freeze when I feel anger? Because anger wasn’t allowed without major consequences. Why does anger simultaneously bring…

Seeing Red

Trying to pretend anger doesn’t exist in my body isn’t going to work much longer. Today I feel like a boiling pot about to boil over. I’m angry and upset and frustrated with everyone but mostly—largely—myself. I’m angry I waited too long to make the Thai dinner I was supposed to make and when I…