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Leah Barterian

  • Life

    That’s none of your business

    We all have that person on social media. You know, the one who is consistently giving you advice or sending you a direct message, letting you know what you’re doing and…

  • Life

    Permission to Grieve

    “Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion When I was…

  • Life

    Loving the Depressed

    Note to the reader: When I began writing the Holiday Pain Series, I was admittedly dreading the week about depression. There are a few reasons for this, but the biggest one…

  • Life

    Holiday Anxiety

    “P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll still be okay.…

  • Life

    Holiday Loneliness

    When I was in the 6th grade, my family made the decision to leave our church. The pastors that we worshipped under were unhealthy and controlling, and my parents recognized that…

  • Relationships

    Introducing: The Holiday Pain Series

    I’m a pretty happy person. I don’t really have much to complain about other than the occasional traffic issue or drama-of-a-friend which, truthfully, isn’t actually mine but more a sort of…

  • Life Women

    Let’s Be Angry

    Grieve. So that you can be free to feel something else. – Nayyirah Waheed I am an emotional person. I feel a lot of feelings and am not afraid to express…

  • Life Rants Women

    Leah, Take the Wheel

    I always dream vividly. It’s sorta my thing. Greg, my partner, tells me all the time that my recollection of dream-details is insane. For instance, the other day I dreamt that…

  • Life

    It’s Okay to Be

    It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be frustrated at the world, feel slighted by fate, and wonder when your break is coming. It’s okay to yell and scream and…

  • Career Randoms

    Beautiful Boundaries

    Over the past few years, in both work and in my personal life, I have been responsible for a lot of stuff. A lot. And with that responsibility comes lots of…