Burn Out Is Radical

The telltale signs of burn-out are: 1. You can’t do more than one thing at a time. If you try to do more than one thing at a time you start to freak out and get anxiety. 2. You are excited as hell to crawl into bed at night and it hurts to wake up to an alarm. 3. If …

All the single ladies

My best friend came over this afternoon. She started crying. She is 35. She is beautiful. She is witty and adventurous and has a super hot body. She has a self-created career. She loves bike rides and tropical vacations and reggae music and nude sunbathing. She is single.

Love the Bitch

For 15 years I’ve been working collectively making theatre; and 80% of the time I’m in the room I can’t shut up. I’m loud, opinionated and passionate. I care a lot. I’m sure it’s annoying as fuck. I tell my collaborators when I think they’re off the mark. I fight for my ideas. I’m fine getting into conflict and hashing …

A conversation about grief, loss and how best to remember.

This is an incredible question.  I brought in an expert to answer it. Question: Hi Emelia, I have become close with the mother of my friend who committed suicide last year. We have only  gotten to know each other since her son/my friend passed, and it has been a very enriching relationship, I feel really grateful for the ability to …

For the Depressed Motherfuc*ers at Christmas.

It’s Dec 20th and I just went for a walk with my family. It was sunny out and we walked for about an hour and a half straight. On the stroll I didn’t see one happy person. Every Single Fucking Person had that sad, dead Christmas look in their eyes. And it made me feel a whole lot better. First …

Advice- The Worst Time Of My Life

This questioner didn’t call it The Worst Time Of Her Life but I identified it as such, only because I remember mine so well. So I tell you all about the worst time in my life and then I tell her what to expect next… ps. I think this may be the perfect blend of the best advice I’ve ever …

A Rant for Everyone Who Feels Rage.

Dear Motherfucker. Ya you. Why do I start off so aggressive? Because it seems to be the only thing that gets your attention. I’ve tried talking. For years. I plan it out in my head first, so I don’t offend you. I write it down. I make my points clearly and I remember to see your point of view too. …

Death Niceties (how to be cool with a friend who's grieving)

* This is a re-post to honor the life of my mother on the anniversary of her death 3 years ago. I feel you mama. Chances are a close friend of yours has experienced the death of a loved one. Chances are you were kinda dumb about it. Here are some points to support you with your friends pain; especially if a …

Death Niceties (how to be cool with a friend who’s grieving)

* This is a re-post to honor the life of my mother on the anniversary of her death 3 years ago. I feel you mama. Chances are a close friend of yours has experienced the death of a loved one. Chances are you were kinda dumb about it. Here are some points to support you with your friends pain; especially if a …

Go Back To Bed

It’s a dreary day outside. Go back to bed. Alan Kurdi is dead. Go back to bed. Your eyes sting from not enough sleep. Go back to bed. You have beautiful children. You’ll never have children. You long for a mate. You take them for granted. Go back to bed. You have a complicated relationship with your mother. You’re 20 …