Mental Health


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I don’t have many memories of my life without anxiety. It seems to have always been part of me in some form or another. Pretty much everyone in my family has it – I however seem to have gotten the worst of it. I had my first panic attack when I was 6. We were at […]

Creatives Coping | Liz Jerome

woman and child in front of pond

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Hi guys! My name’s Liz Thurrell and I’m a doctoral student in clinical psychology at Immaculata University. I’m currently working as a therapist at a private practice in Pennsylvania treating children and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, interpersonal difficulties, and so on. Recently I’ve noticed that a lot of my clients talk about anxiety and […]

Elizabeth Thurrell | Creatives Coping

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I’ve had a creative spirit and artistic soul for as long as I can remember. As a child, you’d find me crafting or playing with my great-grandma’s old Polaroid camera. I brought my carefree creative nature into high school, and I started my own photography business as a freshman in college. I began photographing friends […]

Flightless Bird Photography | Creatives Coping

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The life of a creative can feel chaotic at times. In a world where spreading yourself thin and being “so busy” is often seen as a marker of success, it’s easy to pressure yourself into overdoing it. In 2015, I was fighting a losing battle against “busy.” My portrait photography hobby had grown into a […]

Pugliese Photography | Creatives Coping

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When was the last time that someone asked you, “how are things?” and you answered honestly? Because I can’t tell you the last time that I did. My usual response (& everyone else’s too) – “BUSY!” THINGS ARE BUSY, THINGS ARE GREAT, JUST REALLY BUSY, YOU KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE!!!!! Now cut to right now. […]

The Glorification of Busy



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