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How Amy I? It's Complicated

“How are you?” I don’t know how to answer this question these days. If the inquirer is asking because it’s a reflexive, social-norm to ask, I find myself answering without too much thought, “ I’m good. How are you?” But if it’s a friend who is truly concerned for my well being, my answer is often, “That’s a complicated answer today. How long have you got?” When studying the lifecycle of a crisis, we see that the ups and downs of our mental health looks a bit like a roller coaster. This is actually normal for a crisis. I find this very assuring. Taking a day to rest, stepping off the sweaty treadmill (summer in Florida is hot, y’all!) of medicinal exercise and just being with my exhausted sel

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