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A girl of many labels. Sharing the stories that are helping me heal.

For me, writing is a form of therapy; it’s my creative outlet, my escape, my safe place.


Just because someone has a fancy title with a lot of positive reviews doesn’t mean they’re the right doctor for me.

Prose by yours truly. Background image by Stormseeker on Unsplash.


Insomnia debuted as a #1 New Release on Amazon. Wild!


Hey there. It’s been a while since we’ve chatted. How are you?

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We’re taught that burnout applies to work-related activities only, but I’m proof that it can apply to personal life as well.

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I’m literally typing this in real-time.

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A subtle plea for companies to support the 19% of U.S. adults who experience some form of mental illness.

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I’m fully vaccinated yet beyond nervous to go back to “real life”

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Four years ago, I lost my best friend. Although we knew it was coming, I never said goodbye — not really.


Opening up about my struggles with anxiety, depression, insomnia, extreme burnout and two autoimmune diseases.

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Lauren Bartleson

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