The thing about living: on my depression and anxiety

Last October I had one of my worst episodes of 2016. In a room by myself in Athens, I rocked back and forth feeling completely alone wanting to slash my rubber skin into pieces. Crying came as long sobs and then short intervals. Nausea didn't allow me to eat or digest. My gag reflex was … Continue reading The thing about living: on my depression and anxiety

At the heart of traveling: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Nietzsche, and Élan Vital

Three years ago: "Mishell, why did you come to Melbourne?" I got bored in the US; I'd met a dead end. Now: "Mishell, what brings you to Shanghai from Melbourne?" I got too comfortable in Melbourne. It's this lack of stimulation that perhaps is so TCK. Moving and seeing new places until some sort of … Continue reading At the heart of traveling: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Nietzsche, and Élan Vital