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Episode 6: This Is Me Being Uncomfortable

In this episode of This Is Me Being Uncomfortable, I say “um” and “you know” a lot for the first three or four minutes, then get down to talking about depression and suicidal thoughts, why I stopped buying and bringing beer into my home, pick-up basketball, obsessive running, teaching my daughter how to play guitar, meditation, and music therapy.

In this episode of This Is Me Being Uncomfortable, I say “um” and “you know” a lot for the first three or four minutes, then get down to talking about depression and suicidal thoughts, why I stopped buying and bringing beer into my home, pick-up basketball, obsessive running, teaching my daughter how to play guitar, meditation, removing digital distractions from my life, and music therapy.

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Mentioned in this episode

Handwritten Notes While Eating Alone
Perhaps You Should See a Counselor
Hi, My Name Is Jeff, and I Suffer from Anxiety
The Court
Thich Nhat Hanh

The Yanni quote I totally jacked up is, “Music is an incredibly direct language. It bypasses language and logic, and speaks directly to your soul.”

On the alcohol note, here are a few solid articles on the topic from personal perspectives: The One Change I Made To Overcome Years Of Depression and Anxiety, by Annie Grace; and The Life-Changing Surprises That Come From Not Drinking For a Year, by Rachel Anne Warren.

You can find past episodes of This Is Me Being Uncomfortable on the new Podcast page, which you can listen to while you wash dishes, vacuum, or on your commute to work.

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By Jeffrey Pillow

Jeffrey Pillow is an American short story writer, memoirist, and poet. He is the author of The Lady Next Door. His writing has been published in Urge Magazine, The Nervous Breakdown, 16 Blocks, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, TheBody.com, New York Times, Washington Post, and Richmond Times-Dispatch.

He grew up in the small town of Phenix, Virginia, population: 200, and now lives in Charlottesville with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Mozzarella Cheese. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was a Rainey Scholar. This is his blog.

5 replies on “Episode 6: This Is Me Being Uncomfortable”

Glad to see you are bringing this back. I was wondering whatever happened to the next episode after you had said you were officially making it a podcast on episode 5.

I enjoy your writing as always but I like the unscripted nature of this too. Your candor is very much appreciated as others above have said. I would echo those thoughts.

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