Reading the latest essay by Craig Mod, the one about aloneness, has left me feeling utterly, joyfully, and in his words, seen. It made known a sensation that I’ve felt itching at my back for a few years.

More importantly, what he wrote has helped me recognize that feeling for what it can be—seeking potentially harmful emotional comfort food—and understand that there’s a way to work with it.

This morning, I feel grateful for him and his meaningful words.