Archive for May, 2011

On “Adult” Websites

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

You Think I Carry An EFTPOS Terminal Around With Me, She Said. In These Shoes?

Yup, you heard it right…Adult Websites.

I have 2 friends who have been members of probably the most popular (and respected?) website where adults meet other adults who are seeking fun and well, umm, sex.

And a preemptive apology goes out to my Dad who I pray, is not reading this blog entry! Dad, I “joined” just for the blog, I promise!

Being the professional writer I like to fancy myself as,  I was compelled to join the website for a month in the name of research (Images of John Levitz…”Yeah, that’s the ticket” come to mind).

But seriously guys, here’s the deal…


What “Soft” Bipolar Looks Like

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

 

I Spy Cynthia K

It’s been over a year since I wrote this piece for PC and I’ve received some requests of late so here you go! I hope that it is helpful to you.

I’m here to share a little about my own experiences with what’s often called “Soft Bi-Polar” or Soft Signs of Bi-polar.

Like so many illnesses, there’s a broad spectrum on which to be positioned…. from having soft signs (a “little bipolar” or what I liken to being a little pregnant) to suffering in its extreme on the far opposite end.

I have more than an abundance of compassion for people who suffer. While I cannot feel what they feel, my heart hurts for those who suffer in a larger capacity.

I was diagnosed in 2007 and I fought it. I thought my doctor and therapist were out of their minds (irony not lost here) and I was ashamed…very, very ashamed. Truth be told, as much of an advocate as I am – a voice… as “strong” as those who love me say I am,  I still wrestle with shame to this day.


 

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