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Work-Life Balance: How You Can Fix It

Work-Life Balance: How You Can Fix It

Our careers demand more from us today than they ever have before, so much so that many of us begin to wonder if it’s even possible to balance our work and personal lives....
Healing from an Emotionally Abusive Mother

Healing from an Emotionally Abusive Mother

Being subjected to emotional abuse is hard to make sense of, yet when it’s perpetuated by your mother, its damage can be lifelong and cause you a deep sense of...
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Interdependence and the Illusion of Self-Reliance

Interdependence and the Illusion of Self-Reliance

Social media is a rich source for subject material lately. The latest meme craze is about interdependency. I’ve seen memes about how American rugged individualism and the pressure to be independent is about making you buy more stuff....
Hold Everything!

Hold Everything!

Stop. Don’t do another thing until I tell you this. If you have ADHD you need to know something. You’re liable to get distracted. And you’re liable to be annoyed by that....
Tactics Manipulators Use to Win and Confuse You

Tactics Manipulators Use to Win and Confuse You

Ancient wisdom to “know your enemy” is good advice when dealing with a manipulator. It allows you to respond strategically. Most people react in ways that escalate abuse and/or play...
Today I Love Finding My Way Back Onto The Water

Today I Love Finding My Way Back Onto The Water

Today I love finding my way back onto the water and suddenly realizing that I belong there as much as I belong anywhere. I love that I was halfway through our evening paddle before I realized we were out there,...
I’m 4 Years Self-Harm Free

I’m 4 Years Self-Harm Free

This post will include a discussion about self-harm so if you would find that upsetting or triggering then don’t read further; your own mental health always comes first.A long journey Since I was a pre-teen I used self-harm as a way of
Interviewing Narcissists’ Acquaintances: An Unusual Path to Healing

Interviewing Narcissists’ Acquaintances: An Unusual Path to Healing

It’s extraordinarily lucky that my narcissists aren’t the charming type. No, mine are the type that piss everybody off in their egotistical zeal to be “better than,” to proselytize and then to live in haughty isolation from everyone else who is “going
GoT and the Busiest Time of the Year

GoT and the Busiest Time of the Year

After the devastation of Game of Thrones and its critics’ aftermath, what sane adult has the bandwith for end of-year stuff? I feel like my head is popping off: teens in crisis are marching in like so many White Walkers and I feel bereft of things to say to them. ...
Attention, Anxiety and ADHD

Attention, Anxiety and ADHD

Many of us ADHDers are lucky enough to have not just ADHD, but anxiety as well. #blessed There are different explanations for why ADHD and anxiety often go together....
Informed Consent is a Myth

Informed Consent is a Myth

We ask people with impaired reason to consent to treatment to try to re-establish their sanity.  Are they even capable of making

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