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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
SIbling Loss and the Unloved Daughter: The Cost of Speaking Up

SIbling Loss and the Unloved Daughter: The Cost of Speaking Up

Most daughters first recognize the toxicity of their childhood experiences by focusing on their mother’s treatment of them; that’s the issue that is front and center-stage. That’s the information that’s needed when everything seems fraught....
Don’t Argue: Use These 9 Rules of Engagement

Don’t Argue: Use These 9 Rules of Engagement

It was clear that after 7 years of marriage, Jack and Jill still loved each other. But they way they solved problems, or rather, the way they didn’t solve problems,...
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