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5 Things You Should Never Share

Recently, the host of, "Kids Say The Darndest Things," comedian, actress, and entertainer Tiffany Haddish declared that she is no longer going to be an "open book."Although her work as a performer...


ADHD

If I Could Save Time

Too soon goneMany of you, if you're more mature, might recognize that line from Jim Croce's hit, "Time In A Bottle.""If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do ..."I've always loved this song, because I've always felt the meaning...


Hope

Today I Love The Roguish Clouds That Bluster

Freeze frame of moving clouds, kinda dull but ... lovelyToday I love the roguish clouds that bluster and billow over my yard and past my back window on their way to who knows what Southern climes. I love that the wind up at the cloud's level is from the north and...


Codependency

It’s Okay to Cut Ties with Toxic Family Members

Would your life be happier, healthier, and more peaceful without certain people in it?  It’s never easy to cut someone out of your life. And when it comes to family, it’s especially hard to accept that a family member is creating so much stress, anxiety, and pain...


General

Crisis Teams: A Service User’s Perspective

Following on from my series of posts on suicide prevention, I want to talk about crisis services from the point of view of a patient. My dear friend, fellow writer and mental health warrior Hazel has kindly agreed to share their experiences with us of crisis services, the good and the bad.


Hope

Today I Love Good Writing

Not a bad looking morning ...Today I love good writing like the works of Stephen Leacock and Mark Twain and Wodehouse. I love that I often attempt to imitate these writers with marginal success, and that even a little bit of success in that endeavor makes my writing better...


Labor: Sinking into Hell

 In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge 2017) author Kristin Reale writes in a powerful and compelling way about her birth experience.  While every woman experiences birthing differently, her description...


Anxiety

Types Of Bipolar Disorder

Hi, dear reader. Today we are going to learn about the different types of bipolar disorder. Two and a half percent, or six million people, have some form of bipolar disorder. It is easy...


ADHD

5 Awesome ADHD Cake Baking ADHD Tips

mmmmm, cakeOkay, I admit it. I stole that title from a blog about how to write blogs and titles.And I stole it for two reasons. One, I really like cake. And two, it distracted me and I read an entire blog post on blogging, just because I really like cake.So I figured...


Hope

Today I Love Moose Can Coffee

Rainy moose can office WednesdaysToday I love moose can coffee in my moose can coffee travel mug. I love it because it keeps my coffee hot for a long time, because it has moose silhouettes on it, because it reminds me of Victoria where I bought it,...


Living with ADHD

Past, Present and ADHD

The way we look at something can change depending on whether we’re looking back in time at it or it’s happening in the present. Time can give us new insight into...