Week in Review Using Gifs

My Week in Review Using Gifs – Week 2

Welcome to my week in review for the second week of January.  This is a weekly Sunday series where I discuss what I’ve done how my week has been using Gifs.  Please view this post on my website instead of WordPress Reader or email because you will not be able to see the Gifs. I hope you find it interesting, entertaining, and funny! Monday – January 8, 2018 It was all business as usual.  Writing, writing, writing. I think I might have been a little tired, too. I took my dog Maybelline to the veterinary doctor.  Her breath is a …

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Week in Review Using Gifs

My Week in Review Using Gifs

Welcome to “My Week in Review Using Gifs”.  Here is where I link back to this week’s must-read posts, and I tell you about <insert sarcasm> my glamorous week using . . . you guessed it!  Gifs. This past Monday was New Years Day.  I spent the day without much fanfare.  Just cooked some delicious food for my husband Daniel.     There was a football game that night for which he became upset, so I tried to comfort him and show how much I cared about his feelings.   But I digress. Tuesday I tried to do some blog …

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On the personal

15 Reasons Why I Love Writing And How I Need To Change

The desire for self-expression afflicts people when they feel there is something of themselves which is not getting through to the outside world. ~ Fay Weldon My writing muse has been mute lately.  My writing has grown stale and unsatisfying to me. Though I wrote an article on the dangers of comparison found here, I can not help but admit my own weaknesses in comparing myself to others.  Because I feel inferior and less valuable as a result of comparing myself to others, I have started down a path where I blog for others and not for myself, and that …

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On the personal

How Lack of Self-Care Might Lead to Depression

Depression.  Sometimes it happens.  I don’t know why, or maybe I do and don’t give it enough credit.  Either way, I am writing at this moment to shake off the desire to self-harm.  The urge only began a little while ago, but my mood has been unstable all day.  If you caught me on Twitter @missinginsight earlier, I posted the following picture. And this is exactly how I felt.  All within two hours, I went from happy to anxious to depressed.  There was no warning, no thought, no memory, and no feeling to prompt the mood changes.  They just happened. …

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On the personal

If You Really Knew Me, Then You Would Know . . .

As I sat down to write this blog post, it was initially on a different topic.  I’m not narcissistic enough to think people want to 40 things about me, but I’m feeling a little introspective, so I wanted to share some things I am thinking.   I thought a post on things you do not know about me might be helpful, and you might even be able to connect and relate to what I feel or have experienced.    Let me tell you first that I have been diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder (D.I.D.), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder.  I’M …

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On the personal

Dear us, We Need to Talk

Dear Us, We need to talk.  I don’t know exactly how to start this conversation, but let me first say that I’m sorry I have not been your friend for ages and beyond. We learned early what it was like to be neglected and abused, and I didn’t know what to do with that, so I took it out on you.  To be honest, I still don’t know what to do with it all, and I know I’m still punishing you for things that were beyond your control.   An aggregation of labels binds us together and places us under …

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Wednesday Wisdom

How to Talk to Others About Mental Illness Now

I was sitting in my chair, trying to silence my snowballing anxiety, but you know how that goes. I was naseuous, dizzy, constantly rubbing my head and face, beating my skull against the chair, not able to speak with clarity, ect., very noticable symptoms. My sister-in-law just looked at me, then looked away. I felt judged, ignored, and crazy, for a lack of a better word. I would have preferred she had asked me what was happening with me, or how she could help me, at least acknowledge I was going through a rough time, struggling with my mental illness, …

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Friday Feelings

#FridayFeelings – Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness

via GIPHY There’s little reason to wonder why there is a stigma attached to mental illness today To say those with mental illness have been treated inhumanely over the years is an understatement.  Among methods used to treat mental illness over the centuries include lobotomies, purging, bleeding, vomiting, asylums, isolation, injecting patients with syphilis, using insulin comas, exorcism, prayer, and rituals.    Regardless of past treatments and newer, enlightened methods, stigma comes from  multiple sources, such as work, school, family, friends, and media, which work synergistically to cause serious implications for the individual with mental illness.   They all work together …

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