Politics and Lithium

I can see clearer than I ever have  before. The colors brighten and I'm not up, down, up, down, up, down. It was as if there was this gray haze over my life while depressed and lithium has brought the beauty of colors back. I can see what I want and what I need to… Continue reading Politics and Lithium

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Ashley over at Mental Health @ Home published another phenomenal book last month, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. This book not only goes over the different diagnosis but also includes small essays on people who have personal experience with them. I was lucky enough to have Ashley accept my piece on ADD. I love this… Continue reading Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Working On Us Week #11

I'm super excited for this week's Working On Us writing prompt from Beckie over at Beckie's Mental Mess! It's on emotional support animals, which means I get to talk about my beloved furbabies! Go check it out so you can join in! Prompt #1 Do you own a pet for emotional support and/or service/therapy? My… Continue reading Working On Us Week #11

Tygpress Scraped The Living Daylights Out Of WordPress

Read this if your work has been stolen by Tygpress.com. Important info. I’ve been stolen from & so have several of my blogger friends. THIS NEEDS TO STOP.

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I was exploring new blogs via the WordPress Reader when I discovered some very bad news.

What was the nature of this bad news?

Tygpress — a scraper site, published a huge quantity of blog posts from many WordPress bloggers (It was done without their consent).

By the way, they stole a lot of my blog posts too (From the looks of things, Tygpress has been helping themselves to all of my blog posts).

The blog administrator of I Do Run was the one who brought this to my attention with their blog post, Please Read — Your Blog May Have Been Harvested!. 

There was no way that I was going to let Tygpress get away with their transgression. So, I filed a DMCA takedown request on Digital Ocean’s Report Abuse section of their website (Digital Ocean is the hosting provider for the unscrupulous blogger that…

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Part 1: Starting EMDR Therapy

Last week, I started my first session of EMDR therapy. We're going at a slower pace since my trauma was on-going when I was younger and because sometimes people end up trapped in the harsh memories. So, my sessions go back and forth between talk therapy and EMDR. I decided to share my journey with… Continue reading Part 1: Starting EMDR Therapy

Working On Us Week #7

It's week 7 of Beckie's Working On Us Writing Prompt! It's another week to help break the stigma on those with any mental illness or disorder. This week's topic is suicide. Prompt #1 Have you ever experienced suicidal thoughts? I've had suicidal thoughts since the age of 11. Your brain tells you that you're worthless,… Continue reading Working On Us Week #7