I did a post a couple of years ago about exploring values, but when I was reading a recent post on the topic by Burnie at Squash Stigma Not Fat, I thought it would be good to revamp that post. While values matter across the board, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) places particular emphasis on… Continue reading The Role of Values in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
I talk about plugins sometimes, but I know a lot of people don't have access to them, so I thought I'd give a quick overview so you know what on earth a plugin is and what you are/aren't missing out on. There are a gazillion plugins out there, give or take a few. They're bits… Continue reading What Are These Plugins Bloggers Talk About?
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Casper wasn't feeling well last week, but all is well this week. I think I saw my woodpecker the other day. He disappeared around the beginning of mating season, and he may have been shacking up with his lady friend. The crow family in the… Continue reading Weekend Wrap-Up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is autistic burnout. Autistic burnout is something I'd only heard of quite recently, and I was curious to learn more about it. It's a concept that's discussed a lot among autistic communities, but hasn't been well researched. A… Continue reading What Is… Autistic Burnout
until you can do better. I'll start with a bit of a disclaimer and say that I didn't do any searching to verify these quotes, and internet quotes are notoriously unreliable, so these people may or may not have said the things that I'm telling you they said. Regardless of who said what, I think… Continue reading A Collection of Quotes and Thoughts on Mental Illness
Rewire Your OCD Brain by Catherine M. Pittman and William H. Youngs explains how your brain works and how you can take advantage of that to manage OCD. The book focuses on the two main areas in the brain that are relevant to OCD, the cortex and amygdala. It explains the role of each, how… Continue reading Book Review: Rewire Your OCD Brain
There’s a lot of stigma around taking psych meds to treat mental illness. Meds certainly aren’t right for every person or every condition, but they're a good tool to have available as part of the mental illness toolbox. For all the social kerfuffle over meds, they are just a tool. Getting well (or getting by)… Continue reading Taking Psych Meds: I’ll Tell You Mine if You Tell Me Yours
This post was inspired by something i saw on Pinterest about safe vs. unsafe people, but it's along the same lines as what I've written before about the toxic person label. Is that kind of whole-person labelling actually useful? https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/618541330074396290/sent/?invite_code=f51df0af6c36491ba932da4de7aeeb6d&sender=846958411080851028&sfo=1 When I came across the image above on Pinterest, my first reaction was that there… Continue reading Are You an Unsafe Person?
WordPress was always my priority, but I used to be at least a little bit active on social media and various other writing platforms. Over the last year, though, my online world has really shrunk, which I'm pretty content with. The start of COVID was a big shift for me. Before that, I was pretty… Continue reading Contracting My Online World from Pre-COVID
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: After 2 weeks of antibiotics, I started coughing again, although not the really violent coughing that I was doing before. I talked to a doctor who decided that this is asthma, based on pulmonary function tests I had done 2 years ago that apparently showed… Continue reading Weekend Wrap-Up