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Internet Acronyms, AKA proof that I'm old: TMI, LOL, OMG, YOLO
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Internet Acronyms, aka Proof That I’m Old

This internet acronyms post is inspired by a comment that Cassandra made on a post I did about idioms. I'm in my 40s and Gen-X, so compared to the kids on the internet these days, I'm old. I also spend very little time on social media, so I'm pretty out of the loop. There are… Continue reading Internet Acronyms, aka Proof That I’m Old

"Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it" – Michael J. Fox
MH@H Mental Health, Wellbeing & Recovery

Some Quotes on Acceptance

Wednesday is normally book review day here on MH@H, but the current batch of books I'm reading to review aren't being released until October, so I thought I'd bring you some quotes instead of a review this week. Acceptance is something I've worked a lot on in terms of my mental illness life, so here… Continue reading Some Quotes on Acceptance

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MH@H Mental Health

The Anti-Self-Deprecation Challenge: 5 Things I’m Good At

Yesterday, Jewish Young Professional posted this anti-self-deprecation challenge. It's easy to focus on flaws, even if it's in a light-hearted self-deprecating way rather than a self-critical way, and most of us don't talk enough about the good stuff. I decided to join in, and I encourage you to as well! Organizing Organization has always been… Continue reading The Anti-Self-Deprecation Challenge: 5 Things I’m Good At

Depression gets physical: Speech impairment in psychomotor retardation
MH@H Depression

Speech Impairment and Psychomotor Retardation in Depression

Psychomotor retardation (PMR) is a set of symptoms involving the slowing of movement and thoughts. One aspect of motor activity that's affected is speech, which is what this post will focus on. This interests me because PMR is the most treatment-resistant aspect of my depression, and speech impairment has had a significant impact on my… Continue reading Speech Impairment and Psychomotor Retardation in Depression

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Blogging and Writing

How Well Do You Know Other Bloggers?

Blogging is an interesting experience, in many ways. Many people are very open about themselves online, but even when that's the case, how well can you know other bloggers based on their blog? Blogging and other forms of online interaction are very conducive to compartmentalizing one's life. You can select certain compartments to blog about… Continue reading How Well Do You Know Other Bloggers?

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Conformity

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is conformity. Whether we're talking about peer pressure, keeping up with the Joneses, or other influences, there's often a lot of appeal to conformity. That may be conscious appeal, or an influence we're not really aware of, but… Continue reading What Is… Conformity

Book cover: Introducing Consciousness: A Graphic Guide
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Introducing Consciousness: A Graphic Guide

Introducing Consciousness: A Graphic Guide by David Papineau and Howard Selina is the latest book in this series I've read. It explores what this thing is that we call consciousness. There are no answers, because consciousness remains pretty elusive, but the book doesn't aim to give you answers. One of the ideas raised was philosopher… Continue reading Book Review: Introducing Consciousness: A Graphic Guide

The Bizarre Spread of the COVID/5G conspiracy theory: cartoon of a train pulling a coronavirus particle and 5G symbol
Science Corner

The Bizarre Spread of the COVID/5G Conspiracy Theory

The COVID/5G conspiracy theory has been around since the early days of the pandemic. How did such an out-there idea become so widely known? The dumpster fire that is social media has a fair bit to do with it, with a combination of misinformation (wrong information spread without manipulative/deceptive intent) and disinformation (intentionally spreading wrong… Continue reading The Bizarre Spread of the COVID/5G Conspiracy Theory