Rory from a Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has tagged me in his 3.2.1. Quote me game. Here are the details: Once a week, l will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers … Continue reading 3.2.1. Quote me
Free-Photos on PixabayIntroversion, shyness, and social anxiety can sometimes get mixed up, but they're quite different. In this post we'll look at some of the similarities and differences. Introversion is a personality trait, and appears in the Myers-Briggs personality typology. The opposite is extroversion, and individuals may fall at different points along the continuum between … Continue reading Introversion, shyness and social anxiety – What’s the difference?
The Happiness Diary: Practice Living Joyfully by Barbara A. Kipfer guides you through various self-reflection exercises and prompts to connect with the potential for happiness that already exists in your life. It's designed to be used as a notebook and written in, and each page is beautifully illustrated. I'm always a tad wary of happiness-promoting books/articles, … Continue reading Book review: The Happiness Diary
I have a couple of life dreams that are wildly unrealistic, but I enjoy them, so I keep them around. One is to live in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan with my pretend Kyrgyz husband and our pet yak. The other is to have a farm closer to home and have sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, and … Continue reading Best Life Collaborative member feature
It's So You Know (S.Y.K.) time over at Revenge of Eve. The guidelines for S.Y.K.: There are no right or wrong answers… Your answers = Your opinion = Your life Answer a few or one, whatever you are comfortable with Pingback to any S.Y.K. post Use the hashtag #SYK to tag your post Be real. … Continue reading So you know (S.Y.K.)
When it comes to sexual interactions, it seems like the notion of consent should be pretty simple – yes means yes, no means no, easy peasy, right? Except obviously it's not that simple for a disturbingly large number of people, which begs the question how have we gotten it so wrong as a society that … Continue reading Why don’t more people understand consent?
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series over on the Best Life Collaborative will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. A good place to build up both your confidence and your writing portfolio is to submit personal stories or other guest … Continue reading Moving outside your writing comfort zone
The emerging blogger series is a way to give mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some new bloggers you may not have discovered yet. This week, we have Elly … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Elly
Depression has had a big impact on the inside, but it's also made a few changes in how I look on the outside. Some of these are under my control, but others aren't. They started off as changes that I thought might be temporary, but I've come to accept that's not the case. Depression face … Continue reading My depression looks like…
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: I have woodpecker babies! Ok maybe not me specifically, but the woodpeckers roosting on my balcony. I've seen two, but there may be more. Unfortunately I haven't managed to get pictures yet. I've been quite dizzy this week. It feels kind of like being drunk … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
My baby is famous! Check out my girl Casper’s Petz Interview with Scrappy and Rory from A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!
1] Your Name?
2] What do you call your 2-leggeds?
3] What species of animal are you?
4] What colour/s are you [if applicable]
“White like Casper the ghost.”
5] How old Are You?
“Mom isn’t sure, but she thinks I’m about 2.”
6] Do you live inside or outside and more importantly – do you run your household or share in the decisions?
“My sisters and I live inside, and Mama does what we tell her to do – at least most of the time….”
7] Have you always lived with your 2 – leggeds [as in from young]?
“I was a guinea pig Harry Houdini when I was little, so I escaped from my first female. Then Mama came to get me from the shelter.”
8] Do you deliberately play up at times, just to annoy or worry the…
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In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: Stockholm syndrome Stockholm syndrome is a type of psychological bond that forms between a captor and a hostage. The hostage develops positive feelings toward the captor and their cause, and negative feelings toward law enforcement. While it masquerades … Continue reading What is… Stockholm syndrome?
I saw a post about this issue on Twitter recently, and it stirred up a pretty strong reaction for me. A man was writing about how he'd been advocating for his child to be able to have their cell phone on the psych ward, but this was flatly denied due to ward policy. As a … Continue reading Cell phones on psych wards – yea or nay?
In Own It: Make Your Anxiety Work For You, Caroline Foran aims to help you change your relationship with anxiety so that rather than trying to avoid it you can own it. The book isn't preachy at all, and feels like a chat with a good friend. The author takes a no-bullshit tone, and assures … Continue reading Book review: Own It
We've all heard that money can't buy happiness. But is there some sort of relationship between money and happiness? And if so, what does that look like? Clearly it takes money to meet our most basic needs like food and shelter. When those basic needs are on the line, it's not surprising that this could … Continue reading Can money facilitate happiness?