All She Wrote: Catharsis & Absolution, is a book of poetry by Paula Light. It focuses on the myriad emotions that go along with relationship heartbreak. There are poems about narcissism, gaslighting, and other highly charged circumstances. There's also a poem about a non-starter online relationship and Google stalking. Here are some of my favourite … Continue reading Book Review: All She Wrote
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving 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 newer members of our community. This post is by Brittany of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Brittany – Part I
I've seen other bloggers working on or publishing memoirs, and I had decided a little while back that it was something I'd be interested in doing too. I even started working on writing it. Except I've started wondering if I should reconsider. There's a lot of work that would be involved in writing, publishing, and … Continue reading Memoirs – To Write or Not to Write?
How do you relieve your stress? via Guest Blog Post: Self-Publishing and Guinea Pigs with Ashley L. Peterson — Happiness Between Tails by da-AL This is a guest post I did for the lovely da-AL at Happiness Between Tails.
I got thinking about this because I've seen a number of people write about anger recently, and it's not an emotion I've ever been comfortable with. Anger is a basic human emotion. We all experience it sometimes, and it has an associated facial expression that is universally recognized across cultures. Yet anger is far from … Continue reading How Childhood Affected My Relationship with Anger
I've followed the blog My Life Experiment for a while, and I recently decided to check out their free 7-day impulse negotiation email course. I thought they did a good job of it, so I wanted to spread the word. The goal of the course is to help you stop an unwanted behaviour and learn … Continue reading An email course on impulse negotiation – A quick review
This is one of those blogging topics where there is no right wrong, there's just what works for your blog. In this post I'll cover a few things to consider when making a decision. And to clarify, when I say repost, I don't mean doing an update to an existing post, but rather changing the … Continue reading Do You Repost Your Own Content?
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Thanks so much to Eilidh from Eilidh Horder for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award. (And if you haven't already, check out her emerging blogger post) My guinea pig Oreo has finally gotten over her UTI. Poor little munchkin has had a lot of … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term: malingering Most of us living with mental illness end up spending quite a bit of time trying to act as though we're not mentally ill. However, sometimes when there's sufficient incentive people will fake mental illness for secondary … Continue reading What is… Malingering
I've read and reviewed some great books written by members of our blogging community, so I wanted to share them with you again in a nutshell version. Click the book covers to be taken to my full reviews. This week we have two books of poetry by Karen Horsley and a book by Dianna (Dee) … Continue reading Blogger Book Reviews in a Nutshell: Karen and Dee
The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one. Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits (like gratitude, resilience, and compassion)" "Positive institutions (applying … Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?
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 — This Bipolar Brat
It's week 17 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series from Beckie at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please see her post for guidelines on participating. Feel free to join in and link back to her post. Prompt #1 Questions: Do you suffer from SAD? I don't have a strong seasonal component to my depression. … Continue reading Working On Us week 17 – S.A.D.
It's Ok to Not Be Ok by Kim Lamontagne is a collection of stories written by 11 contributing authors about their personal experience with mental health struggles. I heard about this book from Cat Davis, who blogs at High Risk Cat. She contributed the Story "Looked Up", which is the first story in the book. In … Continue reading Book Review: It’s Ok to Not Be Ok
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving 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 newer members of our community. This post is by Reaveree of Reaveree … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Reaveree