After taking a break over the holidays, the emerging blogger series is back. It's 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 … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Violet
The book: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley PetersonGenre: Non-fictionRating: 5 stars out of 5 After reading Psych Meds Made Simple, I read author Ashley Peterson’s other (and more recent) book Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. From Goodreads: “Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis aims to cut through the misinformation, stigma, and assumptions that surround […] … Continue reading Book Review: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis — Books and Bakes
First off, what the heck are long-tail keywords? They're a search engine optimization (SEO) strategy that can help make it easier for people searching on Google (or other search engines) to find your posts. Even if you don't know and don't particularly care what SEO is, thinking about your blog post titles in terms of … Continue reading Do Long-Tail Keywords Matter for Your Blog?
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Thanks so much to Michelle of Michelle Writer Blog for nominating me for the Mystery Blogger Award and to Kristian of Life Lessons from Around the Dinner Table for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. You ladies are both fabulous! My guinea pig Cookie … 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 emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence involves the ability to recognize emotions in both the self and others, and then make decisions that take into account those emotions. The first noted use of the term dates back to 1964. … Continue reading What is… Emotional Intelligence
The book: Psych Meds Made Simple by Ashley PetersonGenre: Science non-fictionRating: 5 stars out of 5 Last month, I read Psych Meds Made Simple, a short non-fiction book that explains the science behind common psychiatric medications. I found this book through the Mental Health @ Home Blog. MH@H is one of my favorite blogs – […] … Continue reading Book Review: Psych Meds Made Simple — Books and Bakes
Here's my lovely little man Peanut alongside my 2020 bullet journal. It's hardcover, and quite a bit bigger than my 2019 journal. It's got lots of sparkle on the front, which is cool, particularly since I'm entirely unartistic and there's nothing fancy about what I put inside (aside from stickers). I've kept a lot of … Continue reading 2020: New Year, New Bullet Journal
Everything Isn't Terrible: Conquer Your Insecurities, Interrupt Your Anxiety, and Finally Calm Down is written by marriage and family therapist Dr. Kathleen Smith and draws on Bowen theory. This is a theory of human behaviour that sees anxiety as being rooted in social relationships, and thus work on social relationships must be done to improve anxiety. … Continue reading Book Review: Everything Isn’t Terrible
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2020 brings wonderful things for all of you. I've never done new year's resolutions. January 1 feels like a very arbitrary time to start doing something new or different, and if there was something important to do I would have done it already. Still, it makes for a … Continue reading Happy New Year 2020!
Blogging and other writing take up a huge amount of my life, but I covered those in the last couple of days, so this is the assorted leftovers. I started off the year with two casual nursing jobs. In the spring I started finding that the patient visits I was doing for one of the … Continue reading Year in Review 2019 – Life & Health
This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output. This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value … Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing
Another year of blogging is drawing to a close, so it's a great time to reflect on both the accomplishments and the weird & wonderful info that WordPress offers up for us in our stats.Total number of posts published: 547Total number of words: 303,000 (average 554/post)Number of countries viewed from (although WP seems to have … Continue reading Year in Review 2019 – Blogging
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: I was honoured to receive a Kuchee Award for a brilliant mind! And even better: "“Kuched Is Donating $25 Per Winner To The Daily Bread Food Bank To Start My Klove 2020 Fundraising Campaign.” Thank you Michael, both for the award and for the awesome donation! Thanks so much to … 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 sleep. It's something we all need to do, but what exactly is it?Sleep involves altered consciousness and decreased reactivity to sensory stimulation from the environment. The brain's energy consumption drops significantly, which allows for the repletion of adenosine … Continue reading What is… Sleep
Ashleyleia gives us an insight into the horrors of the 20th century psychiatry. via The Dark Side of Psychiatry in the 20th Century — Renard's World The field of psychiatry has been through some very dark days. This guest post I did for Renard's World looks at some of the scary stuff that happened only … Continue reading The Dark Side of Psychiatry in the 20th Century — Renard’s World