If you were around in the 80's, you are probably very familiar with the message to "just say no" to drugs. In 1991, Saved By The Bell got on board with an episode that told viewers "there's no hope with dope." There was also the classic egg in a frying pan PSA: I was too … Continue reading The Failure of the War on Drugs
Agency is a sociological construct that refers to the capacity to freely make decisions and then independently enact those decisions. Agency can be limited by our own individual beliefs, and it can also be limited by social structures that impose rules and constraints. Structural constraints imposed on people living with mental illness can come from … Continue reading Finding Agency in Mental Illness
May I start off by saying – Pixabay has a remarkably large selection of photos of ladybugs (and manbugs?) getting it on. Anyway, moving right along. This is mostly a rhetorical question for me, since I don't have kids and most likely never will have any. Still, it's interesting to contemplate – how would you … Continue reading What Would You Teach Your Kids About Sex?
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I got thinking about this after reading a post on SkinnyHobbit – to what extent are we responsible for bad behaviour during active episodes of mental illness? The short answer is that we're 100% responsible, in that there's really no other person to lay blame upon. Perhaps a more meaningful question would be how much … Continue reading Bad Behaviour While Mentally Ill – How Responsible Are We?
I think we judge. We all judge, even if we don't like to admit it, and that's okay. Or is it? I generally think of myself as pretty open-minded. I think people should embrace whatever viewpoints they want to embrace, as long as they're not channelling those views into harmful actions against others. If I … Continue reading Are you judgmental?
Thank you to Nova from Nova's Namaste 365 Online, who nominated me for the Leadership Blogger Award that she's newly created. The Leadership Blogger Award was created to nominate 1-2 individuals who have exemplified noticeable and noteworthy leadership. That could be in any way. I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about what … Continue reading Leadership in Blogging
I was featured as this week's Saturday Shout Out on My Colourful Life 😊
I'm this week's guest on Behind the Author over on Blog of the Wolf Boy!
Can you be alone without being lonely? Or lonely without being alone? I would say yes on both counts. Google gives this as the primary definition of lonely: "sad because one has no friends or company." A secondary definition is "without companions; solitary." For both definitions "alone" is listed as a synonym. Google's definition of … Continue reading Alone, But Rarely Lonely
Happy Canada Day! My home country is now 152 years young. My opinion (albeit biased) is that it's the best place in the world to live, and I'm extremely grateful that I get to call this beautiful country home. So happy 152nd birthday, Canada! And for anyone who's interested, I live on the west coast, … Continue reading Happy Canada Day! (and a freebie)
There are plenty of tools available that can help to make your life easier as a writer/blogger. Whether you choose to use them or not, it's nice to know what's available. I was nominated a few days ago by Jenni from the Housewife Hustle for the Blogger Recognition Award, and part of that is that … Continue reading Useful Tools for Bloggers
Happy Friday! Guess who's this month's featured blogger on The Housewife Hustle? (hint - it's me)
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