drawing of woman looking at reflection in mirror
Sense of Self

What Do You See In The Mirror?

When we look in the mirror, I suspect that very few of us see what's objectively there in the reflection.  So why is that? Mirror recognition is not as simple as it may seem.  The vast majority of animals, including my guinea pig munchkins, lack this ability.  When we as humans look at the reflection… Continue reading What Do You See In The Mirror?

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Natalie (Something in Mind)

This post is by Natalie from Something In Mind. Callum Goddard Accepting the skin you’re in - How to support those with body dysmorphic disorder Imagine introducing yourself to someone by saying ‘Hi, nice to meet you. I have terrible acne, which makes me a horrible person and not worthy of your time’. Sounds ridiculous… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Natalie (Something in Mind)

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Michelle (MichelleWriterBlog)

This post is by Michelle from MichelleWriterBlog. Photo by Kaleb Nimz on Unsplash You Truly Are Beautiful The therapist hands me a mirror. I take it and stare at my reflection. "I want you to look at yourself in the mirror while telling yourself that you’re beautiful," my therapist says. As I stare at myself, I can't find… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Michelle (MichelleWriterBlog)

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Blurry Thought

This post is by Blurry Thought. Eating Disorders Are Not A Competition Eating disorders are complicated things – trust me, I know. They lie, manipulate, steal, and above all else they convince you that their deceptions are reality. It’s easy to write that and remind other people of the fact, but it’s a completely different… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Blurry Thought

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series

Emerging Blogger Series: Alyssa (Glass Half Full)

This week, we have have Alyssa from Glass Half Full. A Drop of Knowledge I have what feels like a laundry list of diagnoses, and many of them are completely misunderstood, misrepresented, or mocked in a way that causes harm. So today is all about the mental disorders I have, what they actually are, what… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Alyssa (Glass Half Full)

Do I look fat in this Seroquel? Accepting weight gain due to psych meds
Mental Illness Treatment

Do I Look Fat in this Seroquel? Psych Meds & Weight Gain

Society is obsessed with how we look, and in particular what size we are.  Even people who are generally quite polite feel entitled to comment on our weight and body shape, without having any idea what the backstory might be.  In the case of mental illness, there is often a great deal of backstory.