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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Jodie – A Prisoner By No Crime of My Own

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 Jodie of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Jodie – A Prisoner By No Crime of My Own

Book cover: This Voyage of a Lifetime by Melody Finch
Book reviews

Book Review: This Voyage of a Lifetime

This Voyage of a Lifetime is the third book in the Learners at Love trilogy by Melody Finch of Caramel, Learner at Love. The books revolve centrally around Annabelle Grainger, her husband Robin, and her close friend Chris. The story is told from a third person objective point of view, but the three main characters… Continue reading Book Review: This Voyage of a Lifetime

Book cover: Where Is This Place They Call Home? by Melody Finch
Book reviews

Book Review: Where Is This Place They Call Home?

Where Is This Place They Call "Home"? is the second book in the Learners At Love Series by Melody Finch, who you may know from her blog Caramel (Learner at Love). The series follows protagonist Annabelle Riley as she grows emotionally and in her relationship. In this book, Annabelle crosses the Atlantic to pursue her relationship… Continue reading Book Review: Where Is This Place They Call Home?

Book cover: We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves by Melody Finch
Book reviews

Book Review: We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves

We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves is written by Melody Finch, who blogs as Caramel (Learner at Love).  This is the first book of her Learner at Love series, which was initially published in serial form on her blog. The novel features protagonist Annabelle Riley as well as several significant men in her life. … Continue reading Book Review: We Hide What We Hate About Ourselves

Blogging community, Seasonal & holidays

A Valentine’s Day Love Letter

Valentine's Day is ridiculously commercialized, and it comes with a mix of obligations for the attached and hints of inadequacy for the unattached.  However, setting all of that aside, it's also an opportunity to convey affection and appreciation for the people that matter.  So, in that spirit, here's a quick Valentine's Day message to my… Continue reading A Valentine’s Day Love Letter

Identity and relationships, Mental health

Does Mental Illness Make You Hard to Love?

I recently commented on another blogger's post and mentioned that depression makes me hard to love.  From their response, it seemed like they misinterpreted where I was going with that, so I thought it was worth doing a post about. I've written before about how I used to conceptualize separate well and ill selves.  My… Continue reading Does Mental Illness Make You Hard to Love?

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Blogging community, Mental health

Working On Us Week 21: Addiction

It's week 21 of the Working On Us mental health series hosted by Beckie of Beckie's Mental Mess.  Please see her post for details on how to participate.  This week's topic is addiction. Addiction has never been an issue for me personally, but it was for my last boyfriend, so I thought I would talk about… Continue reading Working On Us Week 21: Addiction

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Mike & Kayleigh-Marie

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 Mike and… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mike & Kayleigh-Marie

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What is... psychology series

What is… Love

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week’s term: Love “How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways…” began a famous sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  So how many different ways of loving are there? From a psychological perspective, love is a social and cultural phenomenon … Continue reading What is… Love