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?
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
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
Rory from a Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has tagged me in his 3.2.1. Quote me game. Here are the details: Once a week, l will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers … Continue reading 3.2.1. Quote me
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
Valentine's Day sometimes seems like it has two primary purposes: gross commercialism, and making single people feel like crap. Flower and chocolate-sellers win, single people lose. Well, I'm a single person and I'm here to say f*** that sh*t. I would much rather snuggle into the warm, cozy, loving blogging community. So happy Valentine's … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day to us all
This is what I learned about love and acceptance from a man with schizophrenia.