Here's what happened in my life over the past week: Santa arrived with a lovely package from Emilia of My Inner Mishmash for the My Inner Mishmash Readership Award. That was definitely the highlight of my week. My car wouldn't start yesterday. From what Google can tell me, it's probably an issue with the ignition … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
What is it that makes you, you? Is there even a self? A fundamental concept in Buddhism is non-self. The word Anatta is used for the principle that "there is in humans no permanent, underlying substance that can be called the soul" (Wikipedia). The belief that there is a self is viewed as a source … Continue reading What Does the Self Consist of?
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: It's raining sunshine! Thanks so much to One Regular Dad for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I'm contemplating using a new theme for my blog. I'm actually quite content with my current theme (Sela), but it has been "retired" and is no longer … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
In case you hadn't noticed, I'm pretty pro-medication when it comes to mental illness. I thought it would be worthwhile, though, to give a little bit more nuanced perspective. The basis of my take on meds comes from my professional training as a pharmacist and then a nurse, years of experience, and many hours of … Continue reading My Version of Being Pro-Medication
Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks to all of you for contributing to this great community we've got going on here. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all that there is to be thankful for. There are a couple of new FREE items that are available now on the MH@H Store: the Embracing Acceptance … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
It's week 27 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for the details. This week's theme is being thankful and grateful. These five furballs are what I'm most thankful for.
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown cautions that depression and anxiety may result when we trade in authenticity for safety. This really resonated for me, as safety has become something that I grasp onto as tightly as possible wherever I can find it. Meg from Why does bad advice happen to good people? suggested when … Continue reading What Do We Give Up For Safety?
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 Noose Girl … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Noose Girl
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: A big thank you to Anxiouschristiangirl97 for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Kim of Kim's Blog also nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award - thank you!!! Makes sure to check out both of these lovely bloggers if you haven't already. I worked 5 … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
Recently I posted the above image on Twitter. I got a response from someone who felt that their diagnosis had changed who they were as a result of the stigmatized ways that other people viewed them, and the internalized stigma limited who they were able to be. That saddened me, and it got me thinking … Continue reading How Much Do You Internalize Stigma?
It's week 24 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for more details. This week's topic is managing mental health during the holidays. Question Prompt: Do you have a stable relationship with your family and/or friends during the hustle and bustle of the holiday … Continue reading Working On Us – week 24 – The Holidays
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 Natasha of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Natasha
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: A big thank you to the lovely Hilary at Sereneluna for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! One of her questions was about what luxury would mean to me, and I would have to say lying in bed with the whole bed covered in … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
In this interview for Well Talk Health, I talk mental health, blogging, and of course guinea pigs. https://welltalkhealth.com/f/wellness-talks---ashley-peterson Casper - photo by author
The world likes to get judgy when it comes to medications, particularly those that are viewed as addictive or otherwise "bad" in some way. The judgyness grows exponentially when it's a pregnant woman taking medication. Obviously it's a problem if a medication has a negative effect on a developing fetus. However, in the real world … Continue reading Medication Use in Pregnancy