I did my first big international trip (aside from a high school exchange trip to Japan) when I was 22, and that was when the travel bug firmly took root. From then on, each year I would take all my vacation time together in one block and do an international trip, other than the years… Continue reading This Was Me: My Travelling 20s
Peopled seemed to like the This Was Me post that covered my younger years, and this post will look back at my high school years. I wasn't a huge fan of that time in my life. Nothing bad happened; I just felt like I had very different interests from the vast majority of my peers, and… Continue reading This Was Me: The High School Years
I would guess that most of us, at some point or another, feel insecure about our blogs, especially in comparison to other bloggers. Going down that comparison road is the freeway to Crazytown, so there's got to be a better way – a sort of healthy blogging report card. Reflecting on how your blog is… Continue reading A Blogging Report Card
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 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 Saro of My… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Saro (My Life with Dementia and Bipolar Disorder)
I've seen a few of these on various blogs, but it was one posted recently by Sarah at Sall Good in the End that actually prompted me to give the matter some more thought. What struck me was that my first thought was to tell my younger self to run. Run away and join the… Continue reading Letter to my younger self
The blunt reality is that 2017 has not been a good year for me. I have really struggled with my mental health, and treatment-resistant depression makes it hard to find hope. But as 2017 draws to a close, I can acknowledge that looking back on the bad stuff is less productive than trying to focus… Continue reading Reflections on 2017