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Blogging and Writing

How Well Do You Know Other Bloggers?

Blogging is an interesting experience, in many ways. Many people are very open about themselves online, but even when that's the case, how well can you know other bloggers based on their blog? Blogging and other forms of online interaction are very conducive to compartmentalizing one's life. You can select certain compartments to blog about… Continue reading How Well Do You Know Other Bloggers?

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Our Social World

The COVID World Is Built for Introverts

I recently saw a post by The Opinionated Woman titled The World Is Built for Extroverts. My comment was that the COVID world is build for introverts, and I thought I'd elaborate on that a bit. To start off, let's consider what introverts and extroverts are. Introversion and extroversion lie on a spectrum, with most… Continue reading The COVID World Is Built for Introverts

Mental Health @ Home book review: Spite
MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side

Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side by Simon McCarthy-Jones tells us why spite can actually be a good thing, even though it probably doesn't seem like it could be. An act is considered spiteful if it involves harming another person, but in doing so, also harming (or potentially harming) oneself. Spite causes us to… Continue reading Book Review: Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Community Features

Mental Health and COVID Restriction Easing (Guest Post)

This post on mental health effects of COVID reopening comes from Escaping the Cage. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay  Mental Health and COVID Restriction Easing I’m worried about my mental health as COVID restrictions are eased. I know that for many people COVID has brought many challenges to their mental as well as physical health. For me, however,… Continue reading Mental Health and COVID Restriction Easing (Guest Post)

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Science Corner

Can You Manifest a Purple People Eater?

Manifestation is all over the internet, part of the whole law of attraction vibrational package. Because I have a bit (or a lot) of a fixation on purple people eaters, they'll help us see what we might or might not be able to manifest. The purple monster critter in the image above is someone I've… Continue reading Can You Manifest a Purple People Eater?

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Transactional Analysis

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is transactional analysis. I got the idea for this from a post by Maja of Lampelina. Transactional analysis (TA) is a theory developed by psychoanalytic psychiatrist Dr. Eric Berne. This may not be the least bit relevant, but… Continue reading What Is… Transactional Analysis

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology Series

What Is… Self-Verification Theory

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is self-verification theory. Self-verification theory comes from social psychology, and it says that we want other people to see us the way we see ourselves. That might seem self-obvious, but what's interesting is that this applies even when… Continue reading What Is… Self-Verification Theory

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Community Features

How College Bested Me and My Anxiety (Guest Post)

In this emerging blogger post, Matthew of Matt's Mishaps, writes about his experiences with social anxiety during college. Image by silviarita from Pixabay Prior to attending postsecondary school, I was completely clueless as to what being a college student was, or what going to a university for four years entailed for my future. Living away… Continue reading How College Bested Me and My Anxiety (Guest Post)

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Mental Health & Illness

When “Okay” Means Not Okay

I suspect that many of us living with mental illness, or any other chronic illness, for that matter, have a standard set of responses that we sometimes draw on when answering questions about how we are and what we do. "Not okay" just isn't something most people want to hear. For me, these standard responses… Continue reading When “Okay” Means Not Okay

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MH@H Depression

My Depression’s Cooling Relationship with Social Media

I've never been a big social media person. Before I started blogging, I briefly had a Facebook account, but that didn't last long. Once I started blogging in 2017, I started using social media more, but that's contracted, in part because of depression, and in part because of COVID. When I started this blog, I… Continue reading My Depression’s Cooling Relationship with Social Media