Tentative cover: A Brief History of Stigma by Ashley L. Peterson
MH@H Books

A Brief History of Stigma: A Writing Update

I thought I'd give you another update about how things are coming along with A Brief History of Stigma. This is one of two cover concepts I'm flip-flopping back and forth between. Both involve the cage idea, but the other one is about leaving the cage rather than being in it. The skeleton of the… Continue reading A Brief History of Stigma: A Writing Update

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Blogging and Writing

Have You Thought About Writing Outside Your Blog?

The blogosphere is a wonderful place to share our thoughts with other bloggers. But there are lots of other ways to share your writing with the world. Have you thought of branching out into other areas and taking your writing outside of your blog? My own writing When I first started blogging in 2017, I… Continue reading Have You Thought About Writing Outside Your Blog?

2020 Year in review: Books
MH@H Books

2020 Year in Review: Books

In February, 2020, I published my third book, Managing the Depression Puzzle. It followed pretty rapid fire after Psych Meds Made Simple in Feb/19 and then Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis in Sept/19. The timing wasn't great for my latest book, coming out shortly before the COVID train plowed over everything. It didn't manage to… Continue reading 2020 Year in Review: Books

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Blogging and Writing, Book Reviews

Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing)

Here Until I'm Gone Here Until I’m Gone: 40 Poems About Trauma, Illness, And The Inevitability Of Death is a booklet of poetry by Mio Angelo of Mentally Ill in America. The poems capture the challenges of living with chronic mental illness, including dealing with the ignorance of others. He writes about finding healing from… Continue reading Review: Here Until I’m Gone (& Thoughts on Therapeutic Writing)

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Miscellaneous

The Interesting Ways We Use Words

As bloggers, we play with words. Some of them are more fun quirky than others. Here are a few of the interesting ways we use words. That crazy pond that separates us Despite speaking the same language, there are a lot of differences between British-speak and American-speaking, with Canadian-speak thrown in there somewhere in between.… Continue reading The Interesting Ways We Use Words

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Blogging and Writing

Do Your Blog Posts Say What You Think They Do?

Do you ever read the comments on your posts and think that the commenter has taken a different message from the post than what you intended to convey? This is something that's fascinated me for some time now.  I'm not talking about the odd person misinterpreting here and there, which is bound to happen.  I'm… Continue reading Do Your Blog Posts Say What You Think They Do?