Blogging and writing, Managing the Depression Puzzle

Guest Blog Post: Self-Publishing: It Gets Easier — Happiness Between Tails by da-AL

What’s your experience with publishing and building a platform? via Guest Blog Post: Self-Publishing: It Gets Easier by Ashley L. Peterson — Happiness Between Tails by da-AL   Peanut the guinea pig did the typing while I dictated a guest post for Happiness Between tales!

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Blogging and writing, blogging community, Book reviews

Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

This post is a look back at both the reading and the writing I did in 2019. The majority of the reading I do is on WordPress, and it's really been wonderful to see everyone's creative output.  This is something that is a really important part of my daily routine, and something that I value… Continue reading Year in Review 2019: Reading & Writing

Blogging and writing

Memoirs – To Write or Not to Write?

I've seen other bloggers working on or publishing memoirs, and I had decided a little while back that it was something I'd be interested in doing too.  I even started working on writing it. Except I've started wondering if I should reconsider. There's a lot of work that would be involved in writing, publishing, and… Continue reading Memoirs – To Write or Not to Write?

Blogging and writing

My anti-rules for writing

There are plenty of rules out there on the internet about how you "should" write.  Well, I say shoulds are just another form of cognitive distortion, so it's time to kick some of those rules to the curb and replace them with anti-rules for writing. Write every day Apparently this is something you're supposed to… Continue reading My anti-rules for writing

book cover: Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis by Ashley L. Peterson
Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis

Mental health bloggers needed!

I'm currently working on my next book, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis.  In it I'm peeling apart the diagnostic criteria for multiple different diagnoses to give a clearer, more reader-friendly picture of what each illness actually looks like. Since the DSM criteria can never fully capture what it's like to experience a given illness, I… Continue reading Mental health bloggers needed!

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Blogging and writing

Who I am as a reader

This is a follow-up to a post last weekend about my identity as a writer. Much like I've always like to write, I've always liked to read.  I'm grateful that this was something my parents instilled in me from very early on.  Childhood favourites included Anne of Green Gables and the Little House on the… Continue reading Who I am as a reader

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Blogging and writing

Who I am as a writer

Here we are on WordPress, all of us as writers.  But what does that writing identity look like?  I thought I'd do this post to take a closer look into my own. I've always liked to write.  When I was young, as in elementary school young I liked to write stories.  One of my teachers… Continue reading Who I am as a writer