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The Princess In The Tower

You know the story of the Princess in the tower? Well, that story is complete bull. Yeah, I know, I sound harsh, but here’s the problem with every one of those stories. The prince always saves the day! It frustrates me. See, for the longest time I was that Princess. I built a tower in… Read More »The Princess In The Tower

Lost Girl

WordPress is getting a new editor, and I’m getting a new outlook on life. I’m not sure the second is a good thing. See, somehow I need to dig out the person that is me from under layers of beliefs about how bad that person is. No fun, but I know the consequences if I… Read More »Lost Girl

Melodrama: Why Stereotypes and Tropes in Entertainment are Just Fine

Don’t be so melodramatic. We’ve all heard the admonition, either directed at us or by us at another person. The term is also generally considered pejorative when applied to modern performance styles. But why? What’s so wrong with melodrama? Really nothing. Victorian-style melodramas like the one I’m currently rehearsing for are big, loud . .… Read More »Melodrama: Why Stereotypes and Tropes in Entertainment are Just Fine

Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

I feel like doing again. It’s probably the meds. Mental disorders can kill motivation. Not just kill. Murder with extreme prejudice. Before Abilify, I can’t remember the last time I played guitar for me. That for me? That’s critical. Until last week, the thought of picking up a guitar brought the pain of a thousand… Read More »Lifting the Clouds: The Effects of Medication in Mental Illness

My Emotional Compass is Broken: The Reality of Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder

I lost my compass. No, not the one I got at day camp in sixth grade; although that one went missing years ago as well, I mean my emotional compass. I’m pretty sure the shattered remains are in a shoe box somewhere in the closet of my memories. I realize most people have ups and… Read More »My Emotional Compass is Broken: The Reality of Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder

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What the Diagnosis?? The ADHD Masquerade and My New Reality

I don’t know how to write this post. Really, I don’t. I’m not truth-bomb mom, or some of the other viral personalities online you’ve actually heard of. I’m just a person sharing stuff online. I hope it reaches someone who needs it. The world of psychiatric diagnosis is fraught with peril, danger, setback, and occasionally… Read More »What the Diagnosis?? The ADHD Masquerade and My New Reality