An Open Letter To Perfectionists

I spent far too much of my life searching for the elusive and impossible. That which had no flaws nor defects. After all, why should I accept that what I sought did not exist? T...

The Drama Drug

Ah, drama. The intense conflict of a random situation. Kicking this habit is difficult. After all, we as people are drawn to stories. Drama makes for great stories. If I torture...

Don’t Let Your Problems Fool You: You’re Not Them

Do your problems happen to be part of you? Or do they define you? I had to ask myself these questions last July when I faced the diagnoses of bipolar disorder and borderline per...

Five Steps to Healing from Crisis

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Healing is hard. I remember my first major experience with physical healing. I was three. I fell down in the front yard, and agony shot up my right arm like lava running up my n...

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 sha...

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

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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...

Can Instinctive Norms Damage Our Physical Health?

We’ve been on the same topic all week, so why not? How do these mysterious Instinctive Norms fit into your physical health plan? Same way they fit into mental health. And succes...

When Clouded Instincts Mar Our Mental Health

Go with your gut. Trust your instincts. How many times in life have you done this and the results have been, well, disastrous? I wish I could count mine on two hands. If I used ...

How To Stop Outsourcing Your Inner Strength And Learn To Unicorn

We live in a world of outsourcing. Have a kid and a job? Outsource that to daycare. Hate taking care of your email? Outsource that to a personal assistant. Can’t remember to eat...

How is the Absence of Illness Killing Your Health?

How do you define health? Your daily existence? You might, if you consider yourself a healthy person. How about the absence of illness or injury, as the dictionary does? The abs...
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