The Winter Of My Discontent

Finding The End of Unhappiness

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10 Undeniable Truths From My Blogging Journey

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. Barack Obama I’ve been feeling a bit discouraged about blogging lately. My leave from work ends soon and I’ve been feeling like I haven’t made enough progress; in my recovery or with blogging. I’ve spoken with my doctors …

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8 ADHD and Mental Illness Truths Everyone Should Know

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer ADHD and mental illness affect millions of children and adults all over the world. When I started writing the My Mental Health Series (click the link for my latest post, My …

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Why I’m Speaking Out (and how you can too!)

“This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.” Euripides Speaking out is hard to do. I spend a lot of time in blogging groups and reading other bloggers all over the web. I’ve noticed one piece of advice pop up over and over that I think is great advice, especially when it comes to mental …

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My Mental Health: Support Systems

People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.” Unknown Hello all! Welcome back to the My Mental Health series on The Winter Of My Discontent! My last post was a sequel post to My Mental Health: ADHD. In …

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My Mental Health: ADHD Extended

“To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” E.E. Cummings When I wrote My Mental Health: ADHD, I intended to give a well-rounded view of how ADHD affects the people …

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Grief and Numbness

“Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature’s way of letting in only as much as we can handle.” Elisabeth Kubler-Ross A funeral Last Tuesday, I left for Indiana to attend my Mamaw’s funeral. In the days following her death, I was feeling waves of …

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The Waves of Grief

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.” — Alphonse de Lamartine I’ve decided to cancel all scheduled posts for this week. I’ll be traveling out of state to say goodbye to my mamaw and the grieving process seems to be impeding my ability to concentrate on anything for very long. I …

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Sweet Jeraldine.

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.”   — Erma Bombeck My grandma died today. I had big plans to do a sequel post to my original ADHD post. But then my sweet Mamaw left. She loved that I was a writer. In her younger days, she was a writer. I reminded …

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My Mental Health: Burnout and ADHD

“Burnout is nature’s way of telling you, you’ve been going through the motions your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker.” Sam Keen Hello, lovelies! Have you ever been under a lot of stress at work and you suddenly realize that you’re exhausted, you can’t stand even the …

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Honesty in the times of Coronavirus

Sometimes you gotta just chill. You gotta chill your thinking process. Ghostface Killah Hello, lovelies! I hope this post finds you well! The week has been eventful and slow, all at the same time. It’s funny how time passes. Because of COVID-19, we’ve been pretty much locked in the house for a full 12 months! …

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