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10 Tips for Battling Poor Mental Health

We must bring the issue of mental illness out into the sunlight, out of the shadow, out of the closet, deal with it, treat people, have centers where people can get the necessary help. John Lewis I have battled poor mental health for the majority of my life and all off my adult life. For …

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Privacy and Anonymity Online: 10 Inarguable Reasons Why and 5 Ways How (and why I chose neither!)

Privacy and anonymity in the online world seems nearly impossible in 2023. Even the great grandmas of the world know how to use Facebook wrong and politely ask Google questions. Some of those among us have literally never lived in a world where putting a photo of yourself online for the whole world to see …

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Hyper Empathy: 8 Signs and Tips for Combatting Toxic Empathy

Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. Mohsin Hamid Please Note: This post was originally published April 18, 2021. It has been updated for accuracy, relevancy, and clarity. I am an empath. That’s a controversial thing to say these days. Many people use it in a way that makes it sound like …

Loving Myself Series #1: Stronger Than She Looks

What is one thing you would change about yourself? WordPress Daily Prompt 12/05/22 And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, …

Tenacious: Is Resilience A Good Thing?

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. Jamais Cascio I see a lot of hate for resilience in the ADHD and mental illness communities. I completely understand the argument. Most people say, “I didn’t have to be traumatized to learn lessons. …

TWOMD Update 2022: Summertime and the Living’s Easy

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus Hello, Human Beans! I hope this update finds you all well and happy! Today I just want to take a break and do an update post. Lots and lots going on and I want to share with …

Happy Birthday: 40 Life Lessons in 40 Years

You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. George Burns It’s my birthday, Human Beans! I’m turning 40 and, in that time, I’ve learned a few life lessons. The fact is, I’ve been through a lot. My life has not been an easy one, as I’m sure many of us could …

Wrecked: 12 Ways To Recognize Burnout and 11 Easy Ways to Combat It

It’s important that you don’t lie to yourself. If you lie to yourself, you end up with burnout. Patrick Pichette Hello, Human Beans! I hope this finds you well. I’m sitting here on a beautiful day, scheduling out blog posts and thinking about burnout. People with ADHD are more prone to it than their neurotypical …

6 Signs Of Mental Health Concerns

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle Mental health refers to your general mental state and how you regulate your feelings, behavior and thoughts. There is no written standard to measuring what could be considered normal because normal looks different to each individual. …