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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, …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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Dear Amber: A Heartbreaking Letter To My Younger Self

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. George Washington Carver Hello, Human Beans! That’s what I’m calling you all now, in …

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Reminder: 4 Easy Ways to Check In With Yourself

Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Ice Cube Let’s check in. It’s important to be aware of where we are in our mental health at all times. Sometimes you experience mild symptoms and sometimes you might be dealing with much more. You can always do a self check in to gage where you are right …

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Creativity: 15 Powerful Ways to Harness the Beast

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things. Ray Bradbury Hello, Human Beans! I’m going to be honest, creativity is low these days. You see, I have a lot of tough stuff going on in life and …