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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 […]

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  • Busted: Mental Health Stigma

    “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” Lemony Snicket Let’s talk about mental health stigma. Tomorrow is the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month. I’ve been lucky because, due to a recent med change and HUGE stressor taken off my plate, I’ve been doing pretty good this month. This is […]

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  • Motherhood: A Mother’s Day Post

    “Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” Unknown I don’t usually write about motherhood. There is a very specific reason for that. Motherhood scares me shitless. I have no idea what I’m doing and I have no business writing parenting advice to people on the internet. I don’t know if other […]

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  • Depression: 1 Cup Of Coffee And A Little Bit Of Conversation

    You see Lainy, this is all we need. A couple smokes, a cup of coffee, and a little bit of conversation. You and me and five bucks. Troy Dyer, Reality Bites I’ve got to be honest, my friends. I’m a mess. I debated whether to post this update of sorts, but I want you to […]

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  • Screaming Into The Void: 4 Ways To Ask For Help With Your Mental Health

    Because wherever I sat—on the deck of a ship or at a street café in Paris or Bangkok—I would be sitting under the same glass bell jar, stewing in my own sour air. Sylvia Plath Lately, I’ve been having a hard time with my mental health. I am dealing with a situational depression, so my […]

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  • Writing With ADHD: 12 Simple Tips

    “Distracted from distraction by distraction.” -T. S. Eliot. Writing with ADHD can be trying. As you can probably tell from my infrequent posts as of late, I’m in a writing rut. I’m actually just in a rut, in general. To be honest, I’m dealing with a bucket load of depression that is keeping me in […]

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  • Connections: A Look Inside The World Of Internet Friendships

    “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg, even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer I have a weird relationship with internet friendships. I’m not sure what generation I come from, it depends on who you ask, but it was a generation that grew up both with […]

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  • Mental Health Blogging: Reflecting On My Reason

    “Writing about writer’s block is better than not writing at all.” Charles Bukowski It’s happened again, my lovelies. I have found myself in the midst of a massive creative slump. The well has been dry. I can’t execute ideas and trying to force myself to write or art journal have resulted in half-hearted, half-finished drivel. […]

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  • Disordered: ADHD and Binge Eating

    In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void. Ursula K. Le Guin I have a confession to make, my friends. I have a problem with binge eating. I don’t really know when it started. Sometime in […]

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  • Distorted: What Is Body Dysmorphia?

    Simply being born female in our society is to grow up being told your worth as a person is tied to how slim and attractive you are. Even for those of us lucky enough to have evolved parents, the message is still driven home by the world at large. Padma Lakshmi Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or […]

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