The Winter Of My Discontent

Finding The End of Unhappiness

“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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“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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“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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Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance. Roy T. Bennett Whew! I’ve been busy, my friends! As of today, The Winter Blog has a brand new web address, thewinterofmydiscontent.com!! I’m sticking with the same look for …

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I am not absentminded. It is the presence of mind that makes me unaware of everything else. G.K. Chesterton Hello, Readers! Welcome to my first ever blog series, The My Mental Health Series. My hope over the next five weeks is to educate, advocate, and to let people know that they are not alone in …

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At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation, and prejudice. Gore Vital As in my last post, I would like to preface my mental illness blog series with another informational post about ADHD myths. There are a lot of false beliefs and misinformation about ADHD (and ADHD medications) that float around …

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The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself. Thales Today, I want to talk about knowing. More accurately, I want to talk about what knowing has done for me. If you recall, in my diagnosis post, I recalled a doctor from 2 decades ago who once told me that having a diagnosis would not …

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The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation. Eudora Welty At some point in the early aughts, I asked a provider that I was seeing if we could please finally find out what was wrong with …

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