The Winter Of My Discontent

Finding The End of Unhappiness

“The intrusive thought. The needling lack of logic. The obsession. The anxiety. They do not yield, but you can get better at ignoring it.” Hayden Carroll Hello, Readers! Welcome to my blog series, The My Mental Health Series. My hope with the series is to educate, advocate, and to let people know that they are …

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I have horrible anxiety. Lil Peep 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. For 38 years, I did not know or understand myself because I didn’t have …

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“Now is the winter of our discontentMade glorious summer by this sun of York;And all the clouds that lour’d upon our houseIn the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” -Richard III by William Shakespeare Welcome to the Winter of My Discontent In honor of purchasing the domain for my site last week, I decided to …

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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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The more up-to-date the information, the more valuable it is. Katie Jacobs Stanton As we’ve already covered, the last week of September 2020, I was diagnosed with several co-occurring mental disorders (you can find my diagnosis post here). At 38 years old, I was finally getting the answers I had been seeking my whole life. Most …

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Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Kofi Annan I’ve decided to do my first ever blog series and I felt like it would be a good idea to create a mental health glossary. The next few blogs will be an informative look at each of my mental disorders and what they mean for me. While …

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To be really happy and really safe, one ought to have at least two or three hobbies, and they must all be real. Winston Churchill From ADDitude Magazine: Hyperfocus refers to an intense fixation on an interest or activity for an extended period of time. People who experience hyperfocus often become so engrossed they block out the world …

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One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Has my brain health affected my friendships? I ran across an article the other day about how ADHD (and other brain illnesses and disorders) affect a person’s ability to make and sustain friendships. The article brought …

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I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going. Maya Angelou In May, I started this blog, hot and heavy. I was in the long process of telling my story and things just…stopped. I couldn’t write anymore. Honestly, the things that I was …

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