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The Importace of Forgiving Yourself and Others

Forgiveness is a decision that we eventually have to make in order to grow as humans and develop in our journey. A lot of people can grow obsessive over thoughts of revenge to those who have done them wrong, or live hating themselves for a regretful decision they made in their own lives. 1,038 more words

Mental Illness

Creating and loving scar tissue

So readers…. I was very affected by Michelle Weber’s post this week. Very moving, courageous and sad. It rather opened old wounds. That’s okay, I mean life is about learning to create and love scar tissue. 180 more words

Mental Health

Doctor, Doctor, My Brain Hates Me.

Dear Reader,

On Thursday, I went to the doctors for the first time in what feels like forever. I really should have gone last week but as there were no available appointments I had to wait until one was available. 675 more words


Panic Disorder

Well, I did manage to bring in the mail during the day yesterday and, as always happens, by the time I got back in the house my heart was pounding, I was sweating, I could barely catch my breath, and I had to sit on the stairs before I could take the mail either up or down (we live in a bi-level). 364 more words

A-Z Blog Challenge

'The Examined Life' and the Printed Word

Today marks the third and final day of The Examined Life Conference: The Writing, Humanities, and Arts of Medicine, hosted at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City, Iowa. 357 more words


April 18th

It’s been an odd week. There were quite a few ups and downs.

Ups were that my Irish oral exam and my music practical exam went really well. 221 more words


The Bipolar Spouse

The worst thing you can possibly do is date someone and withhold important information concerning yourself…like…by the way I’m bipolar.

I met my husband on a dating site, but we had known each other previously in high school. 478 more words