A Girl and Her Protector

My Samantha and her “Lou-Lou” have always had a unique relationship.  It is a step beyond your typical brother-sister relationship.  They are buddies, but it’s more than that.  It’s almost like a twin bond, but they are years apart and that still isn’t it. A recent example of this is the recent discovery that when […]

Life Can Smell Your Fear

I think life is about doing the things that scare you until they no longer scare you.  When was the last time you did something that scared you?  Did you do it again and again until fear was the last thing you could imagine feeling? This year has been about crossing things off my to-do […]

Stigma

We are what we make of ourselves.  And our disease is what we present it to be. If you behave badly and use your mental illness as an excuse, you are helping to propel the stigma of mental illness forward.  If I only know one person with BPD and that person makes bad decision after […]

Identity

When I started this blog, back in December of 2008, one of the first things I pondered inside me and on paper was what my online identity would be.  Not being infertile or an ex-Mormon, but instead being in the throes of BPD and the early diagnostic stages, it was fairly obvious what my niche […]

A Brilliant Mind

We all brag on our kids.  So know that I know we all consider our kids to be the next Einstein, Henry Ford, Marie Curie, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Da Vinci, or in my case, Sheldon Cooper.  I do wholeheartedly get that.  Please understand that, as I quote the following comment left on Thawed, and then […]

I Don’t Have Photographic Evidence

On the 19th of March, my mom, sister and I piled into my mom’s car and drove.  Her GPS “Maddy” took us the scenic route past farms, cows, horses and trains, without an interstate in sight.  But we were in no hurry.  We gave ourselves 5 hours to make a 2 hour drive. We got […]

TURN OFF THE NEWS…….

This is what Morgan Freeman has to say about the shooting on Friday.  He has it so very right. (Edit: turns out it isn’t Mr Freeman. All very right.) “You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here’s why. It’s because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and […]

This is a Mental Health Issue

I remember when I learned about Columbine.  I was sitting in my living room, about 15 years old, in High school myself, when Total Request Live with Carson Daily was interrupted for breaking news.  I sat there in shock, horror and awe. As I finished through high school, shootings weren’t common, but they were a […]

Thank God I Don’t Aim To Be Popular

Ok. So “OMG WHEEE” of the royal pregnancy aside, the real drama llama of the situation is the prank call. There are two parties to this: The radio DJ’s and the hospital. The DJ’s?  Never excepted to be put through.  Of course they didn’t.  Who in their right mind would have actually thought they could […]

Proud in Battle

First off, I am so very and publicly proud of some of the results this country accomplished last Tuesday. We voted: A disabled woman to the Senate An openly gay woman to the Senate Elizabeth Warren, who has a higher IQ than the rest of the Senate joined, to the Senate By popular vote, 3 […]



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