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Stigma in the Library

I've been seeing a lot about being anti-stigma lately.  We all have been victims of stigma concerning our diagnoses, our more obvious symptoms, the occasional need for accommodation.


Yesterday I picked up a library book that was being held for me.  There are always about 300 books in the holding section. ... Read moreChevron

personality vs character

Someone told me this week not to worry about my personality, that what I should be concerned about is building character in my life.  If my character exudes good stuff all over everyone (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, self-control, discretion, discernment, compassion, etc.) then I will have a winning personality,... Read moreChevron

Monday again

It is only Monday and already I feel like I'm at the end of a long week.  Probably because the difficulty factor increases exponentially when I am not motivated, feel tired, and have overspent with my credit card.  Not that I will have to file for bankruptcy, it would just be nice to buy gasoline and groceries sometime in the next 10... Read moreChevron

Adjusting to being a non-zombie.

In my late 30's, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder first, then schizophrenia.  These psychiatrists can never make up their minds or agree on anything!  What diagnosis would THAT point to?  hahahaha


Anyway, the big problem then was the internal debate about whether I wanted to adjust to life with the... Read moreChevron

Stigma: Don't Ask, Don't Tell

I have invasive thoughts like everyone else on this planet, but I tend to pay more attention to them and give more credence to them.  One category of such thoughts often gnaws at my mind.  But I had never mentioned them to ANYONE because of their illegal and taboo nature.  Until it became necessary (or so I thought in the moment)... Read moreChevron

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