Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Happy Talkative Tuesday, blogisphere friends! In the world of mental health and mental illness there seem to be so many negative stigmas, misconceptions, and sometimes just lack of awareness. It has changed drastically over the years, but there’s still so much more work to go. Today I wanted to discuss a few of the misconceptions.

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I’m a realist, but…

I’m a realist, but…

Today’s post I am drawing some inspiration from one of Ashley, aka Mental Health @ Home‘s post, which you can find here. In this post, she discusses the line between pessimism and realism. She defines optimism, pessimism, and realism; which made me think about where I fall in this lineup.

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My Favorite Conspiracy Theories from “The Office”

My Favorite Conspiracy Theories from “The Office”

Happy Talkative Tuesday, blogisphere! I know, I know. I’m Office obsessed, but I can’t help it! Over the years I started seeing these “Buzzfeed” type articles on various conspiracy theories surrounding The Office, and while some I found to be completely reaching (I don’t think Jim wrote The Office), some I found to be funny and possibly accurate. So let’s have a chat about my favorite conspiracy theories surrounding The Office!

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Grief: an Update/Ball in a Box Analogy

Grief: an Update/Ball in a Box Analogy

Hello everyone, and welcome to Therapeutic Thursday! I know I’ve shared my story of grief a few different times and in different ways between my blog and The Bipolar Writer Blog, but today I wanted to give an update on grief, how I’ve been dealing with and managing my grief, as well as talk about the Twitter sensation “the ball in the box.”

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The Office: Everything Wrong with Jim Halpert (a rant)

The Office: Everything Wrong with Jim Halpert (a rant)

Hello and happy Talkative Tuesday on my blog! I’ve done this once before with Rory fromĀ Gilmore Girls, discussing one of my usual binge-worthy shows and a character that I find some pretty big flaws in. The Office is probably my number one, go-to, binge-watch-worthy, what to put on when nothing is on type of show. I enjoy it as white noise as well as being able to pick up at any episode and know exactly what is going on. And yet… the beloved Jim Halpert, I have a few issues with.

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Anxiety & Eating Disorders/My Food Struggles

Anxiety & Eating Disorders/My Food Struggles

Hello all and welcome to another Therapeutic Thursday! The topic of food has always been a touchy subject for me. When offered to go out to eat with friends or order food while we’re out for drinks, or even if offered to go over to someone’s house for dinner, I freeze. When I am at public events where there is food available, I usually stay on the opposite side of the room. I’d love to say I don’t have anything against food, but I guess that isn’t true. But the majority of it is anxiety-based.

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Why I keep my taste in music “private”

Why I keep my taste in music “private”

Happy Talkative Tuesday!! A few months back, I decided to try taking online dating a little more “seriously” (actually opening it occasionally instead of it just sitting on my phone), and got into a conversation about my taste in music. Very basic “getting to know you” type of conversation, yet I felt like my personal life was being invaded. I found myself turning evasive and unwilling to give an actual answer. I gave a generic “I listen to all sorts of music” type of answer, which isn’t untrue, but he did seem confused and almost flustered that I wouldn’t list a favorite band or anything of the sort. It really got me thinking as to why I could not provide a good answer for this gentleman.

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