Category Archives: mental health

Education, discussion and treatment options regarding Mental Illness.


In this digital, socially-networked age, giving has become remarkably easy and convenient. Just click, and we’ve made a contribution we can feel good about. There are plenty of other easy (and fun) ways to feel good about giving, too – from participating in raffles and golf tournaments to running a The post Selfless Giving: How…

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Pathological Lying

Back in February, I wrote a blog post on Lying. In said post, I suggested that I would write another blog about lying. Well, here it is. This time I want to give a basic over view of some of the types of pathological lying. I will probably write another post in the future that focuses on Compulsive Lying, but I wanted to start with an overview of pathological lying. I think this is important because it will give you an idea what Compulsive Lying is not. Read the rest of this entry

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

by Sebastian Junger

I enjoyed the book immensely. The writing style flowed smoothly. It was a quick read. But it is one that is worth reading more then once. I really didn’t want to put Read the rest of this entry

No Reason

I find it frustrating when people expect there to be a rational reason behind my compulsions. If it was rational it wouldn’t be OCD. I do it because my brain says so. And I pick my battles. If it isn’t something that gets in the way, I let it be. It doesn’t matter that I tap light switches or turn spoons down or change my socks several times a day or check the clock a hundred times a day (yes, literally). These things don’t impair Read the rest of this entry


Ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like.


The elusive creature that every mental health provider tells their patient that they should strive to achieve. But what is it? Feels a little bit like a unicorn. Something of a myth that people imagine and hope could Read the rest of this entry

Worry, Just Because…

The dryer doesn’t work. Ok, I suppose it does. It just screams like a dying banshee when you use it. So, Monkey has been hanging our clothing to dry. I hate it. The fabric is all stiff and scratchy and there is lint all in everything. Then I remind myself that this is really minor shit in life. After all, there are people in the world who don’t have more then one outfit and don’t get clean clothing. Then I scratch at myself and imagine the lint that I know is clinging to me; it’s evil, fuzzy hands Read the rest of this entry

The ‘Unofficial’ ADHD Test for Adults – YouTube

I found this video wholly entertaining. In addition to that, I feel that it really is a fun over view of the common symptoms of adult ADHD. So, if you want to know more about it, this is a good video to watch.

The Wall

One of the things about ADHD that many people don’t know about is “the wall.” Well, that’s what I call it anyway. I go on screech for endless days and seem full of an eternal amount of energy. Until I’m not. And it comes sudden. I just hit this wall and then all I want to do is curl up in a hole and hide from the world. This cloud of apathy swallows me up and I find it a struggle to get just the every day things done. A deep, aching fatigue washes over me. For some reason, the world doesn’t Read the rest of this entry

What Psychologists Tell Us About Lying

What Psychologists Tell Us About Lying | Compulsive Lying Disorder

Just browsing around, I came across this article and started to consider what it had presented. It really didn’t have anything to say that I didn’t know. It just presents three of the theories behind compulsive lying and really lying in general. But it got me to thinking about the topic, which I have always found to be interesting. Figured I’d share some of my thoughts on the topic. Read the rest of this entry


In the beginning there is trauma. Something terrible that happened. Something that marked the person deeply in a way that holds on. In many ways, that fight or flight response doesn’t turn off. It just keeps humming in the back ground; certain that something terrible could happen again at any moment. It is an experience that lingers and interferes with their everyday lives. It bites and gnaws; just not letting go. Read the rest of this entry

Mistakes & Adventures

What I've always wanted


Multimedia resources for teaching bioethics


Art shenanigans of Xenia Bougaevsky

Crochet Thread

A Modern Interpretation of Vintage Crochet by Ann Reillet Featuring Many Original Designs


Crafting with hook, needle and yarn

Son's Popkes

Crochet animal patterns designed by Sonja van der Wijk