I started reading a book the other day, on the recommendation of a dear friend. It’s not an easy read, for me. I have to stop sometimes and read something else, while I deal with the brain dumping chemicals… But I suppose I just started in the middle and ought to come back around… Read More Coping Skills
The Ginja Ninja approached me recently to ask a question. She has a friend, she explained to me, who may need someplace to stay for a while. Her friend struggles with mental illness, her friend’s parents don’t believe in mental illness, and as her friend turns 18, she may find herself on the street as… Read More The Disordered Brain
I’ve been having conversations with my daughter about resilience and the human mind. Yesterday I touched on the concept of creating monsters in our mind – be they mewling weaklings like Monday, that we can crush beneath our heel, or towering constructions that loom over us threatening the loss of everything. Both share one similarity:… Read More Banishing Monsters
I am back in my own house, with my dear First Reader, the happy dog, and… WHERE did all this pile of stuff on my desk come from?! Oh my… reality is a pile of packages, supplies, books to catalog, whiteboard with a list longer than my arm, and emails that piled up in my… Read More Round Em-Up!
Today I review a story called Snow Angel, by Stryder Dancewolffe, at her behest, to compare and contrast the stories with two very similar titles, themes, and yet very different in content and style. Stryder’s novella is set in a world decimated by plague, where the mentally ill are discarded like broken dolls. One such… Read More Review Friday