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the pink elephant

From the blog, Over the Hill?
(Day 31) Thoughts that just won't go away. Think of a pink elephant; all four legs, big ears, tail, tusks, and trunk. Now forget the pink elephant! Forget it even exists. Chances are you can't. It's just like an earworm song in that the thought won't go away. The harder you think on trying to forget it the stronger the thought begins. The challenge is to treat thoughts as just passing by ... Read more »

Abuse, Autism, and Co-Morbid Conditions

From the blog, Adventures With Mental Illness
Author’s note- I don’t mean to bash neurodiversity or to change anyone opinions about it, this is just my confused view.      I am an abuse survivor.  I have my triggers and limitations.  I also have autism and mental illness.  I accept that too.  And I wouldn't have it any other way.  Not that abuse is a good thing, but I've accepted it because everything happens for a reason ... Read more »

Showing Up

From the blog, Starry Sky: Reasons To Smile
Hello there and good evening. I am working on a  goal.  It's not exactly a resolution (I've been experimenting with it and working on it on and off since August of 2016), but it's kind of like that I do suppose.  Especially with it being early January and all.  My goal is to show up to the things I say I'm going to do, as if it were my job.  I ... Read more »

Metalocalypse: Love is Brutal CHAPTER 2

From the blog, LL's Secret Hoard
  PROLOGUE CHAPTER 1 “Pickle? You-hoos. Pickly Pickles. You snap-ped out of it okay. Nnnow. Now. Nooow.” Toki shook the drummer who was entranced in his reflection. Toki looked at Nathan with a frown.   “Well, gee, Nate, he is out of his head and I don’t know the problem with him or what we do now. You gots any ideals?”   “Shyeah, I gotsh an ideash,” said Murderface ... Read more »

Pen Pals

From the blog, Bittersweet Heartsongs
I've never had an actual "pen pal" in my lifetime, though I've written snail mail to many of my relatives and past friends. I thought it would be oodles of fun, and a welcome distraction from the every day dullness that surrounds my life if I were to get one for the first time. So, I went onto Ravelry, the go to Fiber Arts community site, to seek one out. I ... Read more »


From the blog, Life Lessons
welcome even to myself. I'm not sure how this works but lets try. Ek twyfel of enige iemand hier afrikaans is maar dit maak nie saak nie dis eintlik net hier vir myself en omdat ek lief is vir skryf en of dit nou kort goedjies is of lank. ... Read more »

I've Screwed Up Yet Again

From the blog, The Friendly Sadist
Should I really be surprised? I feel just like I did when I was seventeen. Out of control. I am VOWING to not spend all my money on drugs. I can't do that anymore. I have to get clean and shake this. I cannot slip back to where I was three years ago. It was so bad. I am not willing to be a complete fuck up again. I wish ... Read more »


From the blog, Surviving Life
Oh my, where to start? Good news, no sign of PML infection in the last MRI. Still waiting on more bloodwork results. Neurologist prescribed Ampyra to assist with gait and balance. May begin relapse prevention with Aubagio after review of next blood panel. I didn’t realize how much I distracted my over active mind with work. It was my purpose; the fuel for my ambition and determination, learning and leading. This new chapter of ... Read more »

Yet Another I-Should-Really-Be-Sleeping Moment

From the blog, Finding The Missing Pieces
So I haven't been functioning well recently. Between my family being jerks (silence your cellphones, turn off your iPhones, and silence your pagers, because the latest film installment of Brain Wars is about to begin! * Kidding aside, it sucks), my memory playing tricks on me, and me getting headaches (plus my sense of self taking a beating from my family. **), I'm not doing well. And I'm realizing something...I think ... Read more »

Abyss (16/04/13)

From the blog, The Shadow's Voice
Ugh, out of the fire and into the frying pan. Yes I used the metaphor backwards, it went from really bad to bad. >_> Still not any good though. I won't try to draw on and on with it, but it's been a sucky day overall. My laundry, thanks to that escapade last week, has piled up due to everyone else's being done, when at the start of the week ... Read more »

Blog #1: Hello!

From the blog, Hikari
Hi, this is ant0531 (ant for short), and welcome to my blog. On this blog, I will write and blog about some things that interest me, how I am doing, and just some of my own opinions. And may the randomness begin. :3 :) ... Read more »

Watching Netflix

From the blog, Fighting The Storm
Tuesday, one of my three days off. I would only have two, but they don't have mandatory overtime yet so I've been having three. Anyway, besides the point. I'm watching Nurse Jackie on Netflix, because I recently finished watching Leverage and I wanted to put some space in before watching one of my other favorite shows again. So I'm watching Nurse Jackie, not sure how I feel about it yet, ... Read more »

Shouting at the Wind

From the blog, Shouting At The Wind
Welcome to "Shouting At The Wind" - a weekly(ish) blog dedicated to addressing the day to day struggles faced by people with mental disorders. My name is Kevin Medeiros. I am not a psychologist, though I have a Bachelor's Degree in psychology. I do, however, have a family fraught with various different mantel disorders. I have learned over the years the strife of coping with Autism, Bipolar disorder, OCD, schizophrenia ... Read more »

Waking up crying

From the blog, My Bleeding Heart
I wake up crying because i dont want to live yet another day. it sickens me. not because of what i have or dont have to do. just because i have to be alive yet another day. and the more i cry every day, the less i want to live. i'll never get out of this loop. i just want to die ... Read more »

When a loved one becomes Toxic

From the blog, kymaro
I've always knew my loved one was difficult to be around, she always would say "people with Bi-Polar are just acting out, jealous because they don't receive attention and need a good spanking". It didn't matter how much I attempted to talk to her and educate her. Leaving pamphlets and education print-outs, but with little hope, it always ended up in the trash unread. Sometimes before I could even leave ... Read more »

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