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I Am A Washed Out Indigo

My Father is a Man of the Woods, and my Mother a Woman of the Wind. Their record collection, now combined and collecting dust on a shelf in the basement, is organized alphabetically and chronologically according to each artist’s history of creating sound. It begins somewhere around ABBA and plods along to Point Z, where [...]

By |2019-03-04T07:29:18-07:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week

Come As You Are For #NEDAwareness Week   NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association) is hosting Come As You Are for the week of  February 25 - March 3, #NEDAwareness Week. The organization works tirelessly to help individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA aims to be a “catalyst for prevention, cures, and access to quality [...]

By |2019-03-01T14:27:04-07:00March 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Janet Coburn – The Difference a Diagnosis Makes

  It has taken me over four decades to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. Here’s how the journey went.   I knew when I was a child that there was something wrong with me. That was all too clear. I was told I was “too sensitive,” which meant to me that there was something [...]

By |2019-01-19T19:09:09-07:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Anonymous – Overcoming Oppositional Defiance Disorder

  The past year has been quite a struggle and while we have made improvements, it is far from over yet. Raising a child with ODD brings stress and exhaustion as well as great disappointment in the mental health services that are being offered. The understanding and improvements that we have made so far were [...]

By |2019-01-15T11:40:15-07:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sparklle Rainne – The (Real) Reason That I Don’t Drive

If I hold my arms out, I can tell you which way is east and which is west. I can point up and down to tell you that the sky is “north,” and the ground is “south.” Behind the wheel, that changes. “Head east” does not make sense to me. I have to think extremely [...]

By |2018-12-22T08:56:53-07:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

Patricia Novella – The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Bartender with Borderline Personality Disorder. The lights are dim and the music is blaring. There are drink orders being shouted at me while I’m in the middle of mixing, shaking, and pouring cocktails. The bartender working alongside me is on her phone. I roll my eyes. “Ding! Ding! [...]

By |2018-12-18T14:01:11-07:00December 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments