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Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life (Pt 2)

*This post is entirely my own opinion and is intended to be a guide to help bring awareness to people's actions that can be damaging their lives - that is all.* What does taking responsibility for your life look like? Your common emotions are passion, intrigue, determination, and contentment As a follow on from the… Continue reading Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life (Pt 2)

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life? (Pt 1)

*This post is entirely my own opinion and is intended to be a guide to help bring awareness to people's actions that can be damaging their lives - that is all.* What does NOT taking responsibility for your life look like?Your common emotions are: anger, jealousy, sadness, resentment, and hatred  Anyone who doesn't take responsibility for… Continue reading Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life? (Pt 1)

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What A Person with Mental Illness Needs

What they need: A shoulder to cry on A person to lean on A person(s) to listen to them Words of encouragement Support when seeking professional help Advice and kind guidance Understanding and empathy Support when taking medication Patience and compassion Information, tips and tricks for helping themselves cope A friend they know is there… Continue reading What A Person with Mental Illness Needs

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What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

By children, I mean middle grade (8-14) really. I've been thinking about this a lot, as someone who plans to be a middle grade author in the not too distant future. What do children want and need from a book in this day and age? Because, I bet it's not the same as 5 years… Continue reading What Do Children Want and Need from a Book?

Life & Stuff, You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Opening Up About My Insecurities

We all have insecurities, these negative self-beliefs that hinder our outlook on the world and how we live. These can be all sorts of things, but I bet there's quite a few that are common among all of us. Here, I've opened up about my own insecurities with the aim at bringing them into the… Continue reading Opening Up About My Insecurities

You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Guest Post from Sonam Patel “Mental Health is Dismissed Within My Culture”

*This is a guest post from a fellow mental health advocate.* Mental health was not a term known to me until around two years ago. I didn’t know anything about the importance of your own wellbeing, nor did I understand the devastating impact it would have on people I know. If I know anything about… Continue reading Guest Post from Sonam Patel “Mental Health is Dismissed Within My Culture”

You're As Mad As I Am (Mental Health)

Affects of Anxiety & Depressions on Me

Anxiety and depression have stopped me from... Sleeping: some people sleep too much with A & D, I slept too little; dangerously little, in fact Eating: loss of appetite, not wanting to eat around others, feeling dissatisfied with food and hating the act of eating like it was a chore I had to force myself… Continue reading Affects of Anxiety & Depressions on Me