Tag Archives: triggers

My Cloud

The question usually comes from good friends, at a time when I am struggling. They want to know how to help me the most. What is it like to have a psychiatric diagnosis? It’s like there is a dark cloud … Continue reading

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“Pop Quizzes”

On this blog, I have always tried to be pretty transparent about the fact that I have a psychiatric diagnosis as well as my physical one. And in the same way that my cerebral palsy affects me in a million … Continue reading

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Try Kissing Your Elbow…

There are some things in life that are simply impossible.  Kissing your elbow.  Raising only one eyebrow.  Sneezing with your eyes open.  Try any of them, I double dog dare you.  Chances are you will discover they cannot be done. … Continue reading

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