I think a lot of people assume trauma isn’t relevant to them. But trauma is kind of like Buddhism…you know how in Buddhism, everyone is a Buddha whether they realize it or not? Similarly, no one gets through life without some physical or interpersonal injury that is so painful or overwhelming, it exceeds our ability to effectively cope with it. It’s not a “bad thing” that needs to be avoided or denied…it just is. It’s […]
You can’t judge a book by its cover…but you can get a really good idea what it’s going to be about. My Friend Lisa
Trying to understand some people is like trying to smell the color 9…
I had a really hard time coming up with a title for this post. I was torn between, “I Hate the APA”, “The DSM Sucks”, and “Why Won’t These Experts Pull Their Heads Out of Their Asses and Actually Help People?”
Proud to have been nominated twice for a Liebster Award – thank you nerdywordybirdy and kritsayvonne! I’ve never been much of a rule breaker, but I’m going to have to bend them for this. I enjoyed spending the time answering the questions, but I’m not even going to be able to even attempt the second half and nominate 20 other blogs. Let’s just say I’m a woman who is well aware of the restrictions on her time […]
You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better. Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
I usually don’t get too caught up in Internet hubbub related to popular culture happenings, but this Fifty Shades stuff is going to make my head explode. Just in case you’ve been off the grid for the past 4 years, the Fifty Shades of Grey series is an erotic romance trilogy originally self published in 2011 as an ebook, with Vintage Books acquiring publishing rights in 2012. It is, of course, most notable in popular […]
I sent this text to a friend this afternoon: today is going to be a very good day!
As a girl in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), the topic of this article is near and dear to my heart. It’s an opinion piece written for Wired by Reshma Saujani, Founder & CEO of Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization whose programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.
Still working on title and tagline. My current title is “The Fill in the Blank Analyst”, which I don’t hate, but I also don’t love. The idea is that I’m a systems analyst for a living, and I analyze and over-analyze everything…so this blog is a place to externalize all that…analysis! I’m completely stuck on a tagline.