Month: March 2015

One More Life-ism

Nuggets

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 […]

More DSM Outrage

Rants

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?”

Liebster Award: 21 Questions About ME!

Blogging 101

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 […]

Thank You, Anne Lamott

Nuggets

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

Fifty Shades of…what in the hell are you people talking about?

Rants

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 […]

Girls in STEM

Blogging 101

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.