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Zoning Out, Dissociation, & Mental Illness: What is the Connection?

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There’s this symptom of several different mental illnesses that I’ve never really given much thought to. When you have this symptom, it can even be a mental disorder on its own, but most commonly, from what I have seen, it goes along with another diagnosis. The thing about it is that, at its most mild of inflictions, everyone has this symptom of mental illness. Pretty much anyone can...

How Do You Want to Be Known?

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I recently had a WHOLE can of worms opened up that isn’t able to be shut again. It got me thinking — okay, probably overthinking — about my life & my online presence & the mark I am leaving on the world. I have been asking myself over & over again, How do you want to be known? I am pretty solid on how I want to be known. I want to be known as both confident AND...

40 Before 40 (in a Pandemic)

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Hitting a milestone birthday is a weird mix between exciting & exhilarating. To determine which one the scale tips a bit more toward, I think it might depend on WHICH birthday we’re talking about… BUT, for me, there’s a lot of emotional baggage attached to my next couple of birthdays. So, my ultimate 40 before 40 list of things to accomplish before the age of 40 holds some...

What If You Were Going to Be Dead in Just 2 Years?

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I’m not really dying. Or, at least, I have no real reason to believe it. But, since I was a teenager, I’ve had this irrational belief that I wouldn’t make it to my 41st birthday. I just turned 39 years old. You do the math! So, what would you do if you were going to be dead in just 2 years?? When I was 16 years old, I got a phone call from my step father while I was out at a...

How I Celebrate My Birthday All Month Long

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How do YOU celebrate YOUR birthday?? Going out dancing? Dinner out with family? Something entirely different? For me, it’s most definitely morphed over the years, but one thing that’s stayed fairly constant is that I celebrate my birthday ALL month long! This doesn’t mean I literally wear a crown around… BUT, I could. 😉 And it’s not about vanity. I swear! It’s...

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