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Our Broken Education System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XEqm_MmQFU   ❤ Kate Please see Disclaimer.

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Blogging Obstacles and Challenges

In the middle of the hardest month of the year for me (physiologically, neurologically, emotionally), continually creating fresh, thoughtful, and substantial content can be particularly challenging - especially if my emotions are going berserk. I don't want to write something I'll later regret - in the heat of emotions and long nights of insomnia and …

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Thanksgiving Thoughts

Hey there, my reader! ❤ I'm back! Finally. 😛 Between health crap, car issues, and other commitments this past week, I've found myself running short on time and energy. Also was dealing with some WiFi connectivity problems over the weekend. #firstworldproblems Since Thanksgiving's coming up this week, I thought I'd jump back in the saddle …

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Happiness is Not Wrong

For anyone who felt sh****d on by my previous post. 😛

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Battles in My Head

Another piece I wrote about depression - pretty sure in 2016. Slightly modified.

Stereotypes: Part 2

This is the second part in the Stereotypes series.

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Why Emotional Modesty Needs to Die

Heads-up: The beginning of this piece might have you thinking that you're about to digest some erotica, but before some of you dismiss this piece on that premise - and before some of you get excited - I might as well let you know, this discourse doesn't fit within that category. Unless, that is, you …

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The Problem with Tough Love in Eating Disorder Recovery

Inspiring post on anorexia by BeautyBeyondBones. If you replace “anorexia” with “depression”, I also find these words to fit beautifully within that context.

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When I talk to people who lived through my anorexia with me, the overwhelming theme is that people didn’t know how they could help me.

They felt their hands were tied. They saw their friend/daughter/sister rapidly wasting away right before their eyes, and they felt helpless.

They didn’t know how to get through to me. They didn’t want to say the wrong thing and trigger a blow up or melt down. And yet they wanted to express their concern.

Meanwhile, I was pushing everyone away, withdrawing from the world, so that I could be alone with my eating disorder, not having to show my friends how sick my mind really was.


And people had their different approaches. Some worked. And some definitely didn’t.

But looking back, I’ve come to realize that above all else, there is one thing that is paramount when it comes to dealing with eating disorder sufferers…

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Platitudes and Cliches You’re Probably Tired of Hearing

Disclaimer: Several of these topics are very important to me, so my writing may sound a bit heated, but I am not intending to hurt or bash anyone. This is a collection of platitudes and cliches from various (often personal) experiences and journeys in life. Some of these I've heard, others are verbalizations of vibes …

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What is Pyroluria, and Do You Have It?

Got chronic depression/anxiety? White flecks on your fingernails? Skin disorders?