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Category: Mental Illness
Guest Blog Post: Don’t by Born in Providence
When nowhere seems safe, blogger Born in Providence invites us to find shelter on her Island of Sanctuary…
Don’t show them your drawing
They’ll find the mistakes, compare it to what’s already on the fridge or that Picasso we saw on the field trip last year. Third grade is no excuse; third degree.
Don’t ask them how you look
They’ll find the bump in your pony, the hole in your sock which is already inside your shoe, which are too tight and have a scuff. They’ll see that too. You look tired. Did you even brush your teeth?
Don’t tell them you’re hungry or full
They’ll decide you’re too big, small, selfish, greedy, a bottomless pit, picky. Comparing your plate to everyone with more or less deserving than you, making it impossible to taste or swallow past the lump in your throat.
Don’t offer your opinion even when they ask
They’ll decide their ideas, experiences, thoughts and preferences are superior while simultaneously highlighting why everything that comes out…
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Guest Blog Post: The Little Guy Who Stole Our Hearts by Debbie Centeno
Live long enough, and we're bound to encounter challenges. With the help of a friend, Debbie Centeno (who runs this blog and this blog) uses her grief to help others... I never knew how much a person could grow to love their pet. I wasn’t raised with pets, other than fish in a tank. And,… Continue reading Guest Blog Post: The Little Guy Who Stole Our Hearts by Debbie Centeno
Guest Blog Post: Ignorance by Chuy
Just because you
And Precious to this
It isn’t So.
Guest Blog Post: Reconnecting via Photography by Richard Keys
Fellow blogger Richard's photos are stunning! Here he describes his process and how photography can heal... Introduction Hey, I’m Richard, and my blog is photosociology.wordpress.com. To be honest, I’m surprised that my blog is followed by others, I’m just a guy with mental health problems, which photography helps me to cope with. Initially, it got… Continue reading Guest Blog Post: Reconnecting via Photography by Richard Keys