A heart-warming reminder that it really is “the thought that counts”

With the end of American thanksgiving, Christmas and holiday season feels like it's right around the corner, and with it the inevitable pressure to empty our wallets to show that we care. Over a celebratory lunch for my boyfriend's birthday the other weekend, I couldn't help but lament that I wasn't (financially) able to afford [...]

[TRIGGER WARNING]

In a general sense, a "trigger warning" is considered a statement alerting someone that content may contain potentially distressing material. Regardless of the initial intent of introducing trigger warnings, they are currently used beyond just for people with PTSD and are increasingly "misused" - with less and less apparent or consistent meaning (as are most [...]

Mental Illness Diagnostic Labels – The Good and the Bad

Words have the power to define what we see. With respect to mental illness diagnoses, this is no different. There's so much to be said about this topic, I'm elaborating a bit on here after one of my latest Instagram posts. (Keep in mind I am not a diagnostic professional, nor clinician, and my knowledge [...]