The Three Faces of Eve on Christmas

A social scientist is always in a…position.Some would deem the position precarious, because those scientists ARE part of the world they study.  Others would deem the position magical, because…those scientists ARE part of the world they study....more
Hm. That's good to know, and interesting. And, sort of fits - in a way - with the whole "is a ...more

iPod Therapy

Are you someone who doesn't just listen to the music, the music is really the soundtrack of your life? That's me too! I remember when the Dateline Timeline questions would be posed and I always could nail the year by the music clue.  Seriously, my own life is a timeline set to music. And being this way meant I was Queen of the Mix-Tape throughout the 80's. ...more
I call it my "Self Esteem Playlist". Almost everything on it is by a lesbian woman or a Disney ...more

I fought for therapy.

SO...am currently in week 3 of a six week therapy programme. Having survived sexual abuse as a girl child, I have had my fair share of therapists and different styles of the years and I always found group therapy the best because I learn so much from others. I watch and absorb and generally feel nourished by how normal my own experiences are - and perhaps comforted by the fact things aren't so bad for me afterall (perhaps there is a new syndrome to be named here: The Jerry Springer effect 'I'm bad but not that bad!'). ...more

Social Change:

Music is Medicine founder Leora Friedman, 19, writes to heart of Gold Girls: "I was five years old when I started singing, and I was ten when I started taking guitar lessons. Music was my hobby. It didn’t define me or inspire me – it was a creative outlet, a form of self-expression. It wasn’t until I was fifteen that music truly changed me....more

Meet Bipolar Knitter

Hello, there!I am Bipolar Knitter, known in some circles as Amy.  I was diagnosed with BP II about ten years ago, and it's been up and down (ha, ha) ever since.  I started my blog, Bipolar Knitter (formerly Pregnant Bipolar Knitter) when I was pregnant with my third child and having severe mental health issues....more

My Unflattering Truth

This is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but my truth. It’s also free therapy for me and maybe you too.To catch-up new readers here’s the gist:I was married for 7 years, we separated 8 months ago, and I have two kids from that marriage. I was unhappy for several years before we separated and, yes, we talked about it, went to counseling, read books, and on and on and on....more

kinder than necessary

kinder than necessary Be kinder than necessary ~ for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle....more

New Territory: Part 1

For whatever reason, I have not shared many of my dreams on here, even when they seem somewhat significant. I've always been of the belief that dreams were random pons firing in your brain when you're asleep, and sometimes related to whatever was on your mind before you went to sleep. Now that I've gotten more in touch my subconscious, I no longer believe that. I don't think you can necessarily take dreams at face value. For example, if you dreamed you were kissing your ex, it doesn't necessarily mean you want to leave your husband and have sex with your ex-boyfriend....more

Now what do I do after the abuse?

 Now what do I do? ...more

Stop Blaming Mother

A mother is a terrible thing to waste. To all adult children who point to their mother as the focal point of their life’s misfortunes, it's really time to grow up.Millions of adult children, some of them already grandparents themselves, still spend time and money on the therapist's couch, ruminating about everything their mother did or didn’t do, does or doesn’t do. These adults don’t see themselves as the imperfect human their own mother is....more
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