Tag Archives: Mental health

Reflections in Recovery: 20 Years Sober

Today, June 21, 2022, I celebrate 20 years of sobriety. I’m grateful. And deeply reflective. In recovery, we’re not supposed to “regret the past, nor shut the door on it.” It seems I had done a bit of both. I … Continue reading

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Health is Health: Putting physical and mental health on the same plane could eliminate stigma

For years, I’ve been in the “eliminate stigma” camp when it comes to mental illness and addiction. After all, I struggled with undiagnosed ADHD, non-hyperactivity, and general anxiety disorder from childhood into adulthood. Along the way, I self-medicated with alcohol. … Continue reading

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Teens, Tweens and Social Media Madness

BACK IN MY DAY I walked to the sketchy corner grocery store alone, at night, to pick up milk or eggs for my parents. Also back in my day: I played outside long past sunset, until my mom hollered for … Continue reading

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My ‘Frozen’ World: Concealing Mental Illness

“Frozen” hits another record “Frozen” video sales pummeled previous DVD sales records, selling 3.2 million in the first day alone. Now it’s also shattered box office numbers. After this past weekend, it became the highest-grossing animated film ever: $1.072 billion worldwide. I’m not surprised. Ever … Continue reading

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