“Less than” Life

One of my biggest character flaws is that I always think I am not good enough and I don’t have anything relevant to contribute to the world. My favorite blogger just happens to be my sister. Her blog is called The Tiny Couch: Wellness For All. She is very good. She is dazzlingly smart, allContinue reading ““Less than” Life”

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On Nature and Mental Health

As a species, we have evolved to rely heavily on technology. Most of us spend most of our time in front of screens whether we are working or playing. We there is a big disconnect between human existence and the natural world. We belong in nature, we started there. Yet we have moved away fromContinue reading “On Nature and Mental Health”

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Sitting Helpless

On Coping Through a Loved One’s Illness I wish I could write on what’s actually important. I wish I had the experience to do that. Living with chronic illness is something that I’ve never done, but I’ve definitely seen. I wish I could take the pain away, I wish I could take it all away.Continue reading “Sitting Helpless”

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Fat is Not a Bad Word

(Mom is Fat) I recently received some money and was so happy that I could afford to purchase some clothes. I went about my online shopping all giddy, dazzled by all the choices I found in the new plus-size women’s clothing arena. I had never seen so many options before! So I picked out aContinue reading “Fat is Not a Bad Word”

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No Pants, No Bus Ride

Have you ever had one of those days where you call your kid out from school simply because he has no clean pants? If the answer is yes, then you may be a little bit like me. I’m talking about being overwhelmed. It’s something that happens to a lot of us at some point. However,Continue reading “No Pants, No Bus Ride”

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Pushing Your Creative Boundaries

By Andrea Watson April 4, 2021 Here we are at the beginning of a second year of covid. Most of us are feral by now, life is completely turned upside down. Political turmoil rules the land. There are new rules, new norms. Some of us have been so immobilized by our depression that we canContinue reading “Pushing Your Creative Boundaries”

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Daylight Savings: Could it Possibly Suck Any More?

By Andrea Watson March 15, 2021 Yesterday I woke up, became thoroughly confused, heard my son tell me that the clocks changed and immediately went on a hunt to find out what day it was. I learned that I had woken up on Octember 42nd, 1872 and the time was precisely Reeeeeeeeeebraplahnarumphle. I was disheartenedContinue reading “Daylight Savings: Could it Possibly Suck Any More?”

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Poverty and Mental Health

By Andrea Watson March 14, 2021 It’s time for the stimulus package to roll out and most of us are super excited. Over the last year, while covid has run rampant, most of us have seen a decrease in our income. Even those people who are used to living comfortably have been dipped into theContinue reading “Poverty and Mental Health”

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On Using Psychoactive Substances to Treat Mental Illness

By Andrea Watson March 8, 2021 If this title rubs you the wrong way then you may not want to read this blog post. But I encourage you to do so anyway, because it’s something that’s actually already happening. Now before you flip out, I suggest you do some research. Either that, or just readContinue reading “On Using Psychoactive Substances to Treat Mental Illness”

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