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  • Living the Bipolar Life

    August 22, 2020 by

    A large percentage of the US adult population has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. At one point, that percentage was 2.8% (NAMI). It is hard to understand this condition, because someone can go years without symptoms. Adults are usually affected by this disorder, however children can be affected as well. Bipolar disorder can affect everything… Read more

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  • Moving Forward in 2020

    July 22, 2020 by

    2020 has proven to be a challenge for everyone. For minorities, parents, children, the elderly, the middle-aged, and the average person. How do you move forward in 2020 when the world around us is on fire? Literally. I am up at nights, restless. My heart aches for those in pain. I am in constant fear… Read more

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  • I’ve Missed You So

    February 26, 2020 by

    Whew. 2019 is over and 2020 is almost a fourth of the way gone, and I haven’t posted a blog? What is that about??? Well. For those of you who are following my blog, but don’t know me personally… things have been rough the last 5 months. My family has experienced so much and my… Read more

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  • FMLA and Mental Health

    November 16, 2019 by

    I was three months away from graduating with my Master’s Degree and my life was crumbling around me. I couldn’t make it through a shift at work without crying. I couldn’t walk to my desk without feeling like everyone was staring at me. Every conversation around me felt like needles pricking my skin. My legs… Read more

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  • Emotional Assistance Animals ASSIST

    October 20, 2019 by

    Roxy is my Emotional Support Animal. An Emotional Support Animal is an Assistance Animal that provides companionship. The Fair Housing Act allows an individual with disabilities certain privileges for Emotional Assistance Animals. These can include the right to housing in ‘no pet housing’ and the ability to have non-refundable pet fees waived. Emotional Assistance Animals… Read more

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  • Bullying is a Thing.

    September 17, 2019 by

    We all deal with it at some point in our life. Whether it is as a child or in the workplace with hostile coworkers (who may not even realize they are hostile). I wasn’t ‘popular’ in middle/high school, whatever you want to define popular as. I got along with others, but I didn’t develop a… Read more

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  • What Does Social Anxiety Mean to You?

    August 28, 2019 by

    Someone asked me what social anxiety was, and it dawned on me that not everyone understands social anxiety. I asked a few people, some who have social anxiety and some who do not, what social anxiety means to them. I am going to share 10 answers, social anxiety memes, and a story of my social… Read more

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  • To the Moon and Back: Apt 24

    August 20, 2019 by

    Life doesn’t always run you in circles, but sometimes you find yourself back in the same place you were 14 years ago. In the same apartment… in the same little town- even though you have moved multiple times (even out of state) trying to find your place in this world. 14 years ago, I was… Read more

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