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I Am ADHD

I Am ADHD

I am a 61 year old man with a heart condition, and arthritis. I am a former printing plant worker. I’ve worked on farms. I’ve worked construction. I’ve worked as a computer programmer....
Today I Love Feeling Stronger

Today I Love Feeling Stronger

Today I love feeling stronger even though the heat is holding on to my chest and squeezing it somewhat. I love how well the renovation is going despite the holdups that we’ve experienced....
Podcast: Parenting and Bipolar Disorder

Podcast: Parenting and Bipolar Disorder

  Should people with mental illness have children? In today’s Not Crazy Podcast, Gabe and Lisa discuss their own reasons for not having kids, while also giving a platform to...
Should She Choose Oscar or Silas?

Should She Choose Oscar or Silas?

Give me a book that prioritizes something other than some tired old romance or marriage plot. Don’t you dare recommend a novel that ends with a wedding. Show me a protagonist who has her own passions,...
You are Special, Just Like Everyone Else!

You are Special, Just Like Everyone Else!

A light bulb went off when I saw a bumper sticker for sale that read “Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.” Yes, we are special. But are we...
Post-Traumatic Growth In The Age of Covid-19 and Beyond

Post-Traumatic Growth In The Age of Covid-19 and Beyond

What constitutes trauma or adversity? Basically anything that causes physical or psychological pain or injury. This includes personal illness or injury, witnessing the same in someone else,...
Should I Wear a Mask?

Should I Wear a Mask?

How do you feel about masks? (Metaphorical or literal you may wonder.) Talking literally in a pandemic. Masks are only effective if you know how to properly use and dispose of them in combination with frequent hand cleaning....
How to Handle Unhelpful Thoughts

How to Handle Unhelpful Thoughts

It takes you forever to do the simplest tasks.  Why can’t you be more productive? Faster? Smarter? Better?  No one will hire you....

Is Hope the Elephant in the Room?

“Whatever causes night in our souls may leave stars.”   ~Victor Hugo Hope is unique. It is the exception among positive emotions because it requires negativity or uncertainty to be activated....

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