#StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Lisa Harnum

TRIGGER WARNING These posts contain extreme trigger and content warnings for all aspects of domestic violence, including sexual assault and rape, and are all deceased persons. This work has been inspired by Jane Gilmore, Sherele Moody, and Clementine Ford. Each of these amazing women have been working tirelessly to bring to light the women that are currently being failed by our society. As always, there … Continue reading #StopBlamingWomenMakeMenTheIssue: Lisa Harnum

The Ex Files: If I Can’t Inspire Love, I Will Create Fear Vol #5

Everything about my relationship with Ben, from the very first moment I met him, was a manipulation. I’m not kidding, and I’m not exaggerating. I first met Ben about a year before I dated him. You know how I mentioned in my last post that my housemates always had parties? Well, Callum threw a party … Continue reading The Ex Files: If I Can’t Inspire Love, I Will Create Fear Vol #5

Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger Vol #4

For the first part of my Mindful Journey, I focused a lot on how my body was constantly telling me that it was sick, that something was seriously wrong, even if I didn’t know what or why (or any understanding of how serious it could be). But what about people who aren’t sick? Well, I … Continue reading Broken Shards of a Shattered Dream: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger Vol #4

The Friendship Breakup: If It Doesn’t Hurt, What’s The Point Of All These Posts?

Excellent question. I’m not going to lie – a part of writing these posts is for me. What happened to both Scott and me in Emerald was awful. We suffered more than most people will ever know, and more than you can imagine, and far more than will ever be written. The effects kept going, … Continue reading The Friendship Breakup: If It Doesn’t Hurt, What’s The Point Of All These Posts?

BOOK REVIEW: You Know You Want It by Carla Robinson

I feel a bit like a twat for reblogging someone else’s review of my book, but it’s just such a wonderful review and I’m just so grateful to Ariel, my mentor, my editor, and, above all, my friend ❤

Writing Radiation

I’ve read 5 books between Slaughterhouse-Five & You
Know You Want It
, all of which still need reviewing.

However, as the author, Carla Robinson (blogging under “Things Carla Loves”), is a dear friend, who isn’t feeling her (insanely intelligent, empathetic, funny, vivacious) self lately, I felt this deserved a bump up the schedule.

Also, she did something amazing as an indie author that I feel merits discussion.  BUT FIRST –

DISCLAIMERS:

  • Carla is one of the first people I connected
    with on WordPress. We’ve never had the
    pleasure of meeting in person (yet!),
    but I consider her a dear friend.
  • I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this
    book & asked to give feedback. I got
    about a chapter in before life got in the way.
    While Carla says that feedback was helpful, I will kick myself for not
    giving it my all – possibly…

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#ButDon’tYouWantToGetBetter: 5 Ways Anxiety Is Worse Than You Think

Like with "The Friendship Breakup" and "Why I Didn't Report", I'm going to be answering commonly asked questions that chronically ill people often receive because people seem to think that we "don't want to get better", or that we aren't doing everything in our power to get better, because there seems to be a large … Continue reading #ButDon’tYouWantToGetBetter: 5 Ways Anxiety Is Worse Than You Think