When I was a child, I was a pathological liar. At least, that’s what I’ve told myself my entire life. It’s true that I lied about a lot of things: I tried to deny it was me who forgot to flush the toilet, or said I’d brushed my teeth when I hadn’t, or claimed it…Read more Don’t Believe Me, I’m a Liar
Have you ever received a friend request from a stranger and, as your finger hovered over the ignore button, wondered, "What if?" A year ago today, I posted a meme on Facebook that went semi-viral. It was meant as a response to the growing trend of posts saying, "I'm testing to see who my real…Read more What happens when you accept friend requests from strangers? My social media experiment.
I wanted to step back for a moment to talk about an issue a bit more broad than Borderline Personality Disorder -- suicide. Celebrity deaths can be shocking. We’re hit most heavily when they are people we grew up watching or listening to, and it hurts that much more when they’re taken away by mental…Read more Suicide: Let Me Put It This Way
I’m an ideas person. Ask basically anyone — they’ll vouch for me. I’m constantly coming up with ideas for stories to write, businesses to open, improvements to my community, solutions for social issues. The ideas aren’t always practical, but they are ideas none-the-less. I’m a huge proponent of brainstorming, and am constantly looking for feedback…Read more Hey, what’s the idea?
Wonder Woman has been killing it in the box office this year, earning over $600 million worldwide. The movie marks several milestones. Not only is it the first comic book hero movie to ever feature a female lead, but the lead is played by Gal Gadot, an Israeli immigrant who was a real life soldier for two…Read more I cried during Wonder Woman, but not when you’d expect
Before I was formally diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, several counsellors suggested I might have it. Unfortunately, the wait list for psychometric testing was long, there were no counsellors in my small town trained in appropriate treatments, and I had no medical coverage. Desperate to find a way to manage my symptoms, I scoured the…Read more Let Loose the Floodgates