Cleanliness as Self Care

As a kid – and let’s be honest, even now – I never had a tidy room for more than a day. I hate doing the dishes and I hate folding laundry. And you can forget about actual scrubbing and sweeping. It’s just not fun, and my clothes are easier to find spread out on…

The 3 Types of Mental Illness

I have a theory about mental health that has proven useful to me in understanding my own mental highs and lows. I’m certainly not a psychologist or neurologist but since I have a mind, I’ve decided I’m qualified enough to develop a theory about the way the mind feels. My theory involves the definition of…

“I am stupid.”

I remember the first time I thought something bad about myself. I was a six years old in my first-grade language arts class. My favorite color was pink, and my best friend was Nicole. I liked stuffed animals and Madeline. I don’t remember much more than that, but I remember the thought. “I am stupid.” Before…