My Contribution to the 12th Annual “Headache on the Hill”

It happened again. I haven't been posting on social media about migraine attacks, or nerve pain, or falling for two reasons: I've been focused on using social media for writerly efforts and managing two other social media accounts and have gotten rather handy at scheduling my posts a week or month in advance, and because …

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Are you keeping up with the changes? Life & Social Media

We've all heard some version of the old adage, "If you're not changing, you're dying." Since you last read a blog post from me, I've done a lot of changing. July and August was spent working on a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for my book Why's That Dog in Here? (it wasn't successfully funded, …

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Beware: Mental Illness Affects All! You should know…

In 2006, while I was rehabbing from strokes and heart surgery, another member of our family was diagnosed with mental illness, and consequently hospitalized a number of times. Up until that point, we were blissfully ignorant of mental illness. We quickly learned that it affects not just the one with the diagnosis, but everyone who …

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Advocacy–Everyone can do Something

Recently a friend made a comment about all the advocacy tweets, posts, pictures, etc. on social media. She was annoyed and tired of it, and trying to figure out how to block it all. As I was chatting with her about the different forms advocacy took, she also wondered aloud what the purpose was of …

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