Swinging Legs

Something struck me this morning during my doctor's appointment. No... it wasn't one of those hammers they used to use on your knee to test your reflexes. It was a thought. That's what struck me. And, yeah, everything's fine. Just a follow-up appointment to make sure all my vitals are still good after my physical … Continue reading Swinging Legs


My Favorite Movies #92 – Split

Split 2016 Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Netflix says... Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has revealed 23 personalities to his psychiatrist, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls, Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him -- … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #92 – Split

Eating Disorder Awareness

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Two years ago, I wrote this post as a part of this week when I was still working as a counselor in an elementary school. I hope that my experiences can help someone else. Working in the counseling profession, I get bombarded with emails from the corporate … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness

Rewatching Buffy – Episode 57

Welcome to Rewatching Buffy, the part of the blog where I rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Each Tuesday evening, you’re invited to join me as I attempt to rediscover what made me love this show 21 years ago. The Freshman Welcome to Season 4! Buffy and Willow are hanging out in a cemetery at night, … Continue reading Rewatching Buffy – Episode 57

AFI #33 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Directed by Milos Forman Netflix says... While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Ratched. Milos Forman's masterpiece won all five major Oscars. This is one I've never seen … Continue reading AFI #33 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest


They're just lying to themselves, she thought as she stared at the doctors with contempt. They stood on the other side of the safety glass, conferring over what had just happened. They were undoubtedly trying to decide the best course of action for her. After all, it was her words that sparked the outburst in … Continue reading Normal

Question of the Week #54

What is the worst psychological torture you can imagine suffering? Anything causing even minor physical injury should not be considered. For me it would be any kind of annoying repetitive noise. But it would probably have to be really obnoxious. I don't imagine a leaky faucet would be the kind of thing to get to … Continue reading Question of the Week #54

Eating Disorder

Working in the counseling profession, I get bombarded with emails from the corporate office letting me know whenever there's a special focus on some aspect of mental health for a day or a week. To be honest, I don't always pay attention when these emails hit my inbox. Mostly, I just get annoyed when I … Continue reading Eating Disorder

Life Story: Chapter Fifty Seven

Welcome to a series of stories that basically make up my autobiography. It’s not entirely thorough, but I’ll do the best I can with the memories locked away inside my head. Could be therapeutic for me. Could be humorous for you. Either way, enjoy… Previously on Life Story... I spent most of my senior English … Continue reading Life Story: Chapter Fifty Seven

Day Twenty Seven

My Worst Habit I would say that one of my worst habits would be that nasty habit I have of pushing people away. It's something I recognize in myself and talk about on this blog all the time. Yet, for some reason, it's one of those things that I have a very difficult time changing … Continue reading Day Twenty Seven