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A Retrospective

TL;DR: After nearly 3 years off from this blog, I have decided to pick it back up for regular posting. In this post, I talk about a more realistic expectation of myself and how I envision the future of this blog. Annnd… we’re back. Nearly 3 years ago, I started this blog as a wayContinue reading “A Retrospective”

Time Blindness

TL;DR: If you have time blindness, you might be chronically late or neglectful of your own bodily functions, or more! You’re not inconsiderate, you just can’t wrap your head around the abstract concept of time. Time isn’t real, man. First let me start by explaining why I didn’t post last week and why this blogContinue reading “Time Blindness”

Executive Dysfunction Meals

TL;DR: Sometimes mental illness can make feeding yourself an extremely daunting task. This blog post covers how you can still feed yourself well, even when your executive dysfunction rears its ugly head. Now time for a little something different… This is symptom adjacent. I’ll touch lightly on executive dysfunction (and cover more deeply later) andContinue reading “Executive Dysfunction Meals”


TL;DR: Mental illness is E X H A U S T I N G and as a result, you might be tired all the time, even if you got a solid 8 hours. Or more realistically (if you have a mental illness) 12, 14, 18 hours. Hypersomnia is not to be confused with fatigue. ThanksContinue reading “Hypersomnia”

Zoning Out

TL;DR: There are a few types: flashbacks, dissociation, and maladaptive daydreaming are covered here. They happen in a number of mental illnesses for a number of reasons. Content Warning: Mentions of various traumatic events Thanks for coming back for another symptom. This one was a personal request from someone close to me. So this weekContinue reading “Zoning Out”


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