Weird, wonderful, you: choosing change, choosing not to change

While I’m busy with more introspective posts and articles, I might as well delve into this as well… In the newest issue of Breathe magazine (Issue 14), there is an article about being true to yourself and not changing yourself for others (“Drop the Façade” by Francesca Baker). Among other things, it’s noted that one … More Weird, wonderful, you: choosing change, choosing not to change

Folklore, Volcanic Eruptions, Prehistoric Animals, Discworld Art, and Creativity and Mental Illness

Hope you enjoy these Weekly Finds like I did! And guess what? It’s weekend! Podcasts of the Week: Both highly recommended… The Folklore Podcast What makes The Folklore Podcast so special is that many of the episodes feature eminent folklorists from around the world: researchers, authors and professors in their fields.  Creativity and Mental Illness … More Folklore, Volcanic Eruptions, Prehistoric Animals, Discworld Art, and Creativity and Mental Illness

Chronically or Mentally Ill Does Not Mean Unable

We still have very far to go regarding the eradication of the stigma surrounding mental illness and chronic illness, especially when they are “invisible illnesses”. Perhaps it is, at least in part, because of all the negative stereotyping that still exists in the media. If it is a mentally ill person who committed a crime … More Chronically or Mentally Ill Does Not Mean Unable

Bullying – Some Things I Need to Get Off My Chest

Bullying is most often seen as “something that always happens” and “just something that kids do” — it’s “kids being kids”. I know that bullying is present in all schools and also in other spheres of life. But that doesn’t make it right. I don’t see why it should be some kind of rite of passage. … More Bullying – Some Things I Need to Get Off My Chest