Tag Archives: depression

To Save A Teenager’s Life From Suicide

15 Mar

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I’m really sad today.  I’ve received several messages about my post yesterday regarding the suicide of a 14 year old boy in my town.  After getting home, I sat down in front of my computer and read the messages and watched tribute videos people had made for him on YouTube.  I then scrolled through the Facebook R.I.P. page a friend had made for him.  The supportive comments were overwhelming, but isn’t this always the case after someone suicides?

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An Open Letter to RuPaul, Big Ang, Tim Gunn, Reza, Abby Lee Miller…and a Whole Lot More!

24 Feb

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For weeks I’ve been writing about marriage equality and political upheaval in Venezuela, and while all of that is extremely important to me, I’ve neglected to comment openly on my daily medicine.  I’m sure a lot of my readers, like myself, have daily crap filling their lives: drama with friends, running errands, taking the kids here and there, financial problems, medical problems, on and on and on.  While driving around today, running errands, a million things were running through my mind, stressing me out.  And then I remembered! Tonight is the premiere of LOGO TV’s 6th Season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

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Obsessed with #100HAPPYDAYS

20 Jan

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If you don’t know by now, I”m a freak about anything to do with social media! I’m absolutely obsessed with Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine and YouTube, as well as following and reading other people’s blogs! This past week, I’ve seen tons and tons of posts about this new social media hashtag(#) called #100happydays.  When I went to the website, I became so instantly obsessed with the concept, as simple as it is, that we even placed it on our list of Sexiest Items of the Day on my website!

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A Stella State of Mind

11 Nov

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I actually feel a little pathetic for even writing this post, but as I found both of my previous blogs to be completely cathartic, I feel it is necessary to write with raw vigor.

I have never fit in.  Ever.  Throughout periods of my life I’ve been able to be enough of a chameleon that it seems to others that I fit in but in reality, I always feel like I’m on the outside looking in.  Harder still is that most people think I have tons of close friends and people in my life and that I live this life of constant excitement.  When I express feelings of loneliness or sadness, some friends say “well you don’t ever call me and I’m just sitting here with nothing to do either”, because after all, it’s always about them, right?

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The Question of Suicide

10 Nov

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In the last few months, I’ve been reading my mother’s journals and trying to figure out some way to condense them into some book since they are a historical journal of woman’s change between the ages of 18 and 64.  She began her journals in her first days as a freshman at Indiana University and chronicled her life through her early years as a liberal in Chicago, her move with my father to Indianapolis, her years trying to “fit in” as a plastic surgeons wife, their divorce and through her years of recovery from alcoholism and rediscovering herself through her journey.

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