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In this sleep-deprived ramble, I'll be complaining about people who complain about people who complain. That is, people who find complaining objectionable in some way, shape, or form. If there's one way I feel stifled, one way in which I feel I am not free to express myself, it's when I find...
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Hey ya'll. I've been in a slump lately. Haven't posted much. I'm still happy though, and I'm finding that being happy in general does NOT preclude the experiencing of pain. Thankfully, I seem to have come up with an idea that actually stops PTSD flashbacks (the aforementioned pain) dead in...
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I keep trying to write about the phrase "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade", but the result always makes me want to punch myself in the throat - like I deserve a good throat-punch for writing something so cheery. So let me put it like this: I was once taught that losing is a personal...
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It seems to me that Asperger's and depression just go hand-in-hand, like peanut butter and jelly, or perhaps more like rusty tacks in your shoes and pain. But you never hear about depression getting better; at least not in Aspies. I wonder why that is? I have a hypothesis, somewhat broadened...
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Don't worry, this is a short one. I saw a unicorn today. No really, I mean it, an actual factual unicorn. I'm not even speaking metaphorically; I'm talking about a unicorn, four legs and hooves and a tail and everything. Only thing it was missing was a horn. Don't know why. But who cares? I...
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Don't get me wrong, high self-esteem is important. It is absolutely integral to your sense of well-being. But what you need is a sense a real sense of high self-esteem. A secure sense of high self-esteem. "But Gritches, how does one achieve such a thing?" What a handsome question. First...
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I've really never talked about this? Oh well, better late than never: I see it every day, people are caught up in this trap of worrying about "self-esteem". Let me explain the borderline pseudo-psychological bullcrap that is the modern understanding of self-esteem, and when I'm done I'll...
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Well, I'm waiting for my Xbox One to download a 722 MB update over a satellite connection, so I have a few hours to kill, might as well write about what I've been thinking about lately. Traumatic memories trigger negative emotions because they're encoded in a fragmented manner. Memories have...
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Okay, so, I have a lot of problems with the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". It's nothing to do with the subject matter, with religious implications, morality, nonononono. None of that. There are just so many things about the ballad that don't quite add up to zero, if you know what I mean...
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I am very, very tired, so I apologize in advance if this is just idiotic rambling. But here we go: When the layman hears the term "PTSD", assuming he isn't ass-deep in Cheetohs and Candy Crush he would probably think of veterans, and rightly so; PTSD was first widely recognized in veterans...
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I realized something beautiful today. A human being paid me a kindness with no expectation of reciprocity. A $50,000 prototype of a medical device, one of only five in existence, is sitting on my bed next to me. This device used ultrasonic waves to allow the body to actually grow cartilage...
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Hey ya'll. I'm just particularly happy right now and I wanted to talk a bit about my relationship with the phenomenon known broadly as "fun", and how I came to have more fun than I ever have in my life. In recent times, I've achieved an unprecedented level of happiness. Ever since I heard the...
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Once upon a time a few days ago, I decided I'd bring some cookies to work and give them away. I thought it would be a nice thing to do, but moreover I thought it would be a cheap way to buy some stock with people and to meet people I haven't met before. After all, free cookies: what could...
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"Gritches has Lots of Mommies" Sounds like a children's book about polygamy. But srsly, let me begin by making clear that I am not complaining. At all. In fact, I've been meaning to write this for a while but I couldn't figure out how to do so without it sounding like I'm bragging, not that...
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Nobody really talks about Chamomile for anxiety; usually, if the herb is discussed, it's in the context of being a sleep aid and almost exclusively about Chamomile tea. However, Chamomile is available in capsule form, and that got me wondering how effective it would be for daytime anxiety. I...
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This is kind of a gush, but I'm happy and I want to talk about it: I'm here tonight to say to anyone who's down, depressed, and/or hopeless: contrary to what I once believed, it really does get better. But it doesn't get better on its own; it takes a special kind of hard work, the willingness...
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Very recently, I've learned of the healing power behind forgiving yourself for a troubled past, and as highlighted in JDartistic's post about dealing with humiliation, I'm not alone in that sentiment. I would, however, like to explain where I was, where I am now, and what changed in hopes that...
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Oh my god. I go the summons today. They're taking her away. They're taking my baby girl away. She's four. She knows who I am. She calls me Daddy. She's absolutely ****ing ecstatic when she gets to see me. But her mom decided to disappear. I'm in a woman's state. They don't care about the...
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I've done a lot of terrible things in my life. I always found a way to rationalize it. "There's no such thing as a good person, only people who have never had to be otherwise." True? Maybe, but as I start to actually verbalize what a terrible person I used to be I come to realize there's no way...
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Wage Slavery Wage slavery. Watch out, that's a Marxist term. I'm taking a huge risk by even breathing such a term; I bet my FBI profile will reflect that I'm a "communist sympathizer" after I post this. After all, we have a non-oppressive government that allows for the freedom of different...
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