Jamie

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Do I even want friends?

Do I even want friends?

A recent blog described a sound healing experience that I had; and in the weeks that have followed that sound healing, I have noticed a lot of shadow aspects of myself coming back around. When I wrote this blog about friends back in January, I felt that I had come...

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The Periphery Friend

The Periphery Friend

Note: This blog was written in January 2023, but not posted until July.  This week I went to the hair salon. As I was waiting for my hair colour to process, one of the stylists struck up a conversation with me. The stylists all know me and my daughters as we have...

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I wasn’t sure about my ADHD diagnosis until I tried a stimulant

I wasn’t sure about my ADHD diagnosis until I tried a stimulant

My autism diagnosis didn’t surprise me – but my ADHD diagnosis did. I grew up in the 80s, and back then, while there was no ADHD we all knew there were some kids who were on Ritalin. And those kids really stood out. They were the ‘problem children’. They were often...

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Allowing Envy

Allowing Envy

Yesterday I decided to allow envy. And as I think about that phrase 'allow envy' my mind wants to make it 'I allowed envy to get the better of me'. But it didn't get the better of me. The envy I experienced didn’t have an overall negative impact on me. In fact I...

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