Social Media Struggles

Does anyone find being connected constantly useful? Does it ease the stress in your life or add to it? Both, I think. I often contemplate if I ought to be more connected…you know, spending 6 hours of my day checking Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, email, and posting my daily activities every four minutes. Continue reading “Social Media Struggles”

Should my Therapist be Like Me?

Is it necessary when choosing a medical care professional, such as a psychiatrist or therapist, to work with someone who has had a similar life experience as you, or are you able to work effectively with a professional who knows nothing about your specific situation? There are arguments for both sides. On the one hand, having a therapist with similar experiences may assist in quickly establishing the client-therapist relationship; conversely, having a therapist with no knowledge of your situation can be just as effective.  Continue reading “Should my Therapist be Like Me?”

Did That Just Happen?

I enjoy documenting strange or funny encounters in my everyday life.  I’ve written many blogs about ridiculous customers when I worked retail, odd classmates when I was in graduate school and people’s reactions to my disability (on the train and on the street).  I have a visual impairment and use a cane; this doesn’t seem like the kind of thing that Continue reading “Did That Just Happen?”

Remembering the Past…

I don’t buy into that train of thought. If I left the past behind me and forgot about it, then how would I know where to go next, or what to do? Who we are today is dependent upon our past. All of our actions, thoughts, jobs, experiences, and memories have shaped us. It would be a shame to let all that go to waste, right? I think so.

The past is the past–leave it there.

I don’t buy into that train of thought. If I left the past behind me and forgot about it, then how would I know where to go next, or what to do? Who we are today is dependent upon our past. All of our actions, thoughts, jobs, experiences, and memories have shaped us. It would be a shame to let all that go to waste, right? I think so. Continue reading “Remembering the Past…”

ILWAD Editor and Chief Maureen Gazda is named!

Both Scotty and I am so extremely please to welcome Maureen to our core team. Her first message from our main community blog to you, our members:

Hi Everyone!

As the newly named editor of the site, I want to formally welcome everyone to the community. With this being my very first blog, I want to tell you a little about myself so we can get to know each other better. Continue reading “ILWAD Editor and Chief Maureen Gazda is named!”