Multilevel Marketing is Detrimental to Mental Health

I am not sure whether I hold an unpopular view of Multilevel Marketing (MLM) schemes, but here it is: I think that MLMs are predatory, and not only do they ruin those involved financially, but they are also detrimental to the mental health of both sellers and buyers. In March 2017, I received a random […]

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Let Us Heal from the Trauma of September 11, 2001

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing on September 11, 2001 when you heard about or watched the planes hit the World Trade Center? If you are an older millennial, or older, then you probably remember with a high amount of clarity. I was 17 years old on September 11, 2001 […]

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My Traumatic Past Repeats Itself Year After Year

Trigger warning: child sexual abuse I am back after my umpteenth hiatus, and I hope this time, I am here to stay. This hiatus was the longest one I had taken — more than two months! I have learned a lot after being incommunicado on my blog during July and August… I figured out that […]

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What Happens When I Forget to Take My Medications

I have had an interesting week — and by interesting, I mean discombobulated. Last Saturday night, the night I attended the Jeff Lynne’s ELO concert, I did something that I only do approximately two to three times a year — I forgot to take my nighttime medication. I had meant to take it at 6:00 […]

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The Eager Anticipation of Traveling With My Mom

One week from now, I will be taking a short vacation — the first one I have taken in almost one year. One year ago, I went camping with my wife and niece. This year, I will be driving up to the Northern California coast with my mom. I am so excited about this! I […]

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What Seeing Jeff Lynne’s ELO in Concert Meant to Me

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, I saw Jeff Lynne’s ELO in concert at Golden One Arena in Sacramento, California. My dad came with me, as he was also a die-hard Electric Light Orchestra fan at one point. I saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because I do not think ELO has ever played in Sacramento […]

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My #MeToo Story of Until-Now-Unspeakable Horror

I may be a little late to jump on the bandwagon, but here goes… #MeToo Consider this entire entry a trigger warning. I started to write a post about my eating disorder history, but I realized that it would be difficult to put it into context if I did not share my #MeToo story first, […]

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When Inspiration Strikes

I feel utterly burnt out right now. I feel so uninspired. I work full-time and I am still giving Lily, my wife, some care that she needs, although I made a commitment to put myself first more often. A good friend of mine also needs care, so I have been writing her letters so she […]

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In Sickness and Health

You may have been wondering why I have been absent from The Bipolar Kitty for more than three weeks. The answer is kind of complicated, as there are several reasons that intermingle. One go-to explanation is that I am functioning on a thin layer of depression, and all activities not essential to my job and […]

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