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DIY Radical Acceptance Bracelet

Do things sometimes not work out how you want them to? Yeah, it kind of sucks. Do you wish people around you would do things differently? On a daily basis, I’m pretty sure most people are doing everything wrong and some how it’s messing up my...

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DIY Sensory Slime

I am a very tactile sort of person. I think most people living with mental illness are physically sensitive. While, this hypersensitivity can be problematic at times, it can also be used for self soothing and pleasure purposes. Having some goop to...

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DIY Art Journal Therapy

Tired of boring old journals with lines? Give art journaling a try! I really enjoy writing and getting my crazy thoughts out on paper has also been a very useful tool, but sometimes writing the words isn’t very much fun. With art, I get to let out...

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DIY Cactus Perler Bead Magnets For Impatient People

You might recall perler beads from your childhood. They are a very easy craft that you can keep simple or get totally crazy with. Some people make really amazing images with them. I am not one of those people, but after getting your feet wet with...

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DIY: How Folding Cranes Helped Me Stay Sober

I used to have a drinking problem, and if I still drank, I would have a current drinking problem. Along with being bipolar, I’m also a recovering alcoholic. If it were not for getting clean, I probably would be dead by now. Part of what helped me...

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DIY: Sensory Glitter Jar for Depression and ADHD

I’m pretty quick to sensory overload. Loud sounds are really startling and put me on edge, and too many moving objects can easily overwhelm me. I’ve learned to turn this sensitivity into a positive thing, though. When I’m feeling down, overwhelmed,...

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DIY: Gestural Drawing for a Calmer Mind

If you’ve ever taken an art class, you’ve probably been introduced to the gestural drawing and might be rolling your eyes. Gestural drawing is a drawing exercise meant to help the artist truly see their subject as they draw. You...

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The Narcissist Combat Handbook | Introduction

It was a mild July day in the year of 1978 as my pregnant mother was about to pop me out in the back of a yellow taxi cab, all by her lonesome. I was about to be her third child but the first to nearly be born amongst the sweet scent of pine tree...

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