Highland fling

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Ha! Love this joke.

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A helicopter pilot started having engine trouble while flying over the Scottish highlands, and had to make an emergency landing in the middle of a sheep pasture. He got out and walked over to where the shepherd was sitting and smoking his pipe.

“I say, good fellow,” said the pilot. “Can you tell me where I might find a mechanic?”

The shepherd shook his head.

“Nae, laddie,” he said. “But I kin tell ye where to find a McPherson or a McCormick.”

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Warning — Fighting for a Future

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When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter. I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired And gobble up…

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New Findings Suggest Post-Traumatic Growth May Often Be Illusory — Fighting for a Future

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By Christian Jarrett After a trauma many people have the sense it has changed them for the better, such as granting them a new appreciation for life or improving their relationships. This has given rise to the appealing notion that there is such a thing as “post-traumatic growth”. However, the majority of investigations into this phenomenon…

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Leaving the gaslight on. (The journey to heal)

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Is America being gaslighted?

J Cooper

  “It is not okay for someone you like to treat you poorly and then pretend it didn’t happen, making you question your own grasp on reality. This dynamic is called gaslighting. It’s a common tactic of abusers to shift the focus of the blame from their bad behavior onto the person they are victimizing. One important side effect of gaslighting is having your memory “black out” after a fight (because your brain is trying to protect you from the cruelty of the abuse), which results in not being able to remember how an argument started. You may start to internalize the idea that there is something wrong with you and that you did something to provoke the situation as you’re increasingly beaten down and confused.”  ― Shannon Weber

I don’t know how to ever really describe what it was like growing up with my mother and being around her…

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My very personal PSA

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J Cooper

I have depression, anxiety and recently been diagnosed with C-PTSD.

Several people like to tell me I should get over it, or say “Oh I’ve been depressed a few times, but I did this thing and it stopped it.”

Truth is, depression isn’t cute or funny and it’s definitely not sexy. It’s a living thing. It exists by feeding on your darkest moods and emotions and it’s always hungry. It never really goes away. Anything that challenges it, anything that makes you feel good, anyone who brings you joy, it will drive them away so it can grow without interference. Its goal is to isolate you. At its worst, it will literally paralyze you, rather than allow you to feel anything at all. At its worst, you are numb and you are drained and immobilized by it. And it’s not that those of us who suffer from the disease want…

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Is Multiple Personality Disorder the same as Dissociative Identity Disorder And What Is DID? — Fighting for a Future

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Photo by Nazar Strutynsky on Unsplash Source: The Trauma Dissociation In 1994, Multiple Personality Disorder was renamed to Dissociative Identity Disorder in the American DSM-IV psychiatric manual. The World Health Organization still uses the name Multiple Personality Disorder in its ICD manual, which has not had a significant update since 1992; the next update, known as the ICD-11,…

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