Leaning into my OCD management to make sure I keep my kitchen properly stocked. When you think of compulsions, you’re probably thinking of counting and checking and hand-washing and hair-pulling and nail-biting, etc. You’re thinking of performed actions. Doctors usually do as well. That’s why it wasn’t until very recently that a paper came out…… Continue reading Me and My Groceries
It’s just another way to help others make their corners of the world a little better through a little better storytelling, right? I actually started writing yesterday’s blogpost/case study the night before because I anticipated it being pretty long and in-depth. Since then, I have outlined a number of case studies that I want to write.…… Continue reading Pretty Sure I’m on a Case Studies Kick and I Don’t Mind at All
The Case for a Quiet Happiness Across the various and often intersecting spectrums of race and sexuality and gender identity and physical disability and mental health conditions, people everywhere turn on their favorite television shows looking for reflections of themselves. Eight years ago I met the best representation of my own identity in the character of…… Continue reading Stop Crapping on My Representative
Listing things and making spreadsheets has done a lot of good in helping me to better manage my OCD, but now it’s time to better invite the people in my life into healthy-happy ally-ship. Thinking ahead about my upcoming family trip, I’ve been brainstorming the best possible way to quickly and clearly get on the…… Continue reading Pamphlets, The Next Step In Listing All The Things
A quick overview so we all know we’re on the same page. 1. The Stories We Tell Ourselves These are the stories continuously on autopilot in the subconscious mind. They’re the nasty things our inner critic things are always saying, and the less-than-kind things we say when we’re talking to ourselves. They’re also the things…… Continue reading The Three-Fold Plan for a Better World Through Better Storytelling
Correction: “Who do you know you are?” I’m a Jermusyk. I’m a Catholic. I’m Polish-Italian on my father’s side, and Irish-Scottish-Welsh-French-German-Russian-Swedish-Swiss-Native American on my mother’s side (last time I checked). I’m Rosie to close friends and family. Mostly Rose. Rarely Rosemarie. I’m a legit af morning person. I’m a ray of f*cking sunshine. I’m a…… Continue reading In Answer To The Question: Who Do You Think You Are?
Would you expect any less of me? We all have those songs we gravitate toward as soon as someone hands us the mega-book selection-list of artists/titles. But then, the next morning? Full-on remorse as song after song comes to us as being totally karaoke-worthy and yet … sadly and ultimately … not sung at karaoke…… Continue reading I Have a Karaoke List and I Am Not Afraid to Use It