Tag Archives: mental health

Misophonia

By | January 30, 2020

After all these years, I have an explanation for why I absolutely can’t stand listening to someone eat an apple. It’s misophonia — and apparently the loathing of hearing someone eat an apple is one of the most common expressions of the syndrome. Not all crunching sounds drive me up a wall. There’s just something about the crunch… Read More »

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Sadfishing

By | December 4, 2019

Photo by Patrice Alsteen I learned a new term today: “sadfishing“. To quote Urban Dictionary, sadfishing is “The practice of writing about one’s unhappiness or emotional problems on social media, especially in a vague way, in order to attract attention and sympathetic response.” In other words, posting a lot of moody, sad pictures, woe-is-me out of context messages,… Read More »

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Hey, I Was In A Movie!

By | October 15, 2019

So: I’m a featured subject in a just-released documentary film. For reals. The documentary is titled “Orchestrating Change” and is all about Me2/Orchestra, the orchestra I’ve been playing French horn in since 2011. Me2/Orchestra was founded to raise awareness and fight stigma about the realities of mental illness. The members of the orchestra run the gamut of conditions… Read More »

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I Hate My Brain

By | October 10, 2018

My brain lies to me all the time. Right now there is nothing wrong with my life. Everything’s okay. Work is fine. I’m not over my head in debt. The weather’s fine. I need to lose about 40 pounds (okay, that’s one major dissatisfier), but otherwise I’m not in desperately poor health or anything. To the best of my… Read More »

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Orchestrating Change Phase 3 Post Production | Indiegogo

By | May 31, 2018

The Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise the necessary money to complete post-production on the “Orchestrating Change” documentary is about 58% of the way to its goal. Please help with a donation and help make this documentary on the legendary Me2/Orchestra a reality. Me2/Orchestra includes many musicians with mental illnesses and yet creates incredible music. The orchestra hopes to… Read More »

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