Click And Be Powerful

Sooner or later, each of us will find ourselves in a doctor’s waiting room with a clipboard in our laps. On this clipboard will be a very long form or three regarding our medical history. You will be asked if you’ve ever suffered from conditions you’ve never even heard of, and will puzzle over whether [...]

Emoticons For Survivors

First of all, a little bidness. I owe an overdue thanks to dear Teri for awarding The Accidental Amazon an Honest Scrap Blog Award for 2010. My dear cyber sister Coco gave me this award last year as well. It’s a lovely thing when your sister bloggers think well of your efforts, but it’s even [...]

GPS For Survivors

One good way to make someone crazy is to continually invalidate their experience. There are many ways to accomplish this, all of them mild to moderate variations on “gaslighting” someone, or “ruthlessly manipulating an individual, for nefarious reasons, into believing something other than the truth.” I’ve been on the receiving end of several versions, more [...]