No, you’re not seeing double! Okay, yes, you are. Shareen and I teamed up to link you more places because we love you so much. So find yourself on my site and find yourself here and know you are welcome in both spaces. Shareen added even more links to this post because she was on point on Friday while I was in wardrobe. Thank you for sharing your lives with us.
It’s been far too long since I put together a #LinkYourLife roundup. This one is going to be double the fun because you will be linked to The Honeyed Quill and On the Verge. Shareen has become my #LinkYourLife partner, and she’s really good at it. How many of you shared on Friday because she reached out to you? Go ahead, raise your hands.
Yep, that’s what I thought.
Now, not every link is shared in this roundup. I snatched as many as I could, but #LinkYourLife has grown considerably since I started it earlier this year. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, I favored those that gracefully address mental illness, but I also sprinkled in some lighter pieces. I hope you’ll read them all.
For those of you who don’t see your post here or couldn’t/didn’t connect on Friday, PLEASE LINK YOUR STORIES IN COMMENTS. You belong here. We want you here. Join us!
Okay. The roundup:
Our headliner this week has to be Raven’s schizophrenia story. The stigma surrounding mental illness is huge due to ignorance. Imagine being a teen girl who’s teacher RAN AWAY from her when told an episode was coming on. via @ShareenM
Read this letter from a mass shooting survivor via @laurieworks
Then read this piece on thankfulness from @yadadarcyyada.
Ruminations on the news of late from @KKHerheadache
Thoughts on media, mental illness and mass shootings. Educate yourself. via @LithChronicles
Now read this love song from @LRConsiderer. It will bring you back up.
I need to give a shout out to @PlaguedParent and @MentallyMe for being freaking awesome about sharing brilliant posts with #LinkYourLife. *fist bump*
After all, being depressed is being human. via @MrsTitbits
@UlaWrites talks about humility in writing.
You’re Not Alone from @3childrenandit –recommended reading for parents of teens.
Here is a prayer for the refugees from @stuckinscared.
@RonovanWrites shared this gem on valuing what you have.
Here are seven tips for eating disorder recovery by @chaotickatiep. I bet every one of you has a friend to share this with.
@Ruebi_LHB tried pole dancing!
Here’s one from @prnancarrow on meeting blogging goals and what comes next.
That was Shawna so here’s my colorful commentary about the shares from On The Verge…currently unsure if its brilliance or stupidity on my part. You are all brilliant!
@Martini44 linked several: It’s Not My Fault is on leaving for the right reasons. She also turned me into a crying mess when she shared If I Ever Forget. “Daughter: if you are reading this, I love you BIG, now and then; and I will strive to remember!” She also shared A Time To Roar for all the bullies out there.
@Tealinspiration’s Blog Goals and Tools made me feel like a proud mom because she is slaying her goals like R.R.Martin kills off my favorite characters on Game Of Thrones. #JonSnowLives (please).
Welcome To Mind Trip Crossfire shared by @JackieCioffa shared a blog written from multiple points of view. “A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives.” I loved this blog for so many tiresome. Creativity & Content.
6 Tips for Surviving Seasonal Affective Disorder shared by the OTV Editor @shawnamawna. You will notice she has been picked up the Huffington Post. So, Yay! I mention her again because she pulled double & triple duty most notably she worked with Riley who was helping Raven’s mom Shiloe tell the story I featured. Spectacular work! Thank You @shiloe4n2!
Because You Deserve a Blog Critique came from @MrsPaznanski. I read this one several times.
Drum Session #52 shared by @MYSTERDANI gave us beats.
How To Get Through Holiday When Your Child is In the Jail for Drug Use was shared by @JandJSavings. Absolute must-read.
The Map of You (poem) by @AlistairLane who, by the way, geeked out with me and discussed the beauty of just ” looking at the flowers.” Yes, that is a The Walking Dead reference. All hail Carol.