Ashley Peterson

Nurse, mental health blogger, and person living with mental illness.  Blogging at

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The Single Gal User's Manual
5 days ago
We live in a society where people are expected to be coupled. There's a growing acceptance that the heterosexual married couple with kids isn't the only form that couplehood can take, but there are st...
Too Curmudgeonly to Couple?
13 days ago
One of the Wiktionary definitions of curmudgeon is "an ill-tempered person full of stubborn ideas or opinions." According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it's a "crusty, ill-tempered, and usually o...
An Introvert with Contradictions
15 days ago
I've always been an introvert. Being alone is what feels easy, what feels good. It's how I recharge depleted internal batteries. Yet I live in a society where extroversion is the expectation. People a...