Ashley Peterson

Nurse, mental health blogger at mentalhealthathome.org, and living with mental illness.  Author of Psych Meds Made Simple and Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis. Writer on Medium.  

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Forgiving but Not Forgetting
5 months ago
You read so often about the benefits of forgiveness, and how it's something that is done for your own benefit, not for theirs. I struggled to wrap my head around that, though, as I dealt with the life...
My Brain Thinks It's a Mind-Reader
5 months ago
According to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mind-reading is a type of cognitive distortion that involves the belief that we know what others are thinking. This isn't in a psychic, ESP kind of se...
The Single Gal User's Manual
8 months 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?
9 months 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
9 months 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...