Top 20 Characteristics of Effective Teachers

Top 20 Characteristics of Effective Teachers

This list was compiled from a review of the literature for a paper on the lived experiences of twice-exceptional adults (2e). Note: Are you a 2e adult? If you're interested in talking about your experiences, please contact me. The concept of "trusted adults" prompted...
Surviving suicide: Part five

Surviving suicide: Part five

Let me die - a second attempt Part Five (conclusion) - There's another suicide attempt. My mom flies out to help me move back to Connecticut. This is a true story from 1994. If you missed the first post, click here for part one. (c) Can Stock Photo After losing my...
The importance of mentors and trusted adults

The importance of mentors and trusted adults

Thinking and writing about the people who’ve made the most impact on my life is something that I enjoy doing. I appreciate them because they helped me get to where I am today. Over the past year, I’ve had the pleasure of reaching out and letting them know that they...
The Autoethnographic Process: Targeted Annotation

The Autoethnographic Process: Targeted Annotation

Annotating with others in mind Organizing the journal entries that I planned to use as data was a necessary part of my autoethnographic process. In order to make sense of it all, I constructed timelines – by year – of over 3,000 individual entries that were coded as...
Self stigma: The curse of psychiatric labeling

Self stigma: The curse of psychiatric labeling

We are all apt to believe what the world believes about us. -George Eliot One of the most exciting realizations I’ve made lately is that my goals are clear, and so is my purpose for this website, as well as my other work. It might not be evident to visitors to the...
Surviving suicide: Part four

Surviving suicide: Part four

Trying to recover Part four begins in Las Vegas, where I visited my parents on their vacation following the first suicide attempt.If you missed the first post, click here for part one.  These are real events that occurred in 1994. In Las Vegas, I feel like I'm brain...

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