Just a book idea: Part 4

Here it is! The long-awaited (not really) Part 4 of my book The Ultimate Guide to Not Sucking at Human Interactions: An introvert's obscure advice for succeeding socially. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4: Channeling your inner extrovert—just kidding Chapter 14: Facing your fear of people head on, or at least acknowledging its existence, …

Dr. Q

Almost eight years ago, I went 80 or so hours without sleep and had a psychotic break. I was diagnosed as bipolar and started going to an outpatient hospital (that’s the extremely truncated version—this post isn’t about that). I was assigned a psychiatrist. The guy was an asshole. I was technically an adult, but I …

Conquering the lies

Since last fall, my suicidal thoughts have progressively gotten worse. I started seeing a therapist last November, and I’m sifting through trauma and shame that’s never been addressed. I am fairly certain this is the reason for the increase in frequency and severity of my suicidal thoughts. For some reason, the thoughts were bad the …

My favorite drug

I’ve written about Toastmaster’s in a few posts recently, but in case some people don’t know what Toastmasters is, I’ll give a brief overview. Toastmaster’s is an international organization, and their mission is to help people become better public speakers and better leaders. There are thousands of clubs throughout the United States. I joined my …