Thank you for nominating me for Hilarious Patient Leader in the 9th Annual WEGO Health Awards. I’m humbled by your outpouring of support for Looking for the Light. Want to vote for me? Here’s how https://www.wegohealth.com/87797365 I would be honored if you voted for me. Voting is open until the end of July. Re-energize, Re-generate […]You’ve been nominated for Hilarious Patient Leader in the WEGO Health Awards. —
WOW! I can’t tell you how honored and humbled I am to be nominated in these categories for the Ninth Annual WEGO Health Awards. Best in Show: Blog Advocating for Another Best in Show: Twitter Best Kept Secret Rookie of the Year What are the WEGO Health Awards? Since its inception in 2011, the […]Thank you, Thank You, Thank You For Your WEGO Nominations — Looking For The Light
I have been nominated for the versatile blogger award! It warms my heart to be nominated! A huge thank you to Rhapsody Bohème. Please make sure you check out her blog! She’s an amazing and inspiring writer with a huge heart! I have been a follower of hers for some time now, and I always…
I’m so excited and just honored to be nominated for this award! Thank you so much for thinking of me for this award, Kate! Please make sure you check out her blogs, here! She’s a great writer and I always love reading her material and I think you will too! Mystery Blogger Award: “It’s an award for […]
My heart is full and happy that you considered me to be nominated! Thank you for nominating me for the awesome blogger award, Ella! I truly appreciate it and I appreciate you! Please make sure you check out her blog, here! She writes about crafts and fashion! I always enjoy reading her posts and you will too! Thank […]
Hi folks, Chris here from Surviving the Specter on behalf of the rest of us at SURVIVORS BLOG HERE. Rob Goldstein over at Art by Rob Goldstein (https://robertmgoldstein.com/) nominated SURVIVORS BLOG HERE for the Liebster Award. I volunteered to help respond and in my business, have taken waaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy longer than I should give Rob a huge hug and thank you for nominating us for this honor.
Below are his questions with my answers (other contributors please feel free to add your answers or nominations) followed by the people I have nominated for this honor.
Have you found a theme to your blog? Is there a topic that you return to almost subconsciously?
Yes, there is. It is mental illness. I write about severe depression as personified by Specter.
What is the one thing you’ve learned about yourself as a blogger?
I can write in a way that is meaningful and inspires others to do the same.
What is your favorite way to learn?
I enjoy reading about the material that I’m learning about.
What is the one decision that you’ve made in your life that you will never regret?
My decision to end my marriage.
If you could live in the past, which period would you choose?
Ancient Rome. Definitely ancient Rome. And I would be a centurion.
What is your favorite music?
I like heavier stuff – heavy metal, hard rock, as well as those songs with powerful lyrics that speak to me. Definitely heavier music. When I was growing up, I used to cry a lot when I listened to music on the radio. Usually the sadder sounding stuff. I hated that. So I switched genres. Not that it’s helped me with my depression. Smh.
If you had to change careers, what career would you choose?
I would chose to be a soldier of Rome. Of course I mean the ancient Roman soldier, not a modern soldier. That makes me sound like I want to resurrect Mussolini’s empire. Which I don’t. Let’s just skip this one.
Who is your favorite philosopher?
Working on this. Haven’t touched philosophy in a while.
What is your favorite poem?
My favorite poem is stuck as the first post on my blog. It is “Outwitted” by Edwin Markham. You should check it out.
What is your favorite myth from Greek Mythology?
Name one guilty pleasure.
Doritos and cream cheese. Ahh yes, my Netflix comfort food of choice. Don’t judge. Try it!
Nominee blog sites:
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- Caterpillar to Butterfly | Recovering Codependent ~ Growth & Healing Through Healthy Boundaries
- Confessions | Bringing to Light that which is Hidden
- Dear Hope | When It’s All We Have Left
- Hi, I’m Dan | From hell to well – living with and recovering from addiction and mental illness
- Me Vs. Depression | A chronicle of my struggle with mental illness
- MINDS LIKE OURS | Presenting Hope & Love for Those Struggling with Mental Illness; Borderline Personality Disorder, Depression, and Suicide
- SassaFrass, The Feisty ~ My Journey Towards Healing
- Take A Ride On My Mood Swing | Where Bipolar Lives Even If Wished Dead
- The Wednesdays Off | Peeping above the parapet every so often by blogging and baking
- Turning The Page on Suicide | Writing my way through depression and loss.
“one must break with one’s past to embrace one’s future. It is never an easy thing to do. It is one of the distinguishing characteristics between survivors and victims. Letting go of what was, to survive what is.” ― Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever
Robert Goldstein, one of our resident writers, nominated me for the, Once a Victim Now a Survivor Award. Rob also has a website named, Art by Rob Goldstein. Rob is a powerful advocate for the rights of the mentally ill and homeless. He speaks from his personal experience with the mental healthcare bureaucracy in America and the stigma our society still holds. Please read Rob’s fine work and enjoy his artwork. Continue reading “Once a Victim Now a survivor”
I am happy to be nominated for this particular award.
I’ve not seen it before and think it is a wonderful idea.
Thank you to Gentle Kindness for nominating me 🙂
This award is for those who have gone through mental illness of any kind, abuse, trauma, and especially PTSD. Here are the rules:
- Thank the blogger that nominated you
- Nominate 5 – 10 bloggers to pass the award to
- Post 5 questions for your nominees to answer (you may use the same as these below)
- Inform your nominees and post a comment in their blog to let them know they’ve been nominated
Here are the questions asked of me.
- In what ways do you feel that blogging can help people with psychological trauma or mental illness?
People with mental illness are the most stigmatized people in the U.S. We cross class and color lines, just as gays do, and just as…
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“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.”
― Hermann Hesse, Narcissus and Goldmund
We recently received our first award here at Survivors Blog Here from Rob Goldstein. Rob’s blog, Art by Rob Goldstein, is a collection of writing, poetry, art, and photographs that support his theme of living with dissociative identity disorder (DID) and the right to full access to health care for people with mental illnesses. Rob’s many works give us a close-up view of the struggle with DID and the challenges of health care for chronic illness. Rob’s talent and honest forthright approach humanizes this struggle by bringing it out into the light and showing us the face of a spirit that strives to live a normal and productive life, to gain acceptance by dispelling fear and judgement, and to educate us with a gentle touch and calm tone. Thank you Rob! You are an inspiration and a true Liebster in the WordPress community. Continue reading “We’ve Been Liebstered!”