Opposite Action in Action

Saturday’s are busy days for my family. My SO, Bonus Daughter, and myself go to karate. Our dojo is about an hour away, depending on traffic. We travel the furthest of any of the other students, I think. It’s good for us. I love the martial art. It’s not just exercise. There’s history, tradition, andContinue reading “Opposite Action in Action”

Willingness versus Willfulness

In case you missed the Podcast yesterday, here’s the video! Willingness is an important part of your mental health journey. If you aren’t willing to put the effort in to try for yourself then no one is going to be able to help you to do so. It’s a sad fact that loved ones needContinue reading “Willingness versus Willfulness”

The Best Laid Plans

Last night and this morning, I put some good attempts into working on the logo. I don’t have the original line art from my tattoo, but I do have some good photographs. I just can’t seem to get anything accomplished though. Every time I’d draw a line, it just didn’t seem right. I’d start, hateContinue reading “The Best Laid Plans”

Brainstorming, the Owl Rain

June 2013 was my last hospitalized suicide attempt. I’m having a hard time writing about this subject. I’ve openly talked about my mental health issues for years now, but sometimes, returning to the past can be difficult for my mental health. Not everyone is always understanding of mental health issues. Even those who love you.Continue reading “Brainstorming, the Owl Rain”

Mango, the Bird, not the Fruit

I can’t even remember the topic I had been considering to use today. Grief always has a way of washing away any coherent thought. When pets pass away, it’s always the worst. I feel like our sweet companions touch our hearts so strongly despite their short time on this Earth. Mango was 11 years oldContinue reading “Mango, the Bird, not the Fruit”

The Journey … a DBT Podcast

In case you missed the Podcast when it streamed live on Twitch, Elektra has posted the entire thing on her Youtube! This past week’s Podcast was about “Checking the Facts”. The other past episodes are also posted there. If anyone is interested in learning more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy, please feel free to join usContinue reading “The Journey … a DBT Podcast”

Social Media Banner

As I was uploading the new banner to Atelier Whootique’s different social media platforms, I noticed my last post in Patreon. It’s been over a year. JUN 29, 2020 AT 5:25 AMRebranding“After a lot of thought and some careful soul searching, I’ve decided to release Fish Bowl. The story behind the brand and website nameContinue reading “Social Media Banner”