Family of Choice: Blood May Be ‘Thicker’, But Without Water We Would Die

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation, Family, Transcend

family of choice

(Based on “The Importance of Family of Choice“, published in Gonzo Times, by Michael Orion Powell, 04/02/2014) Both my wife and I came close to a terrifying sexual assault by a drug addicted lunatic in our apartment building Wednesday evening. Jennifer also has a final MRI set to show what is causing her extreme back pain today. I also have … Read More

jenniferlreimerFamily of Choice: Blood May Be ‘Thicker’, But Without Water We Would Die

7-11 Near Magnus Park, Seattle 98115: Shortchanged? Robbed? Insulted?

jenniferlreimerMad Society, Power to the People, Scars' Letters of Complaint, Transcend

stealing from customers at 7 11 Sand Point

I would like this to serve as an open letter of complaint, directed at the 7-11 store, located in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood, across from Magnus Park (98115).  I would also like it to serve as a call to action – only we, the people, can put an end to this disgusting example of monopoly tactics and mob mentality, packaged … Read More

jenniferlreimer7-11 Near Magnus Park, Seattle 98115: Shortchanged? Robbed? Insulted?

Top 10 Musts to Live the Wanderlust Life (or, How to be a Runaway)

jenniferlreimerRunaway, Transcend, Travelling

wanderlust

<From “On How to Be a Runaway”; written while running away from Philadelphia, first leg of flight, February 24, 2014, 5:22 am EST/8:22 PST.> 1. Never purchase an airline ticket more than two weeks in advance. Two weeks is really pushing it a little, I try to stick with a week, and 10 days at an absolute maximum. Most people … Read More

jenniferlreimerTop 10 Musts to Live the Wanderlust Life (or, How to be a Runaway)

“No, Not Sadness, Depression.” Submission By Wendy Madrigga

jenniferlreimerGuest Posts, Other Survivors, Transcend

bell let's talk criticism

Guest Submission on the Bell Canada “Let’s Talk” Campaign By Wendy Madrigga (send inquiries here) Editor’s note: I was one of the gripers.  The same campaign was done last year – Bell was to donate a whopping FIVE CENTS to “mental health initiatives” for every long distance call made (long distance is not unlimited or free from region to region … Read More

jenniferlreimer“No, Not Sadness, Depression.” Submission By Wendy Madrigga

Simon Fraser University Criminology Department, Robert Gordon Falsifies…

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Mad Society, Scars' Letters of Complaint, Transcend

Simon Fraser Department of Criminology Falsifies Student Records Dr. Robert Gordon

After I left the ivory tower, Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC – falsely and illegally charged with “fabricating data” by the Chair of Criminology, Dr. Robert Gordon, oft-quoted in the Vancouver Sun, initiated by a fellow student who violated a bail bond by speaking of me and appearing at my place of education and/or work (police pressed charges against him … Read More

jenniferlreimerSimon Fraser University Criminology Department, Robert Gordon Falsifies…

“Please Don’t Tell Me Anything Else, You’re Making Me Depressed.”

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation, Mad Society, Other Survivors, Transcend

survivor woman scarred but strong

Have you heard these words come out of the mouth of a “friend” when telling him/her about events in your life?  I thought that friendship was all about such sharing of life experiences: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  I missed the notice that topics like car accidents, physical and/or mental illness, death in the family, domestic violence, problems … Read More

jenniferlreimer“Please Don’t Tell Me Anything Else, You’re Making Me Depressed.”

This Personality Quiz Saved Me. And Got My F Student an A.

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Personality, Transcend

jungian personality types

I came across a quote in an article I read today, about what being an “introvert” means, versus being an “extrovert”. It was so concise it blew me away: “For introverts, most social interactions take a little out of that cup instead of filling it the way it does for extroverts.” I love to give.  I feel a calling to … Read More

jenniferlreimerThis Personality Quiz Saved Me. And Got My F Student an A.

When I Was a Ghost (Lady in Blue)

jenniferlreimerFeminism and Madness, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Transcend

lady in blue

I stumble a little.  Do you ever get a shiver from your head to your toes, for no particular reason? Am I the only one that knows this feeling? Couldn’t be. Couldn’t be. Regardless of existential musings, a series of shivers run through me.  Only this time, there’s a reason. Imagine, spending eight months with someone you think you love. … Read More

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Emotional Abuse and Invalidation

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation, Feminism and Madness, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Transcend

emotional abuse and invalidation

(What is Emotional Invalidation/Abuse?  Click Here.) I’ve been feeling really off, lately.  I know precisely why.  Over a period of seven months, I am embarrassed and shocked to say  – I should know better, always, I should know better, but I’m loyal to a fault and cling far too much to the good times and do not pay enough attention … Read More

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Emotional Invalidation Definition & Signs of Abuse

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation, Feminism and Madness, Transcend

is it emotional abuse

I have graciously borrowed this incredibly important information about the most detrimental and devastating kind of abuse – psychological abuse and emotional invalidation – because this information needs to be spread.  We cannot accept emotional abuse, it wears at our bodies, minds, and kills one’s spirit. The games that invalidators and abusers are identifiable, though when one is in the throes … Read More

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation Definition & Signs of Abuse

Pulled by Autumn, Chasing the Harvest Moon

jenniferlreimerDigging in the Dirt, Family, Transcend

taking off and landing

“Can’t stop what’s coming, can’t stop what is on it’s way.  Not even you, can stop what’s coming, can stop what is on it’s way.” – Tori Amos I pushed and pushed and pushed all summer, but I’m a tiny thing, and it was not until Autumn grabbed me, that I found the copper ring.  It’s amazing how we cannot … Read More

jenniferlreimerPulled by Autumn, Chasing the Harvest Moon

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, Just Leave Me Alone!

jenniferlreimerTranscend

psychology-tomorrow-magazine-fraud-stanley-siegel-exposed

…in spite of all this: the comment from Editor in Chief Stanley Siegel that I produced “bile” and all the rest, this elitist sham of a publication continues to promote the writing I gave them for free.  I guess telling your, um, “employer”??? – that you will not work for free – cannot prohibit them from using the work you … Read More

jenniferlreimerPsychology Tomorrow Magazine, Just Leave Me Alone!

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine Update: Stanley Siegel Speaks

jenniferlreimerLaughter = Survival, Transcend

psychology-tomorrow-magazine-fraud-stanley-siegel

“…probably more bile…” During my brief time working with Psychology Tomorrow Magazine, a publication I had to walk away from when I learned that it was trying to publish all of my Practice of Madness posts without any compensation.  I was not even getting “buzz”.  The first post I donated to their daily blog caused their Facebook click through rate to … Read More

jenniferlreimerPsychology Tomorrow Magazine Update: Stanley Siegel Speaks

Shuntaro Tanikawa, Balmoral Hall Reviews, and Other Unwanted Responsibilities

jenniferlreimerAcademia is Nuts!, Family, Poetry, Prose, Personal, Transcend

balmoral hall

The analytics that Google allows any website owner to use for free are powerful, though you do have to teach yourself how to use the software.  Over the past four years, creating and recreating Practice of Madness I have learned a lot more about everything from programming languages to statistics to marketing tactics – all in an attempt to reach the … Read More

jenniferlreimerShuntaro Tanikawa, Balmoral Hall Reviews, and Other Unwanted Responsibilities

Shamanism and Madness: Buy Magic Mushrooms, Peyote, and More

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The_Moth_and_The_Rainbow_by_ScarletHawk

Another reader request… I recently, after months of searching, found a reliable vendor that sells both magic mushroom grow kits and 8 year-old peyote plants.  They also accept a very wide variety of payment methods, including Visa and MasterCard. I have not had many encounters with the entheogens since I left grad school, unfortunately.  I was either too poor or not thinking … Read More

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