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Please Visit My New Site

Thank you for visiting! I have created a new site that houses everything you need in one place. It has a blog with my writing about dementia, mental illness, and body positivity. The site also has the

03/01/2015 07:29:00 PM

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5 Things Wrong With The Focus on Lewy Body Dementia as Robin Williams' "Reason" for Death By Suicide

I just saw this headline today: "Robin Williams driven to suicide by Lewy Body Dementia." I have so many issues with this and I wanted to share a few of the problems this headline brings up in our cul

11/13/2014 01:16:00 PM

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Lessons From My Parents: What Does Farting Have to Do With Love and Commitment?

This, by far, is one of the weirdest posts I have ever written.  Or, at least the weirdest title, but you have to have a catchy  Rev. Katie with her parents. Copyright, Rev. Katie Norris title if you

11/07/2014 05:20:00 PM

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What International Travel Taught Me About Shame, Ableism, and Invisible Disabilities

I debated a lot with myself whether or not my son and I should join my husband on his work trip to Brazil. He has travelled out of the country a lot, but my son and I never have. My husband has always

10/31/2014 12:18:00 PM

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Buzzfeed and Parents: A Child's Panic is NOT Funny

I always hate when I see these videos or photos that make fun of "overdramatic" kids who clearly are either panicking or over their threshold of being able to function because they just don't understa

09/24/2014 02:20:00 PM

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