Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Blog awards, and kudos to some blogs with substance

Hi Folks!

There are a few new recipients of the "I Choose to Live" Award, and I'd like you to check out their blogs if you have a chance.

I also was happy to receive the Blog with Substance Award from Yumers at Jumpstarting a Life with a Little Spark to the Head.

Upon receiving this award, I am supposed to thank the one who gave it to me, which I did, and also write my blog "philosophy, motivation, experience" in five words, then pass along the award to ten more blogs.

In five words: The truth of my life.

And to pass along this award, here are ten more blogs with substance:


  1. Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for posting this list, there are some interesting blogs here. I am new to the world of mental illness-related blogging and just found your page via the "Depression Marathon" blog.

    I read some of your older posts too. Good work talking to the police about mental illness from your view! Anything that gives them a better understanding of what it is like is a great benefit. It must have been tough - public speaking is scary at the best of times, let alone talking to an audience of cops about what it is like to experience mental illness! Congrats for being able to do it!


  2. Thank you Jen!!! You are so sweet. This is just what I need to get back into the blogging thing again. Keep up the good work.

  3. From one Jennifer to another -- Thank you! I've been in a blogging slump lately, or so it feels, but it's great to be recognized. And I'll be adding you to my blogroll, too.

    Take care,


  4. cool that you thought of me!! I'm honored that you like my writing and stuff like this keeps me going and inspired!! I like how you speak the truth too. It's nice to have a "virtual group therapy network" online in all these blogs. KEep it up everyone!! :)

  5. Thank you, TDR. I think everybody should speak out when they can. I have only done the speaking to the police thing twice, but I feel like there is an important purpose for doing it, which made it possible to overcome the terror of public speaking (I am not a fan of that!).

    Thanks, Amber! Glad to see you back in the blogosphere.

    Thanks, Jennifer. I love your writing.

    Thanks, H.B.W. Your blog is excellent. I agree, we sort of have a little community online of "group therapy", which can be helpful. I wish I had more time to read other people's blogs.


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