Posted by: Marie | July 8, 2009

(101) Spotlight: Blisschick

Post #101

Spotlight on a Great Blog

I have been perusing many therapy and mental health related blogs over the past few months and have found quite a number that I really like and have added to my blogroll.

Some of those blogs are of exceptional value to me — I feel compelled to call attention to them, as is the case with the blog I’m highlighting in this post. You may ask, “What qualifies as exceptional value?” Well, I value the following:

1) An overall focus on healing and moving forward — that doesn’t necessarily mean there is an absence of negative material; but rather, that it is balanced with solution-oriented insights;

2) Originality — while links to and reuse of enlightening material is good, original content is even better;

3) Relevancy — the majority of the posts are related to therapy and the therapeutic process;

4) Level of activity — the author(s) keeps the material fresh.

So, here is one blog that I feel qualifies as “highly valuable”:


The blog known as “BlissChick” is written by Christine Reed. I really like the description she gives of herself in her profile: “Upon awakening from a deep sleep, I made my way out of a dark and murky woods and at last emerged near a town, lit orange-pink and sitting at the edge of a wise and ancient lake. Now ensconced in a sturdy brick house, impenetrable to any dragon’s breath, I sit writing, doing yoga, and petting animal friends. A life of geekery and glitter, a life of bliss is finally mine.”

Most of her writing is focused on living well — specifically, how she is finding her personal bliss. She includes many great suggestions, book reviews and interviews with inspiring people. Once in a while, she touches on the trauma she has experienced in her own childhood; however, she makes a point of talking about the healing and the benefit that can be born from those experiences.

So, if you are so inclined, I encourage you to swing by her blog and enjoy!


Speaking of great blogs, I just came across an awesome and very relevant set of posts in another blog concerning pap smears for survivors — and how this author is dealing with the validiation of her memories that was handed to her through the testing process. These posts are exceptionally well written and contain some incredible resource material.

Warrior Schedules Pap Test

The Day Before the Pap

Warrior Victorious in Pap Test

In the Wake of Proof

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  1. Marie,
    This is very helpful.
    She sounds delightful and I can’t wait to check out her blog.
    Have a nice break.

    • Thanks for letting me know, Vicki!

      – Marie

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