Tag: mental illness

The Diarist – Podcast Coming This Summer

The Diarist – Podcast Coming This Summer

I am very excited to update you on the new podcast I am writing / producing with Red Couch / Black Dog Productions. I am teaming up with actors / producers Beth Ricketson & Ryan Bowen and this is our first podcast. The adaptation of my novel-in-progress, The Diarist, is turning into a noir-ish, psychological … Continue reading The Diarist – Podcast Coming This Summer

Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

I was so fortunate to work with Robin Caton founder of Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals on this story.  Robin has been a full-time antique dealer and certified appraiser for almost two decades. She is an expert in art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals is her full-time business. If you missed the first … Continue reading Hoarder House Estate Sale (Part 2): A Tour of the House

Special Guest: Robin Caton Antique Dealer Talks About Running an Estate Sale in a Hoarder’s House

Special Guest: Robin Caton Antique Dealer Talks About Running an Estate Sale in a Hoarder’s House

Robin Caton's Business & The Hoarder House (Part 1) I was so fortunate to work with Robin Caton founder of Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals. Robin has been a full-time antique dealer and certified appraiser for almost two decades. She is an expert in art, antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Found Stuff Estate Sales and Appraisals is … Continue reading Special Guest: Robin Caton Antique Dealer Talks About Running an Estate Sale in a Hoarder’s House

Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

I've been working with antique dealer, Robin Caton, for the past two weeks as she clears out the home of a hoarder with exquisite taste in furniture and a whimsical fascination with Angels and inanimate creatures. I follow her estate sale from start to finish and explore the meaning we attach to the things we … Continue reading Preview: Behind the Scenes Hoarder House Estate Sale

Going to Georgia to Find My Mother: A Personal Essay for National Mental Illness Awareness Week

Going to Georgia to Find My Mother: A Personal Essay for National Mental Illness Awareness Week

Two years ago I had an epiphany about my mother. Throughout our relationship she suffered serious mental illness. Her problems took many forms: narcissism, lack of inhibition, lack of impulse control, psychosis, depression. There was never one label that "fit" my  mother. She left the many psychiatrists and psychiatric hospitals with a variety of diagnoses: depression, paranoid schizophrenia, manic-depression, … Continue reading Going to Georgia to Find My Mother: A Personal Essay for National Mental Illness Awareness Week

My Mother’s Mental Illness and the Legacy of Psycosurgery

Two years ago I had an epiphany about my mother. Throughout our relationship she suffered serious mental illness. Her problems took many forms: narcissism, lack of inhibition, lack of impulse control, psychosis, depression. There was never one label that “fit” my mother. She left the many psychiatrists and psychiatric hospitals with a variety of diagnoses: … Continue reading My Mother’s Mental Illness and the Legacy of Psycosurgery

What Remains Inside: A Memoir About Trauma

What Remains Inside: A Memoir About Trauma

Author Video Excerpt & Personal Essay by: Donna Barrow-Green (Rose Gluck) BOOK SUMMARY: In 1981 I was fifteen years old. My mother was having a psychotic breakdown. Over the course of that year, her fixations on me intensified. At first she said I 'was' her.' She tried to convince me I would be the next … Continue reading What Remains Inside: A Memoir About Trauma