The results are in

I had Raider’s DNA tested through @embarkvet .  He is: 32.5% Poodle (Small) 14.9% Cocker Spaniel 11.8% German Shepherd Dog 9.2% Chow Chow 6.0% Pekingese 25.6% Supermutt * *What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors: Boxer Golden Retriever Samoyed Shih Tzu You can see more here: EMBK.ME/RAIDER2 (I…

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There is no need to fear me

  Yes, I have a mental illness. A scary kind that starts with schiz…. But, I am not and never have been violent.  I am more likely to be the victim of a crime than the perpetrator. I am enough of a suicide risk, by that label alone, that I can not purchase life insurance. …

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The Gift

I go to a support group for people with mood disorders.  Moods are part of schizoaffective disorder. The moderator likes to refer to our illness as a ‘gift’. Like we have special powers. He believes he is more creative, has deeper feelings, and I don’t know what else. He even said he would not take…

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Dealing with Anxiety

I am suffering with constant anxiety. My stomach feels queasy and I am having trouble with shallow breathing. I just started a new job and I think that is the issue. i am hoping once I settle in, it will stop. My therapist suggested more exercise and mindfulness. My pdoc said to push through it,…

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DNA testing

I have been interested in the different DNA tests available, like ancestry or 23andMe. (I am not endorsing any products). At one time, I worked at a company that did DNA work.  I even met Francis Collins, one of the leaders of the human genome project, who was a consultant. I was interested, but I…

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