What do batteries and spoons have to do with mental health?
When I first heard about Christine Miserandino’s spoon theory, I laughed. It seemed really absurd to me, even as someone living with chronic mental health problems. I mean, seriously….spoons? Surely there’s a better comparison when talking about how health issues affect us on a daily basis? In fact, when I shared the theory with my husband one evening, he laughed too and we spent the next few minutes coming up with a ton of different ways of describing energy.
Lengths of string. Minutes and seconds. Puppies. It really didn’t matter. Anything that could be enumerated, divided, stolen. Okay, admittedly the puppies were a little less realistic, but they’re so cute! Who wouldn’t want to measure their energy in puppies? Read More