I will start off by saying, that my memory isn’t so good. Especially regarding current events. I am at a place where I just feel numb with my symptoms overall. I am in my mid-40’s, and I can’t imagine the … Continue Reading An Awareness Of My Symptoms
NOTE: This was written awhile ago, but some of the tenants are still true. I am just waiting for my (physical) health to deteriorate. That’s a fact! I am so pissed about it too! I don’t know how to function … Continue Reading When You’re Waiting To Die, Because You Aren’t “Able”
I like to feel like I am making progress, so I think about the idea of “one day at a time.” It’s not always the case that I am making progress, and a lot of times, whatever work I am … Continue Reading What Does “One Day At A Time” Mean In The Scheme Of Things?
I have “finalized” over 100 schedules in the past 20 years—none of which I’ve been able to stick with. In the past month, I’ve made (and improved upon) my schedule a dozen times—thinking I was done with each carnation, at … Continue Reading Making A Schedule
A blog (not associated with WordPress) that I’ve been reading as of late, pissed me off today, with the suggestion that we must all be “grateful,” and that that alone will create more “happiness” in our lives! I say, “bullshit,” … Continue Reading Blogs That Make Outlandish Claims
Most all of the people who are now gone out of my life, had one thing in common. They were gatekeeping disability! I truly wonder how many of you have noticed that same behavior in your (old) associates? It is … Continue Reading Gatekeeping Disability
Trigger Warning: I am a white person, and this post is directly (and indirectly) about some of my experiences with racism. I have effectively been written off by most people that I, myself know, for sharing my views on Facebook. … Continue Reading Racism Is Intolerable, No Matter Who You Are… A Day Of Insight
I grew up believing in the notion that people are basically good. I breathed it… I felt it… and, then I didn’t breathe it or feel it. I was a kid who had problems with other kids. Bullying—namely. And, even … Continue Reading Racist White People
I have a space to ask, “how can I make it better?” And, the side effect is, I ask the same question about my life/illness! I wish I could say, with some amount of certainty, that it is possible to … Continue Reading Since I’ve Been Blogging…
I can’t always do this, but I have noticed (as many anxiety sufferers probably have) that many of the things I fear in life, are unfounded. To elaborate, it is more than fear that I am talking about—it’s my delusions. … Continue Reading I Am Learning To Double And Triple Check Many Beliefs
Isn’t recovery merely a series of “self-care” practices? The more I study recovery, it sure seems that way! I am interested in the idea of full-recovery, which many psychiatrists seem to think exists. But, does full-recovery exist amid future, potential … Continue Reading This Is Not An Anti-Recovery Post!
Sorry, but the title should read, “The Case For (And Against) Being Spiritual.” That said, I believe in a higher power. And, I’ll admit it, to some, it makes little sense. But, I do! And, I do because it “grounds … Continue Reading The Case For (And Against) Religious Conviction
Disclaimer: This Site is intended to provide general knowledge, and is not intended to serve as medical advice of any sort. Changes in mental health treatment should never be made without consulting your health care provider. I am speaking of … Continue Reading Why I No Longer Advocate Any Kind Of Therapy
This can and often does happen. For many people. I think life is complicated, and that there are a lot of people out there with undiagnosed and untreated mental illness. I have been fortunate to make a lot of “right” … Continue Reading The Ability To ‘F’ Up Your Life
NOTE: This post is about my psychosis experience, but I also wanted to say that chronic illnesses “in general” cause A LOT of problems for the individuals struggling with them. Intentionality often drives my daily practice! In addition to having … Continue Reading I Am The Exception Rather Than The Rule: Intentionality And My Experience With Psychosis
At this point, I am thinking that I will continue to share with you, some of what I experience every day. For instance, I am confused and am struggling a lot right now! I am wanting to move forward with … Continue Reading What Direction Would You Like To See This Blog Go?