I am unusual for someone who deals with schizophrenia, in that in many instances, I am good with people. It hasn’t always been this way, and things were a lot tougher, when I had next to no awareness that the way I dealt with people was a strength. In the past, I’d attract all sorts […]Read More What Are You Good At?
So, the “ring,” for me, is waking up every day and “trying” as best as I can to follow a checklist, which includes self-care items and a few chores. More often than not, I do poorly. I call it failure, because I can sometimes learn from it, which makes it a “fail.” For me. If […]Read More Why I Keep Getting Back In The Ring (So To Speak)
I am troubled by my delusions and hallucinations. As someone who has chronic mental health issues, I absolutely hate getting “stuck” with, in many cases, having to ”connect the dots.” Imagine if you will, that you have affixed your attention, on a person (or persons), and you all of a sudden, begin to think that […]Read More Symptoms That Trouble Me And How I Deal With Them
Maybe I am asking the wrong group of people, as many of my readers are struggling with mental health conditions themselves. But, I do wonder. I have wondered. And, I will continue to wonder. I will never know what being “normal” is truly like, which is fine. But, there is just so much shit going […]Read More What Do People Without Psychosis Think About?
NOTE: This was written awhile ago, but still applies to many of us. It is desire, along with having decent stability, that helps with my having good insight. And, I have just enough decent stability to make me have good insight, at various intervals, throughout my days. But, my stability wavers, and my world ends […]Read More Inside Suffering: A Look At Stability, Insight, And Statistics
NOTE: As with my no longer posting on politics, I am no longer planning to post on (new or old) family matters. This is my final post in that arena, as I have learned that all of the above can be triggering for me. Due to poverty, a lack of education, ignorance, and the way […]Read More Having Grace In The Worst Of Situations
For the past several years, I’ve been working to figure many things out. I have this attitude that I will get it figured out, and one way or another, I will shine! It’s rather difficult at times though, because it isn’t always so easy working through things. Like, for instance, my family situation. It just […]Read More I Can Figure This Out!
When Denzel Washington won the Outstanding Actor In a Motion Picture Award in 2002 (I believe it was for Training Day through the Screen Actors Guild), he said the following things, which I find quite helpful to anyone who wants to be great in any endeavor: “Fall Down Seven Times Get Up Eight.” “Ease Is […]Read More Denzel Washington Quotes
I feel like shit today. All told, I got seven hours of sleep last night. And, I still feel terrible. Welcome to my life with chronic mental illness! The trajectory can be better than this, but it depends a lot on one’s quality of sleep, which I have a difficult time with sleep. That and […]Read More Ambition And Chronic Mental Illness: A Special Kind Of Hell
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” life decisions, but a plethora of people aren’t able to say the same. I am […]Read More The Ability To ‘F’ Up Your Life