To Remember Who You Are

To Remember Who You Are

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Getting UNComfortable With Chaos and Crisis

Getting UNComfortable With Chaos and Crisis

Very often as one starts traveling this path from there, where we’ve been, to where we want to be we can find ourselves stuck in patterns of what I call “chronic chaos”. This – chronic chaos – may be that place where “nothing ever seems to go right” or “why…

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Full Recovery From Schizophrenia Without Drugs

A good video to share with those who still believe they or their family members will be “sick for life”…

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For YEARS I’ve Been Accused of This

For YEARS I’ve Been Accused of This

Over the years at different times I’ve been accused of teaching the idea that a “positive attitude” can make everything all better. The thing is – this is not what I teach/share. Quite the opposite. What I actually teach is that we don’t ever “get over” all the bad shit that…

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Depression:  A Different Perspective

Depression:  A Different Perspective

A quick share from Phil at Behaviorism and Mental Health. An excerpt: “A depressed person continues to live, but they do not continue to decide.” “A depressed person is mainly on autopilot without realizing that they are mainly on autopilot. A depressed person will do what they always do, say…

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When Another Person Makes You Suffer (Thict Nhat Hanh)

When Another Person Makes You Suffer (Thict Nhat Hanh)

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. – Thich Nhat Hanh Wow. Well. This is a pretty big subject for survivors of drama, trauma and dysfunction. But this essay by Nancy Nicolazzo is also a very good example…

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Stigma and Mental Health: What is it Really?

Stigma and Mental Health: What is it Really?

This article by Dr Gary Sidely examines several main points that I have always found to be true: That psychiatry is at the root of “stigma”, that those with such labels are deemed dangerous and different by the general public, and creating a “difference” by making up labels perpetuates the…

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Mastering Our Moods

Mastering Our Moods

Learning how to shift our “mood” is vital to feeling hopeful and empowered. When we believe we are at the mercy of our moods we often will also feel victimized, overwhelmed, hopeless, helpless and powerless over our lives. In the mental illness system we are conditioned and TAUGHT to believe…

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Are We Being Groomed? “Redefining Mental Illness” – NYTimes.com

Are We Being Groomed? “Redefining Mental Illness” – NYTimes.com

Just as society breathed a sigh of relief when the “chemical imbalance” theory was presented to us decades ago and filled us with hope that help would finally be available for those who suffered and struggled, I question if this article is not a bit of posture-izing that will get…

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Mental Wellness is Accessible to Anyone through these 3 Principles

Mental Wellness is Accessible to Anyone through these 3 Principles

A Story I wanted to share with you today. This story was given to me by a friend. It’s a true story although to be clear, it is not my story. This story is about a young woman named Molly who fell into the trap of believing that she was…

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