Helpful: Community. Boundaries. Suffering. The push-pull of perfectionism. To always make the effort! Being polite and conversational. Being industrious. Learning … Continue Reading 31 Things That Have Either Helped Me Or That Have Not
Let’s poll the experts—the people living with severe mental illness. How can I return to a place of “better” functioning? … Continue Reading Redefining “Good” Again
Yes, I am talking about the ‘R’ word or “recovery.” What exactly does it mean? Well, time has taught me, … Continue Reading A Word That Gets Thrown Around A Lot, And Means A Lot, To A Lot Of People
Monday, I wrote a bit about my schedule/to do list, and I am sharing a snippet of the current incarnation … Continue Reading My Schedule / To Do List
For a number of years, I spent a great deal of time looking ahead. I mean, if I wasn’t reminiscing … Continue Reading Taking Life One Hour At A Time
Awhile back, the above question was asked by Eliza’s Journey to Life (on one of her “Gratitude Challenge” posts). My … Continue Reading What Five Things Do You Like About Yourself?
I was just thinking about this, as I was perusing the featured posts on my web site. What makes me … Continue Reading What Makes You Uniquely You?
Talk about making mistakes! And, just because you spent a long time making one! This post is about how I … Continue Reading Focus And Changing Direction (Sooner Rather Than Later)
One day, while browsing around Reddit, I was excited to find this post’s image file. And, both it and some … Continue Reading Talking It Out (And Doing The Right Thing) Has Helped Me
The list: 1. That it’s difficult to keep track of all of my followers, but it’s necessary to do. 2. … Continue Reading 21 Things I’ve Learned In 10 Weeks Of Blogging
“The only meaning I can ascribe to my life is one that challenges me and makes me happy.” —Mio Angelo … Continue Reading Someone Who I Can Look Up To
It most certainly does—and, I take pride in it! I can be feeling all sorts of “messed up,” and writing … Continue Reading Writing Grounds Me
I am saddened by what everyone goes through in this community of “good” people. I go through it too. I … Continue Reading We Are Worth It!!! (Words Of Encouragement)
Here is an article published earlier today, discussing the age old argument of nature vs. nurture in schizophrenia: https://www.npr.org/2020/04/05/826695581/in-hidden-valley-road-a-familys-journey-helps-shift-the-science-of-mental-illnes
I was having a discussion with my wife today, about where I’d be if I had kept my very first … Continue Reading Striking A Balance With Your Perseverance (And, Not Being Dumb About It)
Why don’t a lot of people with severe mental illness realize that they are ill? This is a good question … Continue Reading Helping Others, 20 Years After My Diagnosis