Another Chapter

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.”
– Rumi

When I woke up that morning I had no idea that I would be starting another chapter of my life. I don’t even think that ‘chapter’ is the correct term. This is an entirely new episode. All I knew was that my daughter was coming for a visit. This was exciting for me, to be honest. Living up in Playa…

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So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

“I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope, for hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love, for love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, but the faith and the love are all in the waiting. Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought: So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.”

– T. S. Eliot

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Admission is Free (ing)

Admission is Free (ing)

Today was the day that I learned that admission of guilt made me free. And what I felt guilt about was nothing to feel guilty about at all. Yes, to this guiltfunhouse, admission was free. And, while all the time that I felt that being an advocate, acting like this was all about pride in spite of pain was all you were going to get out of me, it was important that I finally said it. I had to say it to…

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Do you love your world yet?

Do you love your world yet?

Why is there so much mental health stigma in the US? Look at these numbers! If these numbers are accurate, we all love someone living with a mental illness. Are you ashamed of someone you love? Hands up if you DON’T know someone with a mental illness. (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, BPD, ADHD, Schizophrenia…)

Why is there so much mental health stigma in the US? Look at these numbers! If these numbers are accurate, we all love someone living with a mental illness. Are you ashamed of someone you love? Hands up if you DON’T know someone with a mental illness. (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, BPD, ADHD, Schizophrenia…)

Learning how we feel about things may take a long time, it’s called living your life.

Learning how we feel about things may take a long time, it’s called living your life.

Regret Nothing

Regret Nothing

No matter what happens to you, your experience is an invitation to create something of value, something meaningful.
The Cost Of Not Caring: Stigma Set In Stone

There is no other area of medicine where the govt is the source of the #stigma. http://usat.ly/1mpJWns #mentalhealth #chronicallyawesome