Have Patience with Us, We are Experiencing Growing Pains

I’ve noticed my website has lost a ton of readers in these past few months. At first, I put it off to my being ill, but I think it is a symptom of, perhaps, something a little more.   I realize that to many who live in other countries, it looks like the population of [...]

Working with a Mental Health Disorder and The Americans with Disabilities Act

On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law was a huge leap forward in helping the people of the United States facing mobility and other disabling conditions conquer many of the barriers we face in everyday life. What better way to celebrate Mental [...]

The Importance of Your Light

I hear from people every week who tell me either through what they say or how they say it that their life is meaningless. They moan that because other people do not see them as valuable, they are valueless. I'm here to state right here on this post that what these poor folks and some [...]

Why Our Men Are Not Okay

Women have been rightfully marching together protesting the way we have been treated down through history. We women have received less pay, been forced to do menial labor and expected to raise children alone all while being vilified. However, from my last post, it’s clear that men, like women, are often victims of childhood and [...]

The Power of Fusion

Fusion doesn't mean becoming a singleton or losing parts of yourself, rather it means growing into a fuctional whole.

Insights on Suicide from Someone Who Has Survived

Choosing to die by suicide has become an epidemic in the United States. I lost my mother to it in 2012 and have almost become a statistic at least three times. As many of you know already, I recently gave a short speech at a function to raise awareness of choosing to die by suicide. [...]

Ever Year My Birthday is a Miracle

On September 4, 1980, I made a pact that could have cost me my life. I decided that if I didn’t see any progress in my life and still felt horrible, I’d die by suicide on September 4, 1990. You see, that is my birthday. My Life Was Messy  I was so sick inside from [...]

Names on a Gravestone

I get contemplative while washing dishes. I’m not sure why I just always have. Today while washing the noodles off my little nephew’s bowl and spoon from lunch, I stood with my hands in the warm soapy and water thinking. My mind wondered as it often does to mortality and how all humans have a [...]

A Nowhere Man?

I’ve written on this blog about the road less taken many times before. However, there are so many aspects and thoughts I have concerning it, I had to write another post. Some consider the somewhere they are reaching for to be heaven, some nirvana, some consider it blinking into nothingness. That’s not what I’m really [...]

Research Backs Up the Truth: Parents Who Are Invalidating Harm Kids

I was reading my email this morning and came across an article that proved what I've said here about being invalidated in childhood.  In the article on Psychology Today    I found a piece backing up what we who were the victims of this kind of treatment have always known, it damaged us. Granted, the article [...]

Don’t Throw the Addict Out With the Bath Water

As a Person who has survived horrible addictions to many prescription drugs, I understand what it is like to be a slave to substances.  Too often people, like myself, are caught up in the life-altering disease of addiction are demonized and given the title of  bad people. Let me be absolutely clear. We are not [...]

A Message of Hope

Once in a while there is a story that tugs at my heart and I must respond by writing about it. Below is such a story. Professor Stephen Hawking died recently and this past week a ceremony celebrating his life was held. His voice of reason and discovery will be horribly missed by the world. [...]

The Danger of the Wave

***Trigger Warning*** I normally veer away from writing triggering material on my blog site, but this is a message I feel very strongly needs to be shared. The following post is about suicide and the strong emotions that accompany both before and after an attempt is made. If you feel unable to read such material, [...]

Mental Illness is a Human Condition!

100% OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD WILL SUFFER FROM A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS!