I Have Shit To Say

Valuable Information or Just Crazy Ramblings: You Decide I haven’t been publishing anything lately, actually nothing this year. I have written a million things. I begin talking about whatever subject I am thinking about at that given moment, and inevitably I stop. I either think its crap, or no one could possibly even care aboutContinue reading “I Have Shit To Say”

The Spiral

I have recently had what some might call, a spiritual awakening. A series of strange occurrences took place which left me very confused. I began asking the universe questions like, “What do you want from me? Why do these strange things keep happening? Why me?” I asked someone who I admire and look up toContinue reading “The Spiral”

The Key

Life..  it’s complicated and messy. No one gets out of here unscathed by the rigors of life. However, not everyone handles life’s obstacles in the same way; largely due to how each of us perceives our life and the lives of the people around us.  I have always traveled down a difficult path, and someContinue reading “The Key”

My Retort

I chose yesterday of all days, to turn off the feature that had me pre-approve all comments on my posts. I chose to do this because of the way my mind was working at the time. My mind very forcefully said, “Who cares if someone disagrees or doesn’t like my post, or says something negativeContinue reading “My Retort”

Fighting Mental Health Stigma

The Problem There are so many issues as a result of mental health stigma. At the most basic, stigma discriminates and alienates people who are pretty rough on themselves already. On a national level, we have a fragmented healthcare system which further alienates the mentally ill. We lack adequate mental health care professionals, and theContinue reading “Fighting Mental Health Stigma”

My Guest Blog

I was a guest blogger on this woman’s website recently. She has a mental health blog I follow on WordPress, and she’s published a few books as well. I liked her writing immediately so when I saw that she was interested in hosting guests for a series called “The Emerging Blogger”, I jumped right onContinue reading “My Guest Blog”

The ACE’s Quiz

My case manager and I were wrapping up a long session of the dreaded “treatment plan” update, when he exclaimed, “Oh, I almost forgot! There is a new quiz we have to do now!” He was referring to the ACE’s quiz. A.C.E is an acronym for “adverse childhood experiences”. The quiz was simple, but theContinue reading “The ACE’s Quiz”

Perception Is Reality

I used to at least always attempt to be optimistic about everything, even when the universe seemed against me. This is a feat I struggle with immensely now, especially after everything I have been through in my life. Years of mental health issues, tragedy, or just being a grumpy asshole can turn the optimist intoContinue reading “Perception Is Reality”