Okay, so it’s been a year since I blogged… so what??? What have I been doing? Well, continuing recovery, of course! And I must say, it’s been an instructive year. I think I’m finally learning to “go with the flow…”
Most of my life I was indifferent to politics. I considered politicians to be people who said what they needed to say to be elected, and then played word games to explain away their failure to keep election promises.
By the time we hit age 25, we have accumulated a lot of… well, “stuff”… in our psyches. Some of it is good, like encouragement and love. Other things are rather stinky… such as hurts, lies, and abuse. But every gardener knows that when starting a garden, a good compost is of real value. Arguably, … More Composting the psyche… layer upon precious layer
Someone has managed to capture what I see in my dreams… but for me it’s Jesus rather than women.
During a psychotic episode – or, in this case, a semi-episode, it is as though a great window opens up and the heavens pour through – with all the light and wind and song and thunder of a wondrous choir of angels. There is so much information – more than the mind can possibly process … More Least burdensome… most generous
Mom and I had our phone call yesterday, and she mentioned that she had been somewhat concerned the past several days that I might be starting down the road toward an episode. I confess, I was concerned too. When episodes begin, I become very “good” and somewhat poetic, seeing messages everywhere and interpreting things to … More Coming back down to Earth
Recently I asked two friends, “If I was an animal, which animal do you think it would be? What animal do I remind you of?” The first said, “A lion.” The second, who knows me better, said, “A lioness.” This is far from how I think of myself, but it is exactly how I think … More Lion, lioness… kitten
Each day, I get up intending to have a “normal” day. I think, “I will have breakfast, get ready, and go to work. I’ll have lunch, finish my work and come home. I’ll do some housework, eat dinner, enjoy some leisure time, and sleep… and then I’ll get up and do it again.” But somehow, … More A Wrench in the Works
Do you remember as a kid in school, planting a lima bean? You would put dirt into a cup, poke a bean into the dirt, and add water regularly. Before long, a tiny shoot would grow, bearing what was left of the bean.
Here’s the next post in the original Facebook series. The link is http://www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm. Another site with which to become familiar is http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-fmla.htm for the Family & Medical Leave Act of 1993 (also amended in 2008), which is unpaid leave but can protect your job (and your employer) should you need to miss work due to a mental illness condition.