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October 6, 2017
Checking Anxiety's Facts

I will set free the people that you ensnare like birds.  I will tear off your veils and save my people from your hands, and they will no longer fall prey to your power.  Then you will that I am the Lord.  Ezekiel 14:20-21 Anxiety and fear do often ensnare me.  Sometimes I feel like I […]

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October 3, 2017
Resources for Anxiety

Yet God is not simply the destination, but one who is known on the journey.  It is a journey from the life of bondage to life in the presence of God.  (Marcus Borg, Meeting Jesus Again For The First Time, 125) You can substitute the word, wellness, for God, if you want.  I am on […]

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October 1, 2017
Whatever It Takes For My Recovery

Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life.  But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.  (The Message Bible, 218-219) Recovery is not a linear path - sometimes you have to go back to a place you thought you had left […]

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September 11, 2017
Intentional Peer Support vs. Advice Giving: A FaceBook Dialogue

The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.    ~David Bailey    What most people need is validation, not advice.   ~Me 4 tasks of peer support: connection, world view, mutuality, moving towards.    ~Anonymous A Facebook friend posted about her feelings of frustration when she tried to give another friend […]

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August 26, 2017
Prevent Regret By Following Your Intuition

May was saying that when it is time to die, go ahead and die, and when it's time to live, live.  Don't sort-of-maybe live, but live like you're going all out, like you're not afraid.  (211, The Secret Life of Bees).  The way to all-out live is to follow your intuition, to follow in the […]

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August 2, 2017
Phone Banking As Self Care

Christ is the change that occurs in humanity, in art, in philosophy, everywhere.  (90, Monica A. Coleman, Making a Way Out of No Way). You have to be open to Christ for this change to occur.  (Me) You can substitute "Love" for the word, "Christ", if you prefer.  I believe that whenever you are open […]

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June 26, 2017
Expressing Gratitude for Bipolar Disorder

And now, isn't it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God?  You're more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, more responsible. (The Message Bible, 381) I often attend Javamonkey Speaks, which is the open mic spoken word held every Sunday at Javamonkey, a […]

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May 17, 2017
What An Ally Looks Like

Nobody's free until everybody's free. - Fannie Lou Hamer  Recently I read an article from the queer point of view and was surprised at how many people were defensive about the advice given.  Of course, I should not have read the comments but it did prompt me to think about what I consider to be […]

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April 15, 2017
The Hearing Voices Network Introduced Me To First World Trauma

Let us not ask, "What is wrong with you?" but, " What happened to you?" I recently took a life-changing, empowering, and validating training to be a support group facilitator for the Hearing Voices Network (HVN).  HVN is an organization that started in England and is now worldwide that provides nonclinical, nonjudgmental support groups for […]

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March 29, 2017
Accepting The Limitations Of Creativity

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn't get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations.  (388, The Message Bible) About a month ago, I heard someone who was in a position of power make the statement in front […]

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