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March 5, 2009
Healthy Anger

Let me get this straight-there is nothing wrong with being angry! I am an angry woman and I have been angry a very, very, very long time. My anger is not the problem. The only problem that comes from being angry is when someone does not know how to handle the anger or even worse, […]

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March 5, 2009
The Rev. Monica Coleman Lecture on Spiritual Practice and Depression

http://us.mc562.mail.yahoo.com/mc/showMessage?.rand=2100477830&fid=Inbox&mid=1_44818_ANhu%2FNgAAYUYSbAkbgmW0HXndac&noFlush=&mcrumb=v54YA%2FlcN5P#Click on the link above and you will be able to view the video of my good friend, Monica A. Coleman's lecture "On Baking and Biking: The Theological (and Neurological?) Value of non-Contemplative Spiritual Disciplines as Spiritual Practices in the Context of Depressive Conditions." This was part of a conferences on Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices […]

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February 28, 2009
Embroider Me II

My second bag looks pretty cool, I think, though I need to work on getting my stitches straighter. The picture is one I took of a cat I used to have named Cinnamon, climbing the Christmas tree. I printed the picture on this kind of cotton fabric that can be put though the printer. There […]

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February 27, 2009
What You Need to Know about GLBTQI Mental Health

Many queer folk have some kind of serious mental illness and need help. Unfortunately, many times these people do not get the help they need, because they are afraid to ask for it or because they do not know if anyone will listen to them without judging. I know this from personal experience. I am […]

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February 26, 2009
The Highly Sensitive Person

Recovery is all about knowing and honoring your boundaries. This can be very difficult and can involve sacrifice, but it is worth it. Today I did not attend the candlelight vigil for eating disorder awareness week. I really wanted to, because I want to show my support and because I think it is important, but […]

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February 26, 2009
The NAMI Website: Check It Out!!!

The NAMI website really has everything you need to be a great advocate! I have the link on this site that will take you to its main page and from there you can find the legislators in your state and how to contact them. It also has discussion groups and the latest news on mental […]

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February 25, 2009
Our Weakest Links

"A group is only as strong as its weakest link." ~ Anonymous I have heard the above statement many times and like many anonymous sayings that are now considered trite, it still holds true. "Knowledge is power"is another such statement and my personal favorite. It's time to stop speaking in vagueries-the "group" I'm thinking of […]

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February 24, 2009
Tickle the Fickle Pickle!

Every other Monday I attend a writing group at Charis bookstore in Atlanta and we always begin the session by doing a quick writing exercise. A couple of weeks ago, we had to write a passage using certain words and this is what I came up with. It is a true story that I will […]

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February 22, 2009
New Job Celebratory Recipes

After my job interview Friday, I returned home to a wonderful dinner. It was a Greek-influenced sundried tomato chicken slow cooker dish that I made for the first time that turned out great! Here's the recipe: Sundried-Tomato Chicken(adapted from the book, "FIx-It and Forget-It Lightly" by Phyllis Pellman Good) Ingredients: 1TB Olive Oil 3lbs Boneless, […]

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February 22, 2009
Feb. 22-28, Eating Disorders Awareness Week

It's eating disorders awareness week, so I'm reposting my list of eating disorder events and groups in Atlanta. Sunday, Feb. 22 – Merrick’s Walk – Noon- 5K Run/Walk-Location: Galloway School- Honors all who have died and all who still struggle with an eating disorder- For more info: www. edin-ga.org Events at Ridgeview Institute – All […]

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