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February 21, 2009
Condolences

Yesterday's joy is now tempered after the email I received today informing me that Senator Renee S. Unterman's son, Zak, committed suicide. This is so sad. Senator Unterman was the first woman ever elected into Senate leadership and her causes include conservation, and rights for the elderly and for those living with mental illness. She […]

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February 20, 2009
So Happy! I have a job!

Well, I was going to do a clever post about Cosmo, but that's for another day... I'm too excited about my own current events right now! I have a job! It's a full-time job with health benefits! I'm so excited I want to go dancing and I want to paint and sing and laugh really […]

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February 19, 2009
How can I claim to be a radical feminist and yet have an eating disorder?

I am hesitant to write about this, but I feel I must, so here goes: A couple of weeks ago, I was standing in the hall near my therapist’s office writing out her check and I see her out of the corner of my eye help her next client step onto a scale. All at […]

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February 17, 2009
Embroider Me

Right now, like many other people right now, I do not have a paying job. Sometimes it’s a tough blow to my self-esteem, though the worst part is that my time is not structured enough. Sure, I could set my alarm clock and get used to a set schedule, which would probably be a wonderful […]

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February 14, 2009
Two Recovery Poems

What Do I Want? Do I want to lose or want to win? If I should lose the weight, Will I win my own self-worth? If I should lose my body Will I regain my soul? No!-my soul is a part of my bodyAnd my body is a temple. I must take care of it […]

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February 13, 2009
Burned Woman's Family Asks, "WHY?!" (from AJC.com)

Gold Pak, husband of the victim and father of the suspect, is questioning why Georgia Regional Hospital in Decatur had released his daughter, whom they believed was not ready to leave the facility after a seven-week stay.“My daughter should stay in regional hospital a couple more months, but they say ‘that’s OK, take her home,’” […]

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February 13, 2009
NAMI-The Time for Cute Signs is Over!!!

Yesterday, I went to the "Have a Heart, Save a Mind Rally & Press Conference" at the GA capitol and unfortunately, it was quite disappointing. Did we get in the news? No. Did anyone really pay attention? No. We were a quiet, small gathering on the steps of the capitol-a nice speech was given, as […]

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February 13, 2009
NAMI, Mommy

"I'm one of the class clowns here at NAMI," she laughingly said to me. "NAMI, mommy, I say, because come here and NAMI will take care of you." This last Tuesday was my second time at NAMI and these words were spoken by one of the group leaders of the consumers support group and I […]

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February 11, 2009
Super-bowl Dip Recipes

7-Layer Greek Dip (from betterrecipes.com) Ingredients8 oz hummus8 oz sour cream1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained and chopped1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese or to taste1/4 cup minced red onion12 kalamata olives, chopped1/4 cup lightly packed coarsely chopped fresh parsely and fresh mint combined or to tasteOptional: Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning or salt and […]

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February 9, 2009
Crackers

Memory by memory, I am writing a memoir about my life and dealing with mental illness. The story below is the first story that I have written and I will post other stories as they are written. The names have been changed. I hope that people enjoy them and will give me feedback, as I […]

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