Mental Health & Disability in Australia: We’ve been Screwed Over!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-09/emergency-intervention-to-remove-disabled-man-stuck-in-prison/9133634 Essentially since September a 20-year-old young man with the cognitive and emotional level of a toddler has been in prison because there’s ‘nowhere else to put him’. Please read it. Please inform yourself. Anyway… This is ATROCIOUS!!! And it is happening because state governments have closed ALL alternatives. Disability services in the main do…

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Choose Joy

Choose joy As the emotion you want to feel Acknowledging that we will feel other emotions Life is like that Ignoring it is silly Nevertheless we can still choose to commit 100% to feeling joy as often as possible. Seek it With your eyes With your nose With your ears With your skin With your mouth With…

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Have Faith

Not the boxed in faith of particular dogmas, nor believing despite clear evidence to the contrary. But rather   Understand our species massively overrates our own knowledge. Understand how much we do not know, cannot see, cannot hear, cannot comprehend. Just stand outside tonight and stare at the stars and think of what we know,…

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Not Good Enough 2

So the first thing princess YaYa is to remind ourselves of a few basic guidelines that create the foundation allowing us to move forward from a crappy emotional/mental place…in this case…being constantly scared that we are ‘not good enough’. Call them guidelines call them rules call them The Ten Commandments of emotional/mental recovery; whatever we…

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SILENCE & SECRETS

I grew up in the era of silence regarding child-abuse, rape, abuse of ‘wards of the state’, wife-beating, gay-bashing/murdering. In the main, the non-abusers kept the secrets of the abusers.  The adults kept up a social facade of ‘acceptability’; the parents, the nuns & brothers, the businessmen;  whilst behind closed doors they were deeply damaged people…

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People in Emotional Pain

 To heal pain you must step up to it, you must examine it, you must find its deepest truth. This will hurt…a lot! We must step into our own internal fire of Armageddon where all things are revealed. About them, about us. And then we must express it, re-interpret it, understand it, accept it, and then own…

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