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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Psychiatric diagnoses for three year olds?

Our government has decided to invest eleven million dollars over the next five years in mental illness checks for three-year olds. “THREE-YEAR-OLDS will be screened for early signs of mental illness in a new federal government program that uses behaviours such as sleeping with the light on, having temper tantrums or extreme shyness as signs…

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Medicating Emotions; avoiding pain to our detriment

I wrote recently about drugging our lives and continuing in that vein I first must say;  There are absolutely times whereby medication is required. There are some psychiatric illnesses where medication is as essential as insulin is to the person with Type One Diabetes. But note that word illness. Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Uni-polar. Without medication people…

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