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The Importance Of Small Daily Achievements When It Comes To Mental Illness Recovery

I don’t know who said it but someone said that it’s a good idea to write down positive things you have done each day during mental illness recovery. 422 more words

Clay Feet (a poem about recovery)

The worst step is always the next one,
The path that I’ve never yet walked;
The first step was almost impossible
The day that I finally talked. 209 more words


Those Science Fiction Crazies

There has recently been a huge kerfuffle in the science fiction community regarding the Hugo Awards. You don’t really need to know much about it and probably don’t want to. 703 more words

Mental Health

Human Being vs. Human Doing--In Which I Encourage You to Do Nothing

Dear Lily June,

There’s a line in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby that’s always stuck with me. In the novel, a pitiably shallow character, Daisy, is talking to her cousin, the narrator Nick, about her child. 2,303 more words


“You’ve learned a new rule and it’s simple: don’t put yourself in situations you’d like to run away from.

But when you run, run back to yourself, like that bunny in Runaway Bunny runs to its mother, but you are the mother, and you’ll see that later and be very, very proud.” …

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Working with a mental health condition.

It’s just a couple of days now until I take my next step back towards being in work. That got me thinking about the impact of conditions like mine – depression and anxiety – on people seeking employment. 543 more words


Mental health maybe?

He has done nothing but explode with anger all day, it’s like he is possessed by the devil, and then nice again full of apologies then back to this exploding beast, you couldn’t make it up if you tried. 350 more words