So, I am currently at something of a milestone in my life and in my recovery process. Change is a-foot. I have been living via the state for the last twelve years; I have been receiving disability benefits every two weeks for the last third of my life, due to long term and pervasive mental…… Continue reading Entering the world of full time employment- oh the times, they are a’changing..!
(Continued from part 1..) What I am wondering now though, is whether or not I have simply tied up too many knots inside of me. Whether that by trying to understand the tall tree of my madness, rather than simply cleaving it down the moment I became aware of it, I have allowed those roots…… Continue reading Learning to let go- the parting blow of psychosis? (part 2)
As some of you already know, I am currently writing a “self-help” style book on how to recover from severe mental illness. I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia twelve years ago, and have been recovering since; this feels real and tangible on some days, and less so on others. But this is not unusual; we…… Continue reading Learning to let go- the parting blow of psychosis? (Part 1)
As above, so below. The skies are blue, black, pink and grey- the mind is multifariously multicoloured. The unconscious- it’s like an ever changing, ever shifting maze; an aspect of the mind, a vast basement to the head. Your chain of thought threads you through it like a piece of cotton through the eye of…… Continue reading The vast maze of the unconscious mind..
I haven’t been posting regularly on WordPress for quite a few months now. A lot has been happening, and I’ve been swept up in it. A very close friend of mine is still in hospital after being bowled over by her symptoms. She has been fighting them tooth and nail for years, but they seem…… Continue reading Dedicated to a friend (2)
Living in grace. Every thought batters it’s way through your head with a force like some great battle axe. Hard wood and cold steel; these elements have no place in your far away land. You land is calm, and gentle; when the winds sweep across it and ruffle your hair across your forehead I see…… Continue reading Dedicated to a friend
It is the 4th June today. This year has flown past so quickly thus far, I hardly feel I had time to get out of bed in January before it was suddenly yesterday, and the sun has come out and the temperature is warm, and there are hundreds of people walking out and about blinking…… Continue reading Change- a June update on WordPress