Zuzu ganoush and Sourdough Spelt Flatbread

Zuzu ganoush galore

Originally posted on Madhupa Maypop:
Zuzu ganoush galore I don’t know why I’ve never thought of this before considering the many ways I have tweaked my hummus recipe.  I finally took a swing at changing up the traditional eggplant baba ganoush recipe by using zucchini instead (hence, zuzu ganoush). It turned out super tasty. I…

Murphy bill update and action recommended


The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery opposes this bill because it includes many harmful provisions that will set back community mental health care and undermine much of what our movement has worked so hard to achieve. … [click on title to read and view more]

The shamanic nature of consciousness


The biggest problem in our society now for those who get diagnosed with any sort of “psychosis,” is that they are most often met by professionals that do not even believe that healing can occur, let alone deep transformative growth. Deep transformative growth, could be the norm, if those claiming to be healers actually knew what was involved in the individuation journey. Meeting the dark underbelly of the psyche as those of us who have been labeled psychotic at one time or another is a calling and an act of heroism. One that is rarely encouraged in society. … June 2015 Sign up for: Shades of awakening: integrate and claim your gifts from spiritual emergency (often mistaken for psychosis) a free series of interviews coming up soon — [click on title for the rest of the post]

Healing voices: the film

healing voices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  JUNE 28, 2015 The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (“EXCELLENCE”) announces a new capital campaign to finance the marketing and distribution of HEALING VOICES, a recently completed feature-length documentary from the USA.  Directed by award-winning filmmaker PJ Moynihan of Digital Eyes Film, HEALING VOICES explores the experience commonly labeled as “psychosis” […]

Herbs heal the nervous system (and soul) in profound ways


Yesterday I started the day harvesting flowers from trees in my neighborhood. Flowers that help heal my nervous system. What joy. I use a lot of different herbs in rotation. I generally don’t use any one herb daily. My body doesn’t like that. Mimosa is the newest addition. The bark and flowers are quite different and I am using both. I am lucky to be able to harvest my own. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Melt into your own life

art work from genekeys.net

I’ve been studying The Gene Keys for a couple of years. I find the work a delightful contemporary mythological window into reality that truly does penetrate into the cells of the body if one contemplates the process that unfolds. — “People don’t need help. They need love.” … [click on title for the rest of the post]

MEDICATION MERRY-GO-ROUNDS are essentially multiple cold turkeys….

Cold Turkey Final

I took 6 years to come off 6 drugs…I was on them for 2 decades. Anyone on drugs for that long have had multiple cold-turkeys because that is how psychiatrists switch folks from drug to drug… if we were heavy users of psych meds our nervous systems are all fried by the time we come off…that’s another under appreciated fact…med merry-go-rounds are like multiple cold turkeys…

yeah, not a nice thing to contemplate, but that’s what it’s like… … [click on title for the rest of the post]

SLEEPING after coming off heavily sedating psych drugs. It gets better.

We all hope for the day this might happen once again

My sleep has come back slowly. One of the few MDs I’ve worked with who has been helpful has a specialty in sleep medicine. When I met him I was lucky if I slept one hour a night and I didn’t tolerate anything (supplement or psych drug wise) to help support sleep…he assured me that what he called my “sleep architecture” would come back…(he also is familiar with the sort of iatrogenic brain injury we get from the psych meds) … in any case his words stay with me even now and I have a palpable sense of my body reconstructing my sleep architecture over time…now I can take a few supplement supports and herbs as well…but time, also, really continues to matter. I went from 0-2 hours a night (a few years of that) to 2-4 hours a night (a couple of years) and now I’m at 4-6 hours and occasionally sleep 7 or 8 hours…it’s been a trip! I continue to heal. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Happy Summer Solstice


It’s the longest day of the year! Make it a good one. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Sunday mellow music


This provoked some fun stuff up and down my chakras. Happy summer solstice. … [click on title for the rest of the post]


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