Guest blogger—taking on mental health in prisons

By Sue Westwind author of the blog: The Nutrient Path Check out the rest of her blog. It's all good. Thank you Sue for letting me end the week with a good piece. I've needed a break and now my readers can feast their eyes on your wonderful thinking and writing while I continue to... Continue Reading →

Impromptu post: the latest on the withdrawal

I don't know if I'll post this as I have no idea what I'm going to write---only that I feel a strange duty to my blog and want to say something---but what to say at this most strange time of my life---at this most strange time during my withdrawal?? I have been in living hell... Continue Reading →

Forgiving Part II

Quotes on Forgiveness: The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.-- Mahatma Gandhi When we harbor negative emotions toward others or toward ourselves, or when we intentionally create pain for others, we poison our own physical and spiritual systems. By far the strongest poison to the human spirit is the inability... Continue Reading →

Another little update

I've managed to keep the blog going on a smaller scale lately, but I'm beginning to be remiss in visiting or really mostly commenting on other blogs and I'm sorry. While I am sleeping, strangely enough, the Klonopin withdrawal is leaving me extremely sensitive to stress of all kinds and I'm really grumpy, irritable and... Continue Reading →

Depression is not a chemical imbalance

I may risk starting another war of words that started when I last posted on this topic. That post was titled Depression is not a Disease which deeply disturbed some people and started a heated discussion. Within the comments was a discussion of the "chemical imbalance" theory which in my opinion is a load of... Continue Reading →

I’ve been saying this for years—UNPOPULAR PERSPECTIVE

Here is an article that talks about a study that demonstrates that antidepressants make people less safe drivers. A new study suggests people taking prescription antidepressants may drive worse than people who aren’t taking such drugs, and depressed people on antidepressants have even more trouble concentrating and reacting behind the wheel. (continue reading) The sad... Continue Reading →

Sure enough, it was toxicity

I'm well! I cut down 1/2 mg of Klonopin and stopped feeling sick as a dog. That simple. My doc thought it was toxicity but I was afraid it was withdrawal sickness instead which meant we waited longer than necessary to make the next taper. So I was sick and bedridden for four days for... Continue Reading →

Small update

I managed to move to our new house on Thursday and do quite a bit for the move---it was a pretty good day for me. By that evening, though, I came down with some sort of illness that is hanging around quite inconveniently. The nausea I mention in a subsequent post is out of control... Continue Reading →

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