Sally Clay: Recovery Through Mind Training

by Sally Clay I got permission to reprint this piece from Sally. You can find it in a PDF file here. Some of you may have read it already as she left it in a comment yesterday. It further supports the science behind the neuroplasticity of the brain theory. Recovery Through Mind Training Early in... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day — I believe

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death” -- Robert Fulghum

One preliminary view of ABC’s “Mad Movement” piece to air tonight at 10pm

Tonight at 10pm eastern time on Primetime ABC will air a show on "mad pride". According to the two part article that was written to lead up this show, we have some idea of what is going to be on the show. Below I am including a response I wrote to the two articles that... Continue Reading →

Recovery, lasting and real

Part of the reason some people are so skeptical about real and complete recoveries is because a lot of people who achieve it move on. The don't hang around the mental health blogosphere and most of them don't go into working in mental health like I probably will. Most of them go off and live... Continue Reading →


There are no prescriptive solutions, no grand designs for grand problems. Life's solutions lie in the minute particulars involving more and more individual people daring to create their own life and art, daring to listen to the voice within their deepest, original nature, and deeper still, the voice within the earth. -- Stephen Nachmanovitch

Shelby’s recovery story

I met Shelby in one of my many email groups. Shelby agreed to share her story on my blog. It is a story of a trauma which led to legitimate suffering leading to psychiatric diagnosis and the spiral downhill once on the drugs that happens to too many people. Thank god Shelby finally escaped and... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day — the mirror

"What appear to be faults in others may actually be reflections of our own emotional afflictions." ~Geshe Dhargyey

Recovery stories and old posts to be republished for a while

Starting today and for a while old faves will be republished on this blog.

Song for today

Why worry? Baby I see this world has made you sad Some people can be bad The things they do, the things they say But baby Ill wipe away those bitter tears Ill chase away those restless fears That turn your blue skies into grey Why worry, there should be laughter after the pain There... Continue Reading →

Quote of the day — somebody

If you see a problem, it's yours.  If you think somebody should do something, remember that you are a somebody. - Cheri Huber

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