Spiritually Literate New Year’s Resolutions

I would call these intentions rather than resolutions, but I like them. They are from this website. I've never been one to make resolutions as I don't like artificial boundaries and I am always trying to grow and change, yet these are things I always strive for no matter how imperfectly. Once again, happy new... Continue Reading →

Top 10 pages of 2009

Not sure what to make of the top posts except that I'm glad some of the tabs at the top of the page are being looked at as they are the timeless stuff on this blog. I've not been writing virtually at all since June, as most of you know, I hope that in the... Continue Reading →

Around the web this quiet holiday week

A few stories and articles that caught my eye: DSM V: A Plea For Skepticism | Psychology Today -- We are about to embark on new psychiatric diagnoses, as there is soon to be a revision of our current Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM). This new reference book is creating quite the stir. In 1999... Continue Reading →

Robert Whitaker’s new book is available for pre-order

Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America -- preorder Robert Whitaker's new book now! It's due out in April. For a bit of a taste of what is to come listen to Robert Whitaker interviewed a while back on Madness radio. Robert Whitaker's latest interview... Continue Reading →

Feeling, all feeling is bliss

(Update 2015) Over the years I come back to this again and again when I need to be reminded. It may seem shocking to say it but here it is.  All feeling is bliss.  All feeling. “I feel depressed.  That is not bliss.”  Are you so sure?  Is the essence of depression so very different... Continue Reading →

Challenging quote for the week

I have been asked many questions in my life about poetry, religion, life, and I have given precisely the same number of answers, but I have never, I repeat, never, satisfied a single interlocutor. Why? Because all questioning is a way of avoiding the real answer, which, as Zen tells us, is really known already.... Continue Reading →

Like this…

If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. When someone mentions the gracefulness of the nightsky, climb up on the roof and dance and say, Like this. If anyone wants to know what "spirit" is, or what "God’s fragrance" means, lean... Continue Reading →

Leah Harris on Madness Radio: Survivor Spoken Word

The latest show on Madness Radio -- Leah Harris was orphaned after both parents were diagnosed with schizophrenia and died from medication toxicity. Today she is a leading voice in survivor activism, and her powerful spoken word poetry, including "I Was A Teenage Mental Patient," has been featured in publications including Word Warriors: 35 Women... Continue Reading →

Tips for meditation

I love the part about meditating on a noisy train. This is something I often do, that is, meditate in places people don't conceive of being appropriate spaces. Meditation is much more about being wherever you are fully in the moment then it is about being in a silent place with no distractions. While being... Continue Reading →

The loss of client agency into the psychopharmaceutical–industrial complex

How consumers of psychiatry get hooked for life. A brief synopsis from The free library: The psychopharmaceutical industrial complex (PPIC) and its adherence to the disease model pervades mainstream culture and greatly impacts psychotherapy. Consequently, the effects of the PPIC may have resulted in some psychiatric consumers adopting disease-model messages in ways similar to cult... Continue Reading →

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