Can we give up our ideals of perfection?

We don’t have to live out of our cherished self-images. We don’t have to appear to be calm or clear, or to look “spiritual.” Instead, can we acknowledge who we are—including all of our so-called shortcomings? Can we give up our ideals of perfection? The constant effort it takes to try to fulfill these self-images... Continue Reading →

Collaborating With Madness

An earlier version of this essay appeared in the October 2006 newsletter of the International Society for the Psychological Treatments of the Schizophrenias and other Psychoses, a progressive professional association. It reflects my growing interest in writing and speaking about my extreme states or "psychotic" experiences in themselves, in addition to the treatments I've received.... Continue Reading →

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