Fall into winter: a time of contraction

I always have a significant dip in how I feel in the fall and winter too. I am struggling with that as well right now. I can assure you that we do contract with the seasons and that is why it’s often more difficult in the fall. I used to think it was a huge setback but I now see it as a natural rhythm. That doesn’t mean it’s not still difficult. It is.

Fall equinox today. Celebrate the season.

The longer I am psych drug free the more amazing my connection to all things becomes apparent. Not just the seasons, but the cycles of the moon, the weather, sun flares and everything in my environment matters. Yes! Everything matters. We are deeply holistic critters and we are part of all of life and the universe. Everything is connected. I am aware of cycles within cycles influencing everything about me and my environment. … [click title to read more]

Daring to Fall: Trusting in Our Communities

Originally posted on In Sanity:
As a mental health advocate, I feel that it is important to debunk some myths about notions of recovery, and about what someone who is “recovered” should look like. It is essential that I not only speak from the point of view of role model, or of one who has…

Fall photos: Appalachia is bursting with color and beauty

We went up to high altitudes today and caught some of the fall colors. It was beautiful and cold too. There was ice on the trees! That was a surprise. Today is the first cold day, but I certainly didn’t expect freezing ice in the trees. Altitude changes everything.

Anyway…just wanted to share. Fall is very special in this part of the world. Check out the slideshow! … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Fall equinox today…energy shifts underway….

The longer I am psych drug free the more amazing my connection to all things becomes apparent. Not just the seasons, but the cycles of the moon, the weather, sun flares and everything in my environment matters. Yes! Everything matters. We are deeply holistic critters and we are part of all of life and the universe.

I’m so glad to now understand this wondrous process so that I might choose to ride the waves rather than suppress them or otherwise try to run away from my very nature. There may be a time and place to hide from and/or slow down the process, but that, too, should be a choice. For me now, drug free, all these shifts and changes provide data — information — that I might continue to learn to live well and my healing continues to amaze and humble me. It is through this amazing life that I am healed and changed. Life is energy and love that gives us all we need if we are open to receiving it. … [click on title to read and view more]

Our entire mental health system is based on this fallacy…

YES!!! our entire mental health system which operates by drugging away symptoms is based on this fallacy… Telling another to “lighten up” or be more positive can be shame-inducing, however nicely we might do it. What if they need to stay with their hate or despair or depressiveness for a while? How can we be […]

fall song

Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves…