A Grateful Day

I’ve shared the first video a number of times on this site. Here is an updated version. So beautiful: Ten years ago, Br. David recorded A Good Day, which has been watched well over 1 million times. We invite you to join us in celebrating this timeless message, now updated with beautiful, high-resolution video footage, […]

Romanticizing mental illness (a straw man argument)

A favorite way to dismiss those of us who find transformative healing via what gets called “mental illness: they say we “romanticize” it… As though our process is a piece of cake and we know shit all about moving through such hell realms. They want to pretend that those of us who heal don’t exist. One more cruelty. One more negation on a path in which all of society spits on us the whole way through to wholeness…

Baptism

(slideshow included below) Earth, take me down into your core. Water, let me run fluid and resilient like you, transparent and true. The forest is my church and my refuge. The trees speak to me and hold me. The way ahead may be seemingly impassable. A jungle of shrubs, branches, death and mayhem. Look up […]

Taking the Mask Off Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Taking the Mask Off -host  Cortland Pfeffer. We had good fun. I hope you enjoy it too: View the website here:   Listen, Rate, and Review on ITunes: Itunes Taking the Mask Off Podcast Ep 005 Beyond Meds   Listen Here  on WordPress: podcast episode 5 beyond meds    

Healing the brain/body/mind from trauma and psych drug injury

Let us please open our eyes and help one another to see. Right now those in public and sanctioned positions to help us are actually harming us unintentionally. We must bring this to a stop. We must help one another. There is no motivation to heal without drugs if there are no safe places to do it. Right now it’s not safe for most people most of the time. This alone will keep people from even attempting to do it or even realize or acknowledge it’s possible. It’s scary and the fear is justified and even rational given what we face. I am in a rare and privileged and lucky position and I still get frightened too. This is scary stuff. …