yahoo lifestyle interviewed me in April 2018 — the article is up today… (In recovery — from antidepressants)

I did emphasize the fact that all psych meds have withdrawal issues. Unfortunately this article, like most that hit the mainstream don’t do much to acknowledge that reality. Still, it’s always good to see coverage of this sort out there. 

Laura Delano and Kelly Brogan are also quoted. Yay, us. We’ve all been at this for a long time and it’s good to see our work being recognized. 

Reclaiming myself on the ground of myself

by Jen Peer Rich — Until I let go of everything I trust and depend on externally, I am beholden others interpretations of what has value and what does not. But as I look deeper inside, when I am intimate within myself, I see a pathway to the locations and limitations of my conditioning and these pathways are what I am interested in getting into, so that I can explode again, so that I keep blowing my own mind. …

~fragments from beyond the edge~

Pseudosanitysplaining:
People In positions of authority who imagine they are not insane telling you that you are insane.

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it’s always an adventure into the ordinary…what is, is.

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Waking up and healing the body are destructive processes that then require rebuilding of both body and psyche.

A heck of a year for me…thoughts and Top 10 posts of 2018

December 25th was  the anniversary of the day I was in ICU almost dead last year. I was fearing winter most of the year but it’s turned out far better than I expected.  I am alive today…following the love of life-force within me that continues to heal this body which remains challenged (but only in the eyes of those who do not understand sacred illness) … I AM. And I am continuing to heal and celebrate life in ways I didn’t know were possible. …

All things: deep healing for trauma, body/mind and soul

As I continue to heal the wounding that brought me to my knees at this time last year, this poem arose to meet the anniversary of my near death. It is all a journey to heal the trauma held within the body that heals the mind and soul too. We are one holistic being and everything matters:

S.A.D? (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or might we be fighting nature?

I don’t use the term depression for my experience,  but I do find that there is a big natural shift in winter that encourages going inward and slowing down. I have found for a long time now that moving away from the pathologizing of my experience has been a healthy move for me and many of the folks I advocate for.  …

Speaking to “normals” about our hypersensitivity

Through the years, as a means to survive, I’ve sculpted my social-media so that I don’t have to listen to a lot of otherwise very offensive stuff about the experience of those of us with extreme sensitivities,  and iatrogenic and chronic illness. Still, because I care about some of the folks who continue to say insensitive, ignorant things about us, I do encounter it from time to time. In fact we cannot hide from the ignorance in the world about our experience and still live in the world and so I’m entering a phase of healing and learning that is helping me re-enter the world. That means facing such insults daily. …