I’m still not well enough to go to a class, nor am I well enough to make regular appointments with anyone, but I’m very committed to getting healthy, so slowly, slowly my yoga practice grows. It’s very gratifying even if very slow.
Everything matters: Beyond Meds ~ navigation menus etc.
The URL everyone knows and loves is back. Here is an updated navigation menu for saving and/or sharing. Navigating close to 6,000 posts gets complicated!
How do you exercise when you’re in pain?
Baby steps…I started with an exercycle on which I peddled for 15 seconds until I could peddle 30 seconds. (I got it for free on free cycle). Walking to the mailbox was an exciting workout for quite a while. Yoga has been wonderful…sometimes still I only do 5 or 10 minutes at a time…it continues to unfold….I did a lot of other things in baby step ways. Never pushing beyond what felt safe and comfortable.
No, I was not #MedicatedAndMighty but I sure as heck was medicated
In a nutshell the updates: The point is not to compete but to make clear that all our voices matter whether we find ourselves using psych drugs or not. Being pragmatic and recognizing that the context of every life is unique is the most important thing. Diversity is real. It’s about learning to understand that we can have what seem to be contradictory experiences and both be legit #MedicatedAndMighty or not. Yes, diversity is real…it’s not about whose experience is right or wrong… One persons medicine is another’s poison. It’s clear that people have experience of being helped by and harmed by drugs both.
Today: 5 years free from the psych drug cocktail
It’s been five years today since I completed a six year withdrawal process from a large cocktail of psychiatric drugs. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The archives of this blog now span over ten years. They are a record of a life – learning and transforming at a rate unlike any other time. I say this as a way of disclaimer. In the earlier years of this blog I am processing shock and dismay. In the early years I am… Continue Reading →
What is grace and how can we cultivate it? *free course*
By Lisa Wimberger – Last year I had the highest honor of being present for my mother’s last three weeks of life. I’ve never been so heart-broken, so challenged, and so blown open all at once. I had no solid footing, and no good map by which to navigate this new experience. So I let go of my ideas of who she was and who she should be, and became very present to her every breath as though I were looking at her for the first time. And what I realized was that in her acceptance and transition she was teaching me all about grace. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Tool box for coping with psych drug withdrawal syndromes (and chronic pain and/or illness too)
There are lots more tools and methods of support to browse in the drop-down menus at the top of this site — don’t limit yourself to this page. This site is now 11 years running and there are more than 5,000 posts. Many of those best suited to support you are found in the drop-down… Continue Reading →
Has the rug been pulled out? (again)
I am in a bit of a flare in my healing process. My nervous system got challenged beyond what it was ready for when I attempted Bikram yoga. No, not all yoga is alike, and Bikram, I discovered is the military boot camp style of yogas, oh my. That is another story, but take it as… Continue Reading →
Comments about Lamictal withdrawal from Furious Seasons
This remains one of the most comprehensive collections of comments about personal experience with coming off lamictal.
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