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A leather bound book on my patient’s bedside table caught my eye. I asked her about it. Truthfully, I knew exactly what I was looking at. I was simply finding an excuse to strike up a conversation concerning the one thing I just can’t shut up about… [ 258 more words ] Testament 57: finding rest

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This is an old article I wrote that I found hidden away in my blog somewhere. Date: 10/14/15 Our mind is an elaborate maze and our choices influence whether or not we get to the end of that maze. It isn’t easy, though, because as humans, we often find the need to make things more…

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Hallucinations are often brought up in conversations that have to do with serious mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia (and other illnesses that I won’t try naming). Rarely, though, do I see people discussing hallucinations as an extension of the grieving process, so I thought that this would make an interesting article. I’m a huge fan…

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“Who am I?” That’s a question most of us struggle with for years. We’re molded into the fighters of tomorrow based on the battles of today; that’s something I’ve learned over the years and I learned it the hard way. Let’s steer this in a slightly different direction for a bit. The key to leadership…

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It’s been one week since the death of my abuser, and one day since I discovered the dark reality of how he died. Suicide. This sort of grief is a tricky thing. Should you be furious? Sad? Angry? Relieved? Curious? What if I felt all of those things? What kind of person does that make…

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Oct 28

The Leap

I regret those times when I’ve chosen the dark side. I’ve wasted enough time not being happy. – Jessica Lange Every writer can point to that one piece of writing that changed everything. For me, it was a piece titled: Safety. What is “Safety” about? Here’s a snippet: “One of the most important things that my current therapist…

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Originally posted on HonestK Guess who’s back, back again, Kirsty’s back, tell a friend. This is quite a bizarre feeling, I didn’t even realise it until a few weeks ago, but I feel ‘fine’. Not sure if ‘fine’ cuts it, I feel ‘great’ – Tony the tiger great. For someone diagnosed with depression, who monitored…

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 If I use the magazines that line the checkout area of any grocery store for my philosophies, I would come to the conclusion that in order to be of any worth I must be young, thin, beautiful, healthy, rich and popular. Each one of these qualities that an individual lacks makes him or her less worthwhile.…

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Fairy tales and myths fascinate me, as I know they do many writers. These stories after all, are often our first segue into the world of fantasy, lore, and legend. They are also our link to ancestors and even the archetypes buried in our psyche. Jung was of course, famously fascinated by them. Fairy tales…

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I’ve been meaning to finish this book for years but quite often, I’d pick it up, get preoccupied with life and put it down. By neglecting discipline, I was doing myself a huge disservice. A life without discipline is a life without direction. Without direction, my life became empty, trivial and worrisome. I became worn…