Hi, there. Thanks for visiting. I'm starting this blog as an advocate for mental and physical health. I'm a freelance writer and also own a home based medical transcription business. I was diagnosed in 1978 with paranoid schizophrenia and started to become acutely ill three years prior to that, unmedicated, frightened, confused, and in trouble with the law. I graduated from university with distinction the year I became ill. I've never regretted learning how to think at university. I struggled with my illness for 35 years and have reached the top of the mountain now, I think, or the other side, where the grass is greener and the path easier. There's hope for all of us, the whole human race, and never think there isn't hope or joy no matter your circumstances. I'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences with mental illness in all its forms: depression, brain injury, autism, schizophrenia, bipolar, anxiety disorders, etc. and your positive experiences as well as those lies and half truths society and even therapists would have us believe about ourselves.

We are different folks, and we are beautiful. The whole human race is beautiful. Let's celebrate life.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

A new day

Sunday and the sun is shining. Perfect. This week I'll sign up for a month of jujitsu and will review the few Japanese language lessons I learned last winter. Did I mention I experience SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) for a few months every long cold dark winter here in Alberta? I love summer. I love the sun.

1 comment:

  1. A worthwhile and much-needed site! Those who are often relegated to the outskirts of society are welcome to be themselves and express themselves here. Your insight may go a long way in alleviating the stigma and fear of mental illness so prevalent in society. Good work!