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, March 20, 2011


Someone advised me tonight that I can't demand a relationship just because I want it. Story of my life. But that has another side to it - nobody else can force ME into a relationship I don't want!

Back to the sandbox.

1 comment:

  1. Yah, funny how that works. And you can't demand that an existing relationship be anything other than what it naturally is. Hence the unrequited love syndrome ... I guess we've all been there. We have to let it be whatever it is -- or go mad with unfulfilled expectations.