Some More Flight Against Stigma

Of course, the law doesn’t protect everyone. In fact, it’s more and more used to further injure the already vulnerable. Washington State just passed a law that made involuntary commitment to a psych ward much easier – now, you don’t need a court injunction. You just […]

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People of the Steeple

“You are loved,” “you are loved,” “you are loved,” you recite it like it’s Scripture as you walk away to importance-filled dockets and pulpits and meetings to minister and leave your words and the guilt of not believing them because I don’t […]

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Anxiety Potatoes

  Definitely been struggling with the work/life balance thing. I’m tired, I don’t feel like I have anything new or special or insightful to say (so think about how much that must suck if you know that God has confirmed more times […]

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An Introduction

I started a new job yesterday so this is going to be a bit crisper than usual. Hopefully, I can figure out proper energy allocation soonly. It’s been acute for seven months and sustained for nearly three decades, but this flail’s now […]

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Movie Review: Silver Linings Playbook

I’ve been developing a list of movies that deal with mental health realities so you’re probably going to be seeing more of these little reviews. Released the same year as The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Silver Linings Playbook was a bit more […]

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Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I’m inching closer to outwardly, rather than secretly, pursuing a long-held interest: the mental health field.  I cringe to use the phrase because I think we need a better linguistic system to discuss these lived realities but for now, I’ve got to […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 5

By the time the celebrations were done and I finished writing this last night, it was too late to give it the mandatory once over.  So here we are, a day later than usual. On my birthday last year, it seems I was […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 4

I don’t say this to be thrasonical about my perseverance but one, to connect with anyone else who’s done and so is familiar with the fatigue of the kind of vulnerability necessary when seeking counseling, a particular sort of soul bearing that just once can […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 3

At 4 o’clock in the morning, all your stuff is monster-truck heavy and flashing-red important.  Then, after the sun stops being polite – on days you get sun – and charges heavy like judgment into your room to rouse you, the existential weight of […]

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The Gratitude Time, Part 2

I erroneously believed as a kid that I was a free spirit.  I wanted to be, but I was mostly just strong willed, which I say with intentional emphasis on “just.”  Yes, I get that it’s difficult for parents, but the reason […]

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