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Sunday, August 18, 2013

An encouraging word..

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here.  Joel Osteen is very encouraging for all.  Attractive,good speaker and funny.

Here's another in Charles Stanley. Speaking on God as the best remedy for stress,not alcohol or drugs!

Don't forget Joyce Meyer.  She's another great preacher.  Felt it was fitting it being sunday and all.

do you see the light in each of them? Is soo true that beauty is just skin deep and ugly is to the bone.  What you are about makes you pretty.  These three,while successful and making a lot of money in the world, aren't of it and still are obeying the Lord.  His beauty shows in their faces.

They give me such great encouragement and are full of wisdom. This is something we all need in these trying days ahead.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

No, I don't NEED Medication!

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Best friend said I need to be on psychotrophic drugs or can't live together. Best don't live together as too close for comfort and we have too many pets together. Letr there be space in our togetherness. We chat on phone daily and visit monthly so is enough. We save nothing shacking up too as both have housing subsidies so pay a third of rent,about 725 total.

As for the medicine, he needs to keep focus on self,not me as am ok off it. Don't like the side effects either. If have bipolar or are borderline,have a head injury or whatever,maybe au naturalle is for you too. See link here for alternative remedies to help your psyche.

I see new psychologist today. Last one was ok with me off drugs. My doctor's opinion counts most. What you think?


Sunday, July 29, 2012


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Rain While we need it, We don't need it every day, But, it's been pouring daily, from where I sit, Watching the drops of water fall and trees sway, With the wind blowing their branches and leaves falling, Instead of for rain, I pray for a sunny day, Listening to birds sing, Feeling the warmth of the sun, Not the coolness of the clouds in the sky, Then I can get something done, Outside, tidying up, I'll try, For now the streets are soaked with rain, buckets of the stuff have filled my flower pots, It has now become a pain, As sun too is needed for fruit,crops,trees and forget me nots, So now instead of a rain dance, I will wish for a sunny sky, As I watch the animals prance, From my window by and by, Yes, it's high time for some sun, I long for it's warmth on my face, and the summer fun, It's vibrant glow on this place, That not is wet and dull, The streets resemble a ghost town, Empty and the sounds are at a lull, No activity can be seen in this now sleepy town, The rain seems to have washed away the people as well, As watered the ground and soil, The air is heavy with a damp smell, Soon, men will toil, Under the hot sun's rays, On roofs,fields,streets, They will seem as if in a daze, While others complain of the heat, And wish that it would rain.

Sunday, April 29, 2012


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If you struggle with emotional,mental problems as I and many have for years,these links will be a gift to you. They are from my favorite Christian preachers,Charles Stanley and joyce meyer.  They are dynamic speakers and offer FREE   videos and reading material unlike others who are out for your money like Joel Osteen and his Big Calvary church, the largest one in the USA. I guarantee these videos and these sites will lift your mood and lead you in a positi ve direction to heal what ails you.  Often times it is a troubled past,namely hurts from loved ones such as family ,friends,peers.  They may hae said,done things that hurt our feelings,self worth and ha e left us scarred til this day.  many believe the lies they were told that they are 'no good' and don't live their best lies but instead are unhappy,doing drugs,drink,are promiscuous,in an unhealthy relationship and so on.. is this what we are here for? no, i don't think so. i believe we are here to enjoy our lives,find our divine purpose and live it serving others and the Lord,making a  difference in this world and being remembered by the lives we have changed and touched. 

Recovery inc. is a self help support group for those with mental problems who struggle with troubling emotions of fear,anger,anxiety,panic.  They meet across the US,in CN and Ireland currently. I attend a weekend meeting  by teleconference from my home on Sundays, 3:30 PM EST.  phone numb er is on the web site and code to punch in to jo9in meeting.  in ti me get the book out of the library 'Mental health Through Will Training'  by Dr. Abraham Low,written in the 1930's for his patients for them to review when not in session with hi m.  The book as quotes you can cling to whe n in symptoms so you c an cope such as 'move a muscle,change a thought','we are a capable lot but we paralyze oursel ves with fear','inner approval is more important than outer approal','symptoms are to be bravely faced,hum bly born and tolerated' and so on. I strongly recommend this program to anyone afflicted with these problems to prevent frequent hospitalizations,suicide,incarceration,homelessness,divorc e,domestic violence and so on.  It changes lies and it's free!

Monday, March 12, 2012

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month..

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All can say is wear your helmet if riding bike. Also before talking about someone with a mental disability within ear shot of them that you are being rude and would you want the same treatment about your shortcomings?! Yes we all have them. Remember you too can get this injury. Also 1 in 4 people will have a mental illness at some point in their lives. ex. a death of a parent and one gets very down leading to depression beyond the average grief process,if there is such a thing. Remember people with mental challenges whether it be ADD,autism,mental illness,head injury,brain tumor,brain aneurism,etc. deserve the same respect you would give someone with physical illness because it is. Many with mental illness are so because of chemical imbalance in brain making them depressed. When down don't want to do                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    much.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Expectations are best avoided so won't be disappointed,frustrated..

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Had a good opportunity today to practice the 'not being effected by what others say and do that may be hurtful and unexpected'principal. I was supposed to get the balance of money due from a client who bought a piece of jewelry. Instead she said that I 'didn't do a good job making it and she didn't want it' after wearing it a week and saying she liked it and i let her take it when she only gave me $24 as a deposit when item was $55 and she owed me on previous order $12. Initially I was annoyed but didn't show it but instead gave her some money had on me. Will not do biz with her again. Bracelet was custom-made to boot. I gave it to my mom who liked it. There was nothing wrong with it. Decided to let her and it go. All good, as I made back $40 from other customers and have another order for $20. God is good. I choose to 'wear this world as a loose garment' til I am with the Lord. Before I would have been angry and said something and then been sad,as had planned to spend the money on some things needed. I can't expect people to do what say. Need to expect disappointment and frustration as part of life and being realistic. Can't be sensitive although my nature as an artist. Also some are rude,crude,inconsiderate,stupid but must endure for my mental health. Can only control me and my attitude. Can't expect people to think like me. I can hang out and do biz with nicer people in the future and get my money up front before make anything and let them know it is non-refundable. Is why I prefer the quick sale at shows as it gets to be too much running a biz.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mental health takes center stage

Mental health takes center stage

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I thought you'd find it interesting,especially the number of people with disorders and growing. Is important to get treatment yes but is also important to take the shame out of doing so and about having problems mentally. I know I tried to kick this myself in college as counseling center was in campus Hub and didn't want anyone to see me going there. I was embarrassed and also ignorant of what I had and why (due to abuse and neglect as a child,bullying and rejection from peers,being a crime victim). I thought I could just feel better if I faked it til made it. It didn't work as effected my functioning,even sleep patterns,was hard to concentrate with all the thoughts in my head,hard to recall things to learn,felt confused,lost and alone. Didn't see others going thru this as judged my insides against their outsides. Some just hide it better and seem to know how to mix with others to fit in and keep it to selves.

I had pastoral counseling from in my senior year of high school so could graduate despite moods. My grades had slumped. I felt though I could participate in class discussions by just sharing my thought and following discussions, I had a hard time learning anything for reasons mentioned earlier. I also didn't do much of my home work unless teacher really riled me into it. Mom threatened to send me to public school if didn't shape up. i didn't understand why I suddenly didn't want to do anything. I certainly didn't know it was physical due to chemical imbalance of serotonin in my brain. I also was shy but self out there as had to so was very nervous,awkward. Still am though I know they are just people. Some people are just plain mean but is their problem. I choose to ignore,avoid and not talk to them. If have to deal with them I don't personalize what they do or say. Just the way they are. I have some people around where I live like that. Is their problem as they lack compassion,are judgemental,angry as doing work hate and see me hanging around in yard even though have disabilities. Say something I can do. Will add on that another day as we know system is flawed..They don't see how fortunate they are that they can sustain employment. They make comments within ear shot about me. I have God though.l What do they have? Just themselves. I wouldn't want to live that way or be them. I try to keep the focus on me and not let it get to me eventhough they can't mind their business. I choose not to get angry about it. The Lord will take care of them. and I pray for them too.

I went to church last night and joined with other believers. Had dinner there too. Had a nice time singing,praising and thanking the Lord too. I use it like a support group as don't have one but a mental health chat which is not the same.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Get these Mental Health books NOW

"Acrylic painting I made of a cat with a book bag of books who likes to read!"

You can even find them at your local library as they can order them from another library if your library doesn't have what you want to read!

Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 1:59 PM

Here is a list of books which members of the group have found helpful:

1. The number one MUST read for BPD's is: "I Hate You - Don't Leave Me," by Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Straus. ISBN: 0-380-71305- 5

A book that is very helpful for significant others of BPD's is:

"Stop Walking on Eggshells," and the accompanying "Stop Walking On Eggshells Workbook," by Paul T. Mason.

Here is a list of other suggested reading:

101 Foods That Could Save Your Life, by David Grotto, RD, LDN. ISBN: 978-0-553-38432- 1

Angry Heart, The: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive Behaviors. An interactive self-help guide by Joseph Santoro, PhD. ISBN: 1-57224-080- 6

Brilliant Madness, A: Living With Manic-Depressive Illness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman. ISBN: 0-553-56072- 7

Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self, by Charles L. Whitfield, MD. ISBN: 1-55874-259- X

Child Abuse Series by Dave Pelzer:

A Child Called It: One Child's Courage To Survive. ISBN: 1-55874-366- 9

Lost Boy, The: A Foster Child's Search for the Love of a Family. ISBN: 1-55874-515- 7

Man Named Dave, A: A Story of Triumph and Forgiveness. ISBN: 0-452-28190- 3

Help Yourself: Celebrating the Rewards of Resilience and Gratitude. ISBN: 0-525-94357

Courtship Dance of the Borderline, The, by Anthony Walker, MD. ISBN: 0-595-19712- 4. The author's personal account of his involvement with someone having borderline personality disorder is lurid, frightening, fascinating, and compelling. Member, Kay, finds this book hitting some familiar notes, and echoes out sadness as it defines BPD, but does not offer help or helping. At times, it seems like a circus mirror.

Crystal Co-Creators -- by Dorothy Roeder ISBN: 0-929385-40- 3. This book lists various crystals and gem stones, their properties, and believed effects.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook by Matthew McKay.

Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You, by Susan Forward, PhD. ISBN: 0-06-018757- 3

Five Love Languages, The: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate -- by Christian writer Gary Chapman. ISBN: 1-881273-15- 6

Getting Control of Your Anger: Break The Cycle of Generational Anger, by Robert Allen, PhD. ISBN: 0-07-144884- 5

Have You Felt Like Giving Up Lately? A source for healing your hurts. By David Wilkerson. ISBN: 0-8007-8481- 2

Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World, by Ted Zeff, PhD. ISBN: 978-1-57224- 396-5

Insulin Resistant Diet, The,: How To Turn Off Your Body's Fat Making Machine, by Cherlye R. Hart, MD, and Mary Kay Grossman, RD. Healthy Diet meal planning for those with insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, or diabetes. ISBN: 0-8092-2427- 5

"I'm Not Good Enough" ... and Other Lies Women Tell Themselves -- by Christian writer, Sharon Jaynes. ISBN:978-0-7369- 1870-1 (pbk.)

Kay Redfield Jamison Bipolar Series:

Unquiet Mind, An: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. ISBN: 0-679-44374- 6

Touched with Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. ISBN: 0-684-83183- X

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. ISBN: 0-375-40145- 8

Exuberance: The Passion for Life. ISBN: 0-375-40144- X

Lord, Heal My Hurts -- by Christian writer, Kay Arthur. ISBN: 0-88070-879- 4. (Group Member, Kay, gives this book a 5* rating. Absolutely Excellent.)

PTSD Workbook, The -- by Mary Beth williams PhD and Soili Poijula PhD. ISBN: 1-5724-282-5. Simple, Effective Techniques for Overcoming Traumatic Stress Symptoms.

Time To Grieve, A: Meditations for the healing after the death of a loved one. By Carol Staudacher. ISBN: 0-06-250845- 8

Toxic Parents - Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life -- by Susan Forward. ISBN: 0-553-05700- 6

Understanding the Borderline Mother: Helping Her Children Transcend the Intense, Unpredictable and Volatile Relationship, " by Christine Ann Lawson.

When You and Your Mother Can't Be Friends: Resolving The Most Complicated Relationship Of Your Life, by Victoria Secunda ISBN: 0-385-30423- 4. Note from member, Kay: I am not sure that terminating a relationship with one's mother is the ultimate option in life. Yes, it may provide a temporary relief to current stress and constant interference, but there are long term considerations, a rippling effects throughout the entire family. My brother terminated his relationship with our parents, and thus ended up terminating his relationship with the entire family. His children never knew their or met their grandparents, aunts, uncles, or cousins. When his children came of age, the sought out cousins via sources like MySpace and Facebook. I am currently in a situation with my one daughter where I just don't care to spend time with her. I don't want it to be a permanent thing. I told her that I have PTSD issues I need to take care of in therapy, and felt it best
if we took a break from each other for a while. My therapist suggested after I had made some progress in therapy, perhaps the two of us could come to therapy together and come to some sort of workable relationship. My daughter doesn't seem to "get" I need time out, but that's a boundary I'll have to set with her.

Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down? Understanding Bipolar Disorder. Profound mood swings...suicidal feelings...unpredic table behavior..., by Roger Granet, MD and Elizabeth Ferber. ISBN: 0-440-23465- 4

Your Scars Are Beautiful To God: Finding Peace and Purpose in the Hurts of Your Past, by Christian writer Sharon Jaynes. ISBN: 0-7369-1610- 5

Raise Mental Health Awareness Today (May=Mental Health Month)

Raise Mental Health Awareness Today (May=Mental Health Month)
Why are there no runs for Mental Health?!


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