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Help for Mental Illness, Addiction and Life

Help for Mental Illness, Addiction and Life

Help for Mental Illness, Addiction, and Life. This is an old one.  Each time over the past 30 years or so when I have read it, I can measure where I am on my road to wellness.  I’m certain to recognize myself somewhere there.  I’m sure some of you have seen it before.  It’s a …

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Crazy-making Games. Games-Part Two

Crazy-making Games. Games-Part Two

Crazy-Making Games     Games-Part Two    Games were big in my family when I was growing  up.  Some were fun.  Some were educational.  Some were what I call crazy-making games, where my perceptions of what was going on were told to me to be totally difference than I understood what was going on.  That I was the …

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Games in a Parallel Universe

Games in a Parallel Universe

Games in a Parallel universe. Some of my earliest memories are of what were called ‘games’.  In my house I never knew whether games were going to be pleasurable or painful.  But almost always, ‘games’ were like hand grenades.  I just never knew whether they would explode or not. One of my earliest memories was …

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The Easiest Part of Writing a Book

The Easiest Part of Writing a Book

The Easiest Part of  Writing a Book To my surprise it was easy writing a book.  Oh, it didn’t seem easy at the time, but my belief sure changed.  I’ve heard it said the work of writing a book is 20% of actually writing the book and 80% is for the work of marketing the …

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September 10, 2017 is world Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2017 is world Suicide Prevention Day

September 10, 2017 is World Suicide Prevention Day “Stay: Find what you were made for.” This is the motto of an organization called: “To Write Love on her Arms.” It’s purpose is to prevent suicide and self harm.  I signed up for their website because both of these issues are topics which have resonance for …

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Have you Ever Found an Escape with Alcohol?

Have you Ever Found an Escape with Alcohol?

Have You Ever Found an Escape with Alcohol? I’d often had drinks at home before I was ‘legal’.  And in my mid-teens Dad  would take me on one of our ‘dates’.  I had reached my full height of 5’9″, looking older than my years and Dad would take me to a bar and I was …

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