Apparently not noticing one’s furnace isn’t working can lead to health issues. So, two days ago I realized that the furnace in the house where I live was not working. This was because the temperature had been slowly dropping for some time, and I realized that turning up the temperature (assuming drafts and such) did… Continue reading Exposed! And a Target?
I’m not perfect, neither are you: “Suck it up buttercup!” Okay, I have hard time saying things like that, even though there are times I am a bit of an ass. As the little quote says, “I’m not perfect”. The thing of which I have to remind myself is that neither is anyone else. We… Continue reading Person Imperfect
I may sometimes seem like I “keep on ticking” no matter what happens, or am constantly ‘making noise’ about things. In truth though this is as much acting that way in order to try to make it reality as it a reflection of myself. Unfortunately I am not really so indefatigable, and in fact lately… Continue reading Not So Indefatigable
Many, even in my own country of Canada, might think that homemade pancakes every morning would be a dream come true, but after two and half weeks, I’m glad I have more variety again! It’s not just because I was making the pancakes for myself, alone during a pandemic, or that for the last few… Continue reading Poor Man’s Pancakes
Since I’m working on planning my future and I happened to find out that the local college is having a virtual open house, I decided to take their ‘Career Assessment’, which turns out to be a fairly standard personality test (which wasn’t really all that surprising). It came back with, as usual for the tool… Continue reading Personal(ity) Minority
No it’s not the ‘big red button’! T -2 means out reality is going to get a bit of reset toward sanity, normalcy, and cooperation. My goal is to also use this opportunity for a ‘personal reset’. I mentioned that I had wrapped up all my projects. Well, I’ve also started the process of rebuilding… Continue reading T -2 And Personal Reset
A local artisan who makes handmade leather products (currently totes, hand bags, and journal covers) presented on their work at the Midland Public Library MakerPlace a while ago. I was unfortunately experiencing some health issues and didn’t post at the time. I find the notion they are attempting: a combined artisan studio and mental health… Continue reading Local Artisan Supporting Mental Health
Hah! I bet you were expecting me to have to be posting about computer-generated art, not art I’ve created with a computer as the subject!
I’ve pulled another item from the archives, this time a talk/paper I wrote about schizophrenia based in my personal experience and a some reading, for a ‘CMHA Consumer Conference’ in 2005.
Briefly: For many people, ‘think for themselves’ really means thinking the same way as their current ‘guru’ , or whatever source(s) they currently view as ‘authoritative’. The problem is that this is not thinking for oneself. Thinking for oneself, though, is not about what sources one listens to, (even if one includes sources one tends… Continue reading Think for Yourself, Not Your Guru
Barring certain dire circumstances, or a medical condition such as ‘clinical’ depression, one can avoid the dangers of dissatisfaction by recognizing one’s own capabilities, abilities, and means to achieve what is what actually what matters to oneself, and using this in creating a flexible plan to level up.
This shouldn’t be a news flash, but being dissatisfied, despairing, or fearful makes you vulnerable to those who would use you. In politics this is especially dangerous as one then tends to be attracted to those who seem like like they are strong, know ‘the answers’, and are ‘willing to take charge’. In my opinion that appearance is not only a sham, but generally hides a desire for control and power that has nothing to do with the best interests of most people.
A fairly comprehensive talk I wrote about my experience with schizophrenia for a ‘CMHA Consumer Conference’ in 2005.
A strange idea came to me in conversation the other day, namely that my experience with schizophrenia helps me understand, just a little, what it must be like to be Prince William. I say this because one of the most persistent symptoms of my schizophrenia is the feeling that everyone is talking critically about me.… Continue reading Princes and Madmen