Exposed! And a Target?

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?

Local Artisan Supporting Mental Health

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

Computer Art

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!

2005 Schizophrenia Talk

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.

Think for Yourself, Not Your Guru

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

Finding Satisfaction

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.

Dangers of Dissatisfaction

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.