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

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.

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.