It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, and a story is worth a thousand pictures. The focus of this blog is to offer stories, experiences, observations, insights, and beliefs that display compassion for those fighting mental illness, addiction, and abuse.
In the middle of these human struggles you and I can find self-compassion. By allowing our pain to spotlight meaningful needs rather than perceived failures, we shut off the valve that gushes false guilt, self-loathing, and paralyzing shame over our heads.
I am not a doctor or therapist. I write from the front line of personal battles with, and observations of, mental illness, addiction, and abuse. While strategies and ideas that continue to work for me are naturally included in these writings, in no way should this website be considered a substitute for professional behavioral health care.
Thank you for joining me. Whether a struggle is yours or you want to help a loved one, your comments are always welcome.