Posts Tagged ‘Mental Health’

Bigger Dragon, Better Weapon

Bigger Dragon, Better Weapon

“A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it’s impossible to ever see the end.” – Elizabeth Wurtzel, Prozac Nation Depression sucks. It literally sucks the hope, the will and the joy from people. In the end, [Continue]

Our Power Perspective

Our Power Perspective

“Mental Health: A state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” – Segen’s Medical Dictionary, 2012 The definition above is nearly perfect in summarizing our [Continue]

We All Bake The Cake

We All Bake The Cake

“Recovery: a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.” – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2012   We know that building a living wellness and overcoming our barriers (occasionally with a self-administered butt kick) is a [Continue]

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

Living Wellness in 5 Steps

This website was born way back in May of 2010. Every year in May I look back and assess the year’s articles first, to ensure I’m providing the value that you guys deserve and second, as a means of reflecting on the work itself, my life and the themes that lurk within. Some years there’s [Continue]

Falling Well: The Lifecycle of a Leaf

Falling Well: The Lifecycle of a Leaf

  “Autumn is a second Spring where every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus, Author, Absurdist & Nobel Prize winner   I love failure. To be fair, it’s been life-long acquired taste. To be even fairer, it is best tasted in small, momentary doses, not long banquets. There is a moment in failure when it [Continue]

Mental Evaluation: Jared Lee Loughner

Mental Evaluation: Jared Lee Loughner

  I’ll admit it; I wasn’t very interested in Jared Loughner’s attempted shooting of Congress member Giffords at first. I simply thought it was a horrible action of an unhealthy person. Mere hours after it occurred, the event was being heralded as a referendum on the extreme partisan divide that has been filled with increasingly [Continue]

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