Category Archives: Creativity and Mental Illness

Another Year Another Dollar

Beginning again has been hard. I went through a period when I could not talk about mental illness anymore. To reflect on a subject that is difficult and still remain positive as well as continue looking for what is good … Continue reading

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Un-Mental Ilness: Playing with Changes and Forms

The summer, moving too fast as usual, already produced a number of subjects for writing.  Plus Change.  Not what you’ve got left in your pocket after going to the  Quick trip, but real organically manufactured 🙂 Change which has in … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Dialogues

I asked my son to read the poem, Fear,  below this one to get his reaction or response and he wrote me his responding poem to what he called my darker poem.  I am using his as a epigram/or maybe … Continue reading

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Am I Committed to My Commitments?

Back to the drawing board–perception and transformation.  If  I really meant what I said earlier in these posts, then what is confronting me now will not knock me to the floor as it has in the past. A solution, which … Continue reading

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Tough Week—Turn Left

The thing about being the family member of a person with a mental illness is that you don’t really want to waste time feeling sorry for yourself.  It multiplies the insanity.  The dilemma, the powerlessness you feel when someone you … Continue reading

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Universe of Dreams

Photo taken from my living room window in February and Postcard received–March 31st, 2011 –hand-painted flowers, fish and the sun Hi Mom, Sean here. I hope this finds you well and happy. The metal playground of life and the beautiful … Continue reading

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