Tag: mental health

There’s No Place Like Home

The last time I was home was six weeks ago. It didn’t go well. I was stressed and anxious the whole time. I regretted coming home and I made my family stressed and bummed. I felt fearful and uneasy. I wanted to go back… Continue Reading “There’s No Place Like Home”

Herbs vs. Pharmaceuticals

To every thing there is a season,and a time to every purpose under the heaven Unfortunately, I became very prejudiced against pharmaceuticals when I became an herbalist. It was particularly rough for me to admit that my daughter needed to be on pharmaceuticals instead… Continue Reading “Herbs vs. Pharmaceuticals”

A Quiet Place

A strong vision came to me today, clear and colourful and alive: When my consciousness arrives, I’m laying on a soft green bed of moss. With eyes still closed, I notice the sounds of birds and insects. There is a cacophany of sound, yet… Continue Reading “A Quiet Place”

Psych Ward Fun Facts #1

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. – Fred Rogers Even though I have some second hand experience because of my… Continue Reading “Psych Ward Fun Facts #1”

The Psych Ward: Part 1

What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation. -Glenn Close A tale of two hospitals I hope you find this interesting. I do, but it is happening to me, so there’s that. Me, Pisek Psychiatric Hospital Things had been getting worse.… Continue Reading “The Psych Ward: Part 1”

The Art of Scars

I am currently in the hospital. I had a nervous breakdown. After childhood trauma and many years of unending stress and suffering that increased in intensity, I broke…into pieces. I had a powerful vision earlier this week: It was of a precious ming dynasty… Continue Reading “The Art of Scars”