how schizophrenic are we?

I promised my friend I would write a blog on this topic. she is one of those amazing peeps who lives with a condition and she lives with courage and dignity. I am not going to say anything more about her but she knows she’s on my mind as I write this. it’s awful how…

The good earth

Originally posted on Riekie Greyling:
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. – James Allen Every morning I see you in your garden. Planting. Weeding. Touching different…

thank you for this reminder about attitudes

I have been thinking about gratitude and about how much having an attitude of gratitude each and every day transforms one’s overall outlook. Gratitude can turn a negative outlook into a much more positive one. Being grateful for even life’s most painful lessons or experiences can transform that pain into a more positive emotion and […]…

Poetry

Originally posted on NOT MY SECRET…overcoming the shame of sexual abuse:
I’ve been swimming against the current for so long, My red towel is bleached pink from the sun. My body’s strength, is gone. Perhaps it isn’t too late? to turn around. I’m just? so? tired now. Perhaps it’s past time? to just? drown.…

labels again….

via Daily Prompt: Label Are you an illness (label)? A topic that sometimes comes up in my circles is the use of the “be” verb with medical or mental illnesses. Have you ever noticed that for some illnesses people say “I am [insert illness]” or “He is [insert illness]”? Some specific examples of this labeling […]…

More and more often an education is required to secure a job; many companies see a college degree as a sign of initiative and good follow through skills. If you’re diligent you can prepare yourself for the challenges of college while keeping your recovery program intact. Most addiction starts in late adolescence, so setting and […]…

sexual

One of the most pernicious ideas in American life is that sexual harassment lawsuits are an example of political correctness gone mad. For the last few months I’ve been working on a video series for Highline, a re-examination of all the things we got wrong in the 1990s. The first episode is about the sexual…

we live in very interesting times

Lunchtime calls to prayer mingle with struggle songs; a banner in the ANC colours shouts: ZUMA MUST GO. Above people lean out of office towers to wave as we march by; traffic is stopped and a taxi driver yells, “Eish! I really hate Zuma but you’re stopping my work!”. A tiny Indian lady in…… via Anti-Zuma…