Catharsis

A thoughtful note submitted to me by a reader that I thought I'd share. I'll let his simple eloquence do the talking: "I will say this... One of the things people probably say most often about my being a writer is how cathartic it must be, how it must help me get rid of stuff. [...]

Desiderata

GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive [...]

Breaking the cycle?

via Daily Prompt: Disrupt In theory it’s that easy. Disrupt the cycle of compulsive behaviours and intrusive thoughts. Cut yourself free from the spiral. I wish I knew how to do that. To rid myself of the feelings and ideas that constantly invade my mind. If it were easy, mental health specialists wouldn’t be in [...]

What lies ahead

via Daily Prompt: Luminescent "Even the darkest star burns bright enough for us to see"  For so long you have defined yourself by your struggles. You've found a comfortable and familiar identity within your mental illness, you have let your identity be swallowed up. The thought of leaving all of this behind is scary because [...]