A Recovery Blog

This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Florida Trip Photos


juju said...

Wow. Beautiful. I love Florida. Love, love, LOVE it!

Jen said...

Hi Kate,

Thank you for writing me! I really liked your blog, and found it very creative and interesting. I’m doing much better now than in the past (especially over the past 2-3 years or so). I found tremendous encouragement in my Buddhist practice, and love and support from my husband, family and friends. I also really benefitted from individual therapy. I found a therapist that I liked a lot. She helped me too. For me, initially I tried to have compassion and understanding for my voices. I also tried to reason with them and occasionally argue with them. These approaches never worked, and ultimately, I followed the advice of my husband and my therapist, and began to ignore them completely. Now, I am able to focus on my own life and the life I have with my husband, rather than worrying needlessly about the voices in my head. I am still posting to my blog, although not as often as I used to. I keep writing because I like to write. I’m glad you left me a note, and I hope you are happy and well.