Something Positive for Today

The person who doesn't fit in with our notions of who is worthy of our love -- the bag lady at the corner, the strange old man who rides through town on a three-wheel bike all strung up with flags -- is just the person who, by not fitting into our patterns, insists that we … Continue reading Something Positive for Today

The Current Epidemic Of Abuse

Earlier this year I wrote an essay on abuse and mental illness for The Mighty. In light of the recent scandals coming out about the many people who have been abused by those in power, I feel led to re-post this: What My History of Abuse Taught Me About My Mental Illness Many years ago, … Continue reading The Current Epidemic Of Abuse

Online Bullying in Chronic Illness Support Groups

I was recently diagnosed with something called Mast Cell Activation Disorder (MCAD), also known as Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS). It's considered a rare disorder, although there is more and more information coming to light on the illness. After getting diagnosed, I wanted to connect with other people who have MCAD and learn more about … Continue reading Online Bullying in Chronic Illness Support Groups