About

I am a writer and advocate for the mentally ill.  My poetry and essays have been published in Transition, Structo, A Year in Ink, Pearl, City Works, San Diego Reader, Role Reboot, Manifest Station, The Mighty and others.  My husband and I published an anthology of poetry: Sundays at Liberty Station. I have a book: Pills, Poetry and Prose: Life with Schizophrenia, available on Amazon.

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69 thoughts on “About”

  1. You may be a fan of Foucault’s work then!

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  2. Your blog is remarkable…a tremendous gift to those living with and those of us who love someone living with schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder

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  3. You have a great voice as a writer and a fresh and unique perspective. I look forward to following and learning.

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  4. First of all please accept my heartfelt congratulation for creating this wonderful blog, it is indeed very inspirational and unique blog, I too have very inspirational blogs so don’t you think we should communicate with each other more often and should become good friends. Whenever you have spare time please visit my blog and read my some of the posts and if you feel, I am worth of your friendship, please leave your comment on my post, so, that will be the first step of building very solid yet sweet blogging friendship.
    Wishing you all the best…………

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  5. Thanks for your visit,reading and comment on my blog.
    Wishing you all the best………………………..

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  6. *This is not spam* My name is Jay Richard and I run Controlled Chaos Magazine. We are looking to recruit bloggers and writers for our site as we draw closer to our re-vamp. I have read through a few of your articles and really enjoy your writing style. I would like to discuss the opportunity with you. Please check us out at the website http://www.controlledchaosmagazine.com and get back to me at your earliest convenience if you are interested in hearing more. I thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to hearing from you soon! I can be contacted at jasonrichard@controlledchaosmagazine.com

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  7. Your blog is unique and inspiring. I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! I hope you participate! 🙂 https://youngsunshinescooking.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/739/

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    • Thank you so much! It will probably take me a year to be able to participate in awards. I just started blogging and each new thing takes me weeks to figure out and learn. I appreciate the award so much, but until I have figured out all the details to this website building, I won’t be able to participate. I am so very thankful though!

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  8. Kirsty said:

    Hiya,I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, heres the post telling you what to do if you want to 🙂 congratulations! Well deserved 🙂
    https://kirstydavies1990.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/leibster-award/

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    • Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! I am so flattered. I just started blogging though, and haven’t figured awards out yet. I think I will be ready in about a year to participate. It takes me weeks to figure out anything new on this platform. Again, I thank you so much, and I hope you will consider me again in the future when I am more of an expert at this! 🙂

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      • Kirsty said:

        I was the same when I was nominated for an award haha! I wasn’t blogging for long. Its nothing too difficult, you just save the photo and then upload that in your post ‘Add Media’ it will be in 🙂 then copy and paste rules from my post and do what it says. This way you get to share your blog with more people, the person who nominated you (in this case its me) has you on their profile so now people will hopefully click your link 🙂 its a great way to meet more people and for others to know stuff about you 🙂
        Most of the Awards are similar, in this case I had to nominate people with 200 or less followers which was difficult lol!

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      • Oh my gosh, that sounds like a foreign language to me. I can’t do it now, but I’ll look at the whole thing later. Again, thanks for nominating me and trying to get my blog out there. Even if I’m not successful, I do appreciate it! 🙂

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  9. Congratulations on your numerous published works.

    Thanks for sharing your story.

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  10. I am going to have to get your book!

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  11. thanks so much for liking my video, it took a long time but it was worth every minute of it. I can see i will enjoy your site very much, Greg

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  12. Hi,

    I’ve become familiar with your blog and I’m wondering if your interested in affiliating with my brand Schizophrenic.NYC. SchizophrenicNYC is a clothing line started by a Schizophrenic native New Yorker(me) who can’t stand to see homeless people with mental illness living on the streets. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20 to 25% of the homeless population in the United States suffers from some form of severe mental illness. This percentage is way to high and needs to change now.

    What I plan to do with SchizophrenicNYC is donate a portion of the profits to organizations in New York that support the mentally ill such as Fountain House, NYS Health Foundation, MHA-NYC, NAMI New York State as well as additional other charities.

    If you like my mission and are interested in affiliating with me please take a look at my website Schizophrenic.NYC and choose a tank top that you like. I will ship it to you with the expectation that you will blog about it and inform others about what I plan to do.

    Together we can make a change. Join the movement.

    Thanks for your time,
    Michelle

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  13. Hi Rebecca, I am bestowing the Starlight Blogger Award upon you. You can read about your nomination here: http://thereluctantbaptist.com/2015/06/18/award-hoard/
    Congratulations!

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    • Julie, I read about the award, and I am amazed that you would award it to me. I can’t respond though. Here is the truth about me – I barely get my blog up every day. the reason my blog is all text with no pictures of anything is because that is as far as my knowledge of WordPress goes. I have no way of posting all the things the reward requires. I am not tech savvy enough. I hope you understand. I’m sorry. I may be able to participate in a year or so. Thank you so much!

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  14. schizophrenia said:

    I came across your blog through a posting on Reddit. There is a subgroup that specifically focuses on schizophrenia. It’s a great community where people who are diagnosed with schizophrenia share experiences and coping skills as well as a place for friends and family with those of the disease to discuss common problems. You should take a look if you have not already. It’s a very empowering supportive community.

    Anyways, I would like to say I really enjoy your blog. As a person recently diagnosed with schizophrenia (specifically paranoid schizophrenia), I am always looking to hear from others with the disease and hear their experiences. It’s a way for me to find connections and learn.

    Just wanted to say thank you and keep doing what you are doing! Also your husband sounds fabulous.

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  15. Hi my name is Dan. I am looking for people who want to share their experiences with mental illness, mental healthcare or the mental health system for the publication City Voices. Poetry too. We will only use your first name or a pen-name as author unless you specify to print your full name. If interested, email cityvoices1995[at]gmail[dot]com and I’ll send to you a PDF of our last issue to help you decide if you want to submit an article.

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  16. Hi, thanks for following my journey. It helps a lot to know that there are others thinking about me and my wanderings. I too follow several bloggers, including you, because it helps me to keep perspective when others struggle so much harder t han me and survive.. good night!

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  17. wanderlusterlee said:

    Hi there, I love your blog and I thought it was only fair that I nominate you for an award 🙂 http://wanderlusterlee.com/2015/08/19/sunshine-blog-award-%E2%98%80/ …take care xx

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  18. Hi, I see you don’t put awards on your blog, but I wanted you to know I nominated you. Thanks for your wonderful blog! https://peacefrompanic.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/sunshine-blog-award/

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  19. Thank you so much! I don’t know how to do it really, and I’m too dense to learn 🙂 I love awards though! Please feel free to put your blog link in any comments on my blog at any time. Congratulations on your award!!!!! 🙂

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  20. Happy Birthday, wishing you a bright cheerful day! 🙂

    https://michaelathonyrios.wordpress.com/

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  21. Congratulations! I have nominated you for a ‘Bloggers Recognition Award’. For full details check out my blog post here: https://ryanwatchesfilms.wordpress.com/2015/10/03/and-the-award-for-blogger-recognition-goes-to/

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    • Thank you so much! I love being nominated but I have never figured out how to really participate. My knowledge of WordPress is limited and I recently figured out how to link to an article and post a picture. I have not tackled the acceptance of awards yet. I thank you so much for reading my blog and finding it worthy of an award though. I appreciate it!!! 🙂

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  22. Very nice to meet you and very impressive list of accomplishments. What you are doing is a great service and admirable!

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  23. Thank you for following my blog!

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  24. Adding you to my blog friend list this month! It should be up either tomorrow or Tuesday- let me know if you have a request for the title/short text blurb or if you don’t want to be on there! 😀

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    • I would love to be on there. Thank you so much. You can probably think of something appropriate for a blurb. I write about life, schizophrenia, and writing. Ha! Now, isn’t that the most creative blurb you have ever read?

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  25. Hi! I found your blog on a recent Meet and Greet thread.

    I’m glad to have found it! I am highly interested in the topic of mental health (among other social issues).

    I like your writing, and I think your blog has a sleek look to it; the colors make it feel “warm”.

    Looking forward to your posts. Have a great day.

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  26. Hi – I’m Jo, I’m 62, and I’m an artist and writer who is recovering from thirty years of depression and anxiety. I read your blog with great interest because I relate to it very much. My husband/soul mate/best friend has been my fabulous carer all these years. Two years ago I had a medication crisis and friends put me in touch with a local mental health team who put me on the right medication and introduced me to Cognitive behavioural therapy, which gave me the tools to help me through hiccups. I’m now better than I’ve ever been and am building the life I’ve always wanted: Art, writing, travel, wild west living history and other adventures. Reading your blog reassures me that I’m not alone. Thank you.

    Jo UK

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  27. Love what you’re doing here. I like the way you write and talk about mental issues in your posts. I can feel that are written with your heart. It’s lovely to “meet” you 🙂

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  28. HI

    I have nominated you for an award, I am sorry if I have missed if you are award free. If you would like to participate you can find all the details here

    https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/2016/01/22/spirit-animal-blogger-award/

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  29. I am sure you heard of my book promotions I am doing, but I thought I would stop by and leave the link if you are interested. If you aren’t no biggie and you can remove the comment! 🙂

    https://aopinionatedman.com/book-promotions-harsh-reality/

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