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Mental Health

Sins Of Your Father

"The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father," God

When we are young we often question the rules that we must abide by. Injustice looms large as we with envy examine the situation of somebody who got it better than us. Still when we are being raised there is something more profoundly fundamental going on. By means of observation we are learning the behaviors, methods and attitudes of...
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Mental Health

Why?

"What would be the answer to the answer man?" Grateful Dead

Why? I am sure it is a question that every human being has asked in their life time. Why do bad things happen to me? Why in this world is there so much suffering...
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Creative Thinking

The Power of Nature—and 21 Prompts to Explore

Being in nature helps us feel refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired. Because focusing on the sky, the trees, the birds, the seasonal changes all around us sparks (and delights) our senses. It's like taking an extra long breath. It's like taking a gulp of water when you're thirsty. Being in nature gives us what we need. It soothes us. It grounds us. And it astounds us. It reminds us of the innate magic in...
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Poetry

Sunset Sonnets – A Loving Goodbye

As Love slips away what does one say?

Life is at the heart of the Poet but what place does death hold?

Sunset Sonnets is a book of poetry dedicated to the passing of my beloved wife Sylvia. Sylvia and I are saying the 'long goodbye' as she suffers with dementia and Alzheimer. As a person who suffers from mental illness this added stress is quite a test. To put my feelings down poetically is a great...
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Poetry

In Memory Of Frank Peoples

I met Frank Peoples at the Montclair Church Of Christ. We became friends the first day we met going to eat some fried chicken after church service. I eventually placed my membership with the Montclair Church Of Christ and Frank was a big influence in that.

Over the years our friendship grew. I would often drive him home after service and sometimes we'd talk. Frank suffered from mental illness as did I. Frank was sexually molested as...
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Poetry

Mother- A Poem In Remembrance

Publishing Caitlin Walsh's poem yesterday made me think about my own mother. My mother passed away seven years ago.

I went through a lot of pain and heartache when I was a child. When one is young you have nothing to reference your experiences with. Once a person becomes acquainted with the world one can begin to say how good or how bad one had life in their youth. But the process of growth doesn't stop their....
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Poetry

Guest Post- Poem “Grief” by Caitlin Walsh

Grief

By: Caitlin Walsh

You left me, it isn’t possible, or at least it shouldn’t be.
So much I didn’t say, so much we didn’t get to do.
I tell myself that you’re still here, just beyond what I can see.
Tricking my own mind, fighting what I know to be true.
Rage boils in me, at you, at the gods, at pain.
I snap at everyone and want only to be left alone.
I beat my fists against the walls, crying for you,...
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Poetry

Tell It To Me- In A Poem

Opening up my page for your poems.

I am very thankful for our friends at Psych Central for allowing me to have this blog. I appreciate the trust they have given me, that they believe I can live up to the high standards of their fine institution. As one who believes in sharing the wealth I am opening up this blog to you the reader. Just tell me your story in a poem.

What Am I Looking For?


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