- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Talking About Recovery

Talking About Recovery
It's hard to talk about our feelings. Some words don't put the true nature of the feelings into a context for others to comprehend. The truth is we might not understand our feelings or moods well enough to verbalize them.

Emotions are a fickle...

- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Why Would My True Love Send Me Two Turtle Doves?

Why Would Your True Love Send You Two Turtle Doves?

What fact do we really know about Turtle Doves?  What is a Turtledove anyway?

First, I think we all know Turtle Doves is a Dove! But a dove is from the “the animal family Columbidae” that is basically a pigeon*.  Yes, our international symbol of love and peace is also related to our international symbol of filth, the pigeon or “flying rats.”
My Flying Rat Relationship
The flying rat or pigeon (along with...

- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Daring To Be Different

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. ~ Cecil Beaton
I think being different, going against the grain of society is the...

- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

Inflammation–Is it Connected to Weight and Depression?

I've been on a low-carb diet Keto...and my wife is seeing significant improvements in my depression. She says she feels loved, by me, again. It's not that I've stopped loving her, but my deep depression made it hard for me to express affection freely. The dark, bleak cloud of depression enveloped over my interactions torrentially.

The cloud has lifted and so has my mood. It's such a relief for me and my family.

My wellness plan always included psych medication. The first few years it was...

- Mental Health Humor By Chato Stewart

When Life Gives You Lemons

When life gives you lemons, we're told to make lemonade. To make the sour palatable, we water down the lemon concentrate and add sugar or honey to sweeten. But I can only drink so much lemonade before the acidity gives me acid reflux.

When life is giving you nothing but lemons, it might be time to change your life.  Cut down the lemon tree grove and plant something else.

I want to do just that, have a control burn on my LIFE'S gameboard.  Not only are things going wrong,...