Hello, dear friends and readers: this is my first blog since the first week of February, you are still reading them, even in bigger numbers, thanks for that. Where have I been, I have been hanging out in the mental health universe, from deep in it to the recovery stage. At different stages, I lied to many professionals, my family and friends in the hope that would work in me recovering quicker. Strangely this did not work, perhaps the only thing was that I was released too early from the Melbourne Clinic and had to survive on my own for many hours at home when I was not truly ready.
So its times for my friend Marc Chernoff’s list of empowerment, no surprise I opened his book to this particular list:
12 Things You Should Be Able to Say to Yourself:
- I am following my heart and. intuition.
- I am proud of myself.
- I am making a difference.
- I am happy and grateful.
- I am growing into the best version of myself.
- I am making my time count.
- I am honest with myself.
- I am good to those I care about.
- I know what unconditional love feels like.
- I have forgiven those who once hurt me.
- I take full accountability for my life.
- I have no regrets.
There was a great deal of cringe factor in writing these as I am about 1 out of 10 for a lot of them.
So what should the quotes be about today, mental health or empowerment, I vote for mental health as not enough is written about that:
1. Declaring you are in this process is a very important step, stop lying to yourself.
2. One of my party tricks when I get struck down, cut everybody off, I would not recommend this as a powerful healing process: It’s My Party.
3. How good is our society with it, they lock you up so you are out of the way, I don’t know whether I vote Yae or Nae to this.
4. Some of this you forget in the depths of it: Love Myself
5. You and your medication, I am a lifer, when I stop taking it, the dark times reappear.
6. Remember to ask when its difficult RUOK: Feels.
7. The amount of anxiety and handshaking I went through I do have to agree with this.
8. Another way of saying the title of this blog: Change
9. This would have made my list of 12 things.
10. This would be a point of healing I could relate to: Both Sides Now.
11. But there certainly are times you do not agree with this.
12: Guilty as charged: Man Up.
13. Great words from a previous POTUS.
14. When you feel like you have a brick on your tongue, the third one is not that easy: I’m Walking on Sunshine.
15. And our final quote is from someone the system missed.
I have not written my ethos in three months, so here I go: Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included. My Psychiatrist thought this was far too a large step, I will take little steps, writing this blog is one of them. Until my net blog, my dear friends.
The playlist contains some great pop divas and a certified legend. We begin with Jessie J and Hailee Steinfeld. Calvin Harris is next, then Christine Aguilera. The legendary Joni Mitchell follows. Then a doco about men’s silence in this area. We finish on a bright note with Katrina and the Waves: It is hard to heal when you are lying to the world.