How can we heal from the implicit bias of “Mental Illness” and “mentally ill”? I hear these words and it sounds like fingernails scraping down the chalkboard. “The stain of dehumanization colors the mind, body and spirit and it is not so easily washed away.” - Michael Skinner Recently I … [Read more...] about The implicit bias of, “Mental Illness” and “mentally ill”, a lexicon of hurt.
Exposed [originally titled Daughter of God] is a 2016 American thriller film, written and directed by Gee Malik Linton [credited as Declan Dale], at his directorial debut. The film stars Ana de Armas, Keanu Reeves, Christopher McDonald, Big Daddy Kane, and Mira Sorvino. While perusing … [Read more...] about Exposed – The Arc of Trauma and Abuse
I read this article at my friend Helga Luest's, Trauma Informed Linked In post and shared a comment and I thought to dive a bit more, into why I feel the way I do about 'resiliency'. Here is my post comment to the article - Natural Resilience to Major Life Stressors Not So Common - … [Read more...] about Thoughts & Music to share on Resiliency
“There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” Erma Bombeck Thoughts to share - aahh...the end of an era, David Letterman retires - a time of comedy, deep thought and reflection. I've been watching David Letterman since he first appeared back … [Read more...] about The end of an era, David Letterman, Comedy & Healing
In the early nineties, Mike Skinner had it all. “I was happily married with my wife…my partner of 21 years. We had five great children. I had a nice home and a very successful business—I had the American Dream,” he says. “Then it all came crashing … [Read more...] about Striking a Chord – Anchor Magazine
Music has a profound way of touching us. Music has given me great joy, hope, and healing. Music has been a lifesaver and that is not something I say lightly. I am forever grateful for its gift. Music continues to help me heal from an abusive childhood that left me with post-traumatic stress, … [Read more...] about The Power of Music – RAP Sheet