Category Archives: Mental Illnesses

It was going to be called, “My Kind of Crazy”

This essay, such as it will be… was going to be called, “My Kind of Crazy”. But, I realized suddenly that to call it “MY KIND OF…” means that I approve, condone, am ok with. The reality is, that I … Continue reading

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The Ramblings of a Not so Nutty Woman

The past couple of weeks have just been absolutely nuts! So much going on. A car in the shop to get the transmission worked on yet again. We have not driven it like a race car or abused it in … Continue reading

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It all comes down to one point…

I understand that friends and family (some of them) wish that I would shut up. Just know that I can not and will not. Continue reading

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Parental Estrangements: Finish your mourning, Let Go, & Live!

1 in 10 families live with one sort of parent/child estrangement or another Continue reading

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PTSD, & Anger – The Treatment of Women

Warning: There is explicit details in this essay. IF your stomach is queasy then do not go here. If rape is a touchy subject for you, do not go here. Well, a new thought to share with my therapist. Can … Continue reading

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The Definition of Insanity: Hate & Intolerance

I simply hold the situation up to the light, hoping that others will not fall into the trap of thought that creates the arrogance that surrounds these attitudes. Continue reading

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Thirty Five Years Ago Today…

My father passed away from chronic heart disease. He had congestive heart failure due to a heart weakened from rheumatic fever as a baby, genetic weaknesses, caused by familial inherited (very) high blood pressure.  He had coronary artery disease and had … Continue reading

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A Million Years Ago….

A million years ago, I signed a paper promising that I would never talk about the details of a situation.  These papers were filed in a court of law.  Somewhere is the signature of an emotionally exhausted young woman who … Continue reading

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1-12-2017 Homework done for the Women’s Group

My family in the living room during Christmas, in Newark, CA: L to R- Alvin C. Rowe, my little sister, Pam, my mother, Pat, myself.  In the very front, my Uncle Tom Coop.  In the back L to R: My … Continue reading

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The Nightmare: “When Trump Stole the Election”

I’m in a group for Women w/ PTSD. Our assignment (aka commitment) this week was to say something about a gift that our trauma caused us to have.  This past week has been mostly about waking up from a nightmare called, … Continue reading

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