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7 Surprising Gifts of My Mental Illness

February 1, 2016 // 2 Comments

By Steve Austin I used to live in an I-have-it-together illusion. But waking up in ICU after a failed suicide attempt left me with no choice but to admit that I suffer from [...]

Surviving Free-Floating Holiday Grief

December 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Have you ever taken a random grief nap? As in, “I am suddenly overwhelmed by piercing sadness and I think I’ll just shut my eyes for the next 15 minutes because I can’t [...]

Taste Your Life : Bread, Wine, Chocolate

December 16, 2015 // 2 Comments

Maybe I just needed the words close to me. Bread. Wine. Chocolate. Slow. Loss. Food. Love. All words that speak to my heart. Words that I dance and sometimes wrestle with in [...]

Lovebomb | Laundry With Purpose

December 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Practicing mindfulness can benefit everyone, but it’s especially helpful if you tend toward anxiety or depression. Often, when we are engaged in a mundane physical task [...]

Happy Patience-Giving

November 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

Even in California, we get fall. The day will be a mild and sunny 60 degrees, but still, yellowed leaves blanket the bright green, drought-friendly artificial turf of our [...]

Gratitude: Give Yourself What You Give Away

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I used to be thankful that I was trying to make the world a better place, trying to make people feel appreciated and loved. I wanted to lead by example. But at night, I would [...]
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