• The Vulnerable

    “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”― Madeleine L’Engle Let me be blunt, I abhor violence! I grew up always in fear, fear of someone acting out in violence. […]

  • Anxiety and homelessness | Ben’s Mental Health Story | Mind

    Mind, the mental health charity “I didn’t feel safe amongst the other people there and being gay… and isolated, it heightened my anxiety.” When Ben found himself homeless, he had to deal with a system that didn’t understand his needs and how this impacted on his mental health. Find out more about our LGBTQ work […]

  • The Interview Moderated by Ashley L. Peterson – A Continuation

    Once again I would like to say, “Thank You” to Ashley L. Peterson whose blog is Mental Health @ Home. This is a continuation of the initial interview by Ashley , you can find it here. As you read you will find I answer questions at great length, I truly did my best to pull […]

  • A Re-Blog: Does Sexuality Matter? — My Mindfulness Living

    This is one of the questions that we ask from ourself and yet hesitate to share our opinion with others. The bitter side is asking this question not because of the curiosity about the answer, but because of the discomfort judgements of the society. Actually, does sexuality matter? Here I’m not going to give you […] […]

  • Christian’s Interview

    I believe I came upon Christian’s blog, “Translating Gender” back in June while looking for some posts about Pride Month. While reading some of his posts I could feel his emotion as he wrote about his journey. So several days ago I asked Christian if I could interview him. Following is Christian’s Interview. I feel […]

  • Dear Reader

    “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”― Leo Buscaglia Dear Reader: I wish I could sit down with you over coffee, listen to you about your […]

  • In The Name Of Racism?

      “No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger than its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise.” —Marian Anderson, singer Some questions I would […]

  • This Isn’t My Father’s Generation

    “Pit race against race, religion against religion, prejudice against prejudice. Divide and conquer! We must not let that happen here.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt There is a tug-of-war happening around the world sparked by a video showing a cop with his knee on a black man’s neck.  In eight minutes, forty-six seconds George Floyd was dead. On […]

  • Pride, Prejudice, Psychology!

    “Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.” ― Derek Jarman Pierre Elliot Trudeau: {1967} ‘There’s no place […]

  • Teach Me, Let Me Learn Part Two

    “Mental illness is not something you misunderstand in this era. Get educated because bias is no different than racism.” ― Shannon L. Alder Racism is a learned trait.  Go to any school yard and you likely to find two little boys playing together.  What is noticeable one will white the other African American.  There is not […]

  • Pride Comes In All Colors…

    “When all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or whom they love, we are all more free.”–Barack Obama *** This is not a post to bash, humiliate, judge, deride. It is not a sermon to discuss right or wrong.  So, it is my hope that you will not just click to […]