The Keys to Getting Well Again

from When Women Inspire

When Women Inspire

It happens to us all, we get sick, it’s part of the human condition that is ever in a state of flux. No, we don’t tend to like it too much, and, of course, we don’t have to surrender to always be this way. In fact, for many of us, a guiding force is getting well again. But there are some important things to remember when we are on our journey to recovery. Keep reading to find out what they are.

Focus on what is and not what used to be

A major problem for folks that are in recovery whether it’s from physical illness or a mental issue is that they look at their situation and focus on how they use to be. This is of course very understandable.

Getting ill or having an accident can be quite a shock to the system and it can play havoc with…

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A Searchlight Soul

from Respect the Blankie

Respect the Blankie

by

JC Schildbach, LMHC

Chester Bennington completed suicide by hanging on Chris Cornell’s birthday, just over a month after Chris Cornell completed suicide by hanging on the 37th anniversary of Ian Curtis’ suicide by hanging.

For those unfamiliar, Bennington was best known as the lead singer of Linkin Park; Chris Cornell was best known as the lead singer of Soundgarden; and Ian Curtis was best known as lead singer of Joy Division.

Now, Linkin Park’s music makes me want to grind my teeth, spit, and curse—and not in a good way. And I never got into Joy Division beyond owning a ‘greatest hits’ collection for a few years as an undergrad. I am, however, a big fan of Soundgarden, as well as another of Cornell’s bands, Audioslave—not such a big fan that I ever made it to a concert. But, living in Seattle, I would see members of the…

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