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Hope is Real! · 1W ago

Intentional Peer Support vs. Advice Giving: A FaceBook Dialogue

The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.    ~David Bailey   What most people need is validation, not advice.   ~Me4 tasks of peer support: connection, worl...
Hope is Real! · 3W ago

Prevent Regret By Following Your Intuition

May was saying that when it is time to die, go ahead and die, and when it's time to live, live.  Don't sort-of-maybe live, but live like you're going all out, like you're not afraid.  (211, ...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

Phone Banking As Self Care

Christ is the change that occurs in humanity, in art, in philosophy, everywhere.  (90, Monica A. Coleman, Making a Way Out of No Way). You have to be open to Christ for this change to occur....
Hope is Real! · 2M ago

Expressing Gratitude for Bipolar Disorder

And now, isn't it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God?  You're more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, ...
Hope is Real! · 4M ago

What An Ally Looks Like

Nobody's free until everybody's free. - Fannie Lou Hamer Recently I read an article from the queer point of view and was surprised at how many people were defensive about the advice given.  ...
Hope is Real! · 5M ago

The Hearing Voices Network Introduced Me To First World Trauma

Let us not ask, "What is wrong with you?" but, " What happened to you?"I recently took a life-changing, empowering, and validating training to be a support group facilitator for the Hearing ...
Hope is Real! · 5M ago

Accepting The Limitations Of Creativity

Because of the extravagance of those revelations, and so I wouldn't get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations.  (388, The Message Bi...
Hope is Real! · 6M ago

Call or Write Senator Isakson

The new healthcare bill has many harmful parts to it that are concerning to me.  Here is a nice summary of what they are:1. It allows health insurance companies to charge older Americans up ...
Hope is Real! · 6M ago

Metro Atlanta Eating Disorder Resources

Since I am in recovery from an eating disorder, I get asked about eating disorder resources in the Metro Atlanta area from time to time.  Recently, I decided to compile them in a list so I c...
Hope is Real! · 6M ago

Tips on Navigating The System

When everything was hopeless, Abraham believed anyway, deciding to live not on the basis of what he saw he couldn't do but on what God said he would do.  (315, The Message Bible) I was rece...