The first time I posted this was in 2014 but I have no idea where it is, so here we go again, because it's that time of year and I know what could happen. My fingers are crossed that it won't, but this ain't my first rodeo, better safe than sorry. Being a Mom is [...]
My first day at preschool, I could see that the teacher's aide wanted to teach me the letters, so I didn't say, I know this already... I was afraid of hurting her feelings. When she asked me to try, I read the words and kept reading, I learned to read at home when I [...]
Written for a very special boy in my life and dedicated to every other beautiful soul who lives and loves with Autism. He doesn’t say much. Often struggles to be heard. But his eyes speak while he whispers his words. His days are structured routine is what he needs. He thrives when [...]
I know you’re scared; but I need you to know that it’s okay to be scared. I’m going to tell you something that I’ve wanted to tell you for a long time now. I have a secret: Being scared is a good thing. That excited sizzle in the air right before you get up [...]
This is exceptional. Thank you, Byron Hamel and thank you Trigger Points.
I am in absoute awe of Byron and I thank the Universe for souls like his.
In searching for fathers to contribute to the Trigger Points Anthology, I came across Byron’s blog Trauma Dad. As soon as I finished reading his post I Am A Killer, I emailed him because I felt compelled to help him share his voice as far and wide as I could. Although he was unable to contribute to the anthology, he has remained a friend to the Trigger Points community. Good things are happening for Byron and I am so thrilled that he has chosen to share an excerpt from his upcoming book I Am a Killer for the #SurvivorsEmpoweringSurvivors series.
“I think “I Am A Killer” will help people. More than that, I think the raw acknowledgement of my corrupt instincts, and how I turn them into positive action, will help stop people from being abusers, and will help them come to love themselves.” ~Byron Hamel
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Welcome to MindTrip Crossfire A section where I take one topic and hit it from two different bipolar perspectives. This is the place where we encourage you to join in on the conversation, share your experience, and let us know where YOU stand. The MindTrip CROSSFIRE: Humanity Edition is taking a look at the recent UCC [...]
Altruistic - unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others. It's been about five years since I first joined that bipolar support group. I was nervous to say the least, but there was one person who reached out and welcomed me and the person was Dori Owen. Our dialogue flowed immediately, and a [...]
“I have found both freedom and safety in my madness; the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Madman For the past four years, my psychiatrists (I’ve had a couple) have deemed it not only necessary, but absolutely crucial, that [...]