I just finished reading two books that resonated very deeply with me. One was an old science-fiction book called Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, and the other was a non-fiction work by Ernest Becker called The Denial of Death. That I happened to read these two books in sequence turned out to be a wonderful example of how synchronicity operates in life.
Stranger in a Strange Land is the story of Valentine Michael Smith who becomes an orphan on Mars and is brought up as a Martian. When a second expedition arrives on Mars years later, they decide to bring Valentine Michael... (Click Here to Read More)
On Monday, January 13, 2003, a twenty-six-year old pregnant woman with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, also known as manic depression, committed suicide. Her name was Kara Smith. This book is a record of a family’s nine-year battle to keep Kara safe and preserve the independence that Kara needed.
Tapestry is a narrative with three voices: Kara’s father, Tom Smith, Kara’s twin brother Kevin Smith, and from Kara in the posthumous publication of Kara’s writings. This book takes the reader through the unwinding threads that lead to Kara’s irrevocable act.
Tom Smith’s narration dominates... (Click Here to Read More)
Baltic Street, AEH, Inc. [Advocacy, Employment and Housing, (incorporated)] Bridger Program
Program Supervisor and CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner)
Recovery is a renewed belief in the human experience—a belief in one's self, as well as, the belief in others. We can easily lose trust when situations have low merit; when we live in subhuman conditions that are below the poverty level without moral economic norms. Here no human being finds a love for one’s self. This coupled with a devastating mental health issue can deplete a person of any belief in themselves.... (Click Here to Read More)