Thursday, May 29, 2008

as is- ani difranco

forget the video, one of my favorite songs of all times

Monday, May 19, 2008

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gtpx flower ceremony

we finished this gestalt experience as we started, with each group member placing a flower in a vase....when we opened, it felt odd, trying to find our rhythms in this silent room of strangers

this time, i had made a cd with one song from every member, and each person took their turn when their song came on the stereo....and we had other represent the missing members (ellen went for mary joe, i went for jody, lisa went for alex-and gave a wonderful statement i must add-, tracey went for mary grace....we even held those that disappeared early in the program- ann, harold and phenon were there.

i will let the rest speak for itself























....thank you gtpx: final gestalt closure


....jody, you got it perfectly, though i admit, it would be more understandable if i still had the video you took from the first weekend
of me trying to eat an apple core

Song of the day: the silence of assimilation

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Indigo Girls-Closer To Fine

actually learned about the indigo girls on the yellow school bus riding out to camp wise, summer 1989, this became a camp anthem (although, now adays the song leaders dont seem to use a capo and so none of the kids sing a long since they cant hit the notes)

Dear God-XTC

great song, also from 7/8 grade era

a morning of '90s music

Istanbul - They Might Be Giants. MTV Europe, 1990 (i was in 7/8 grade)

just feeling nostalgic for middle/high school, i guess, but here is a little selection of my favorites from those days

Saturday, May 10, 2008

since when is chronic depression not a "real" mental health issue


i had a client this week, that i have had a nmber of times over the past couple of years, who suffers from depression and suicidal ideation. this time, the discharge plan was a little different and i ended up calling MHS-an agency that works specifially with a homeless population- for his follow up services and lo and be-hold, they tell me that they only open cases with real mental health concerns, such as schizophrenia or bi-polar disorders

i cant share my irateness about this, it is so great....

however, i do know the program manager for the MHS outreach services, and i think i will contact her and ask for further clarification into this

depression is in and of its self-even with out its polarized mania states- a serious, life debililitating condition that needs appropriate care and it makes me sad that a primary mental health agency that i work with has so little regard for the issue

i intend on letting this agency know how i feel about it, and have attatched a link if anyone else is interested in learning more about this agency or in encouraging them to also take chronic depressive disorders as well.

Song of the day:

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

presence


im here, really i am...i dont mean to be so quiet, but things have been extra busy....

i did finally get my car back on friday though, and she looks good as new and drives good as new

...and i promise to get back to this blogging business by the weekend

Song of the day: great spirit- brooke medicine eagle
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