Author Archive for Chaya

Readings/Consults For Only A $5 Patreon Pledge

Quick note to let you know I am offering a new special for a limited time. If you sign up on my Patreon page for at least $5 per month(you can cap your pledge at whatever monthly amount you choose), I will offer you an intuitive/tarot/astrology reading and healing, health consultation, or a combination. This […]

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Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: Checklist

Checklist of things to keep in mind: 1. It Gets Better. Most people find that after withdrawal symptoms subside, they feel much better. This is because a toxin is no longer hampering the bodily systems, so everything is easier from breathing, to exercise, to digestion, to thinking clearly, communication and memory. 2. Acute withdrawal is […]

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Latest Videos

A few videos I made recently for your enjoyment and sharing.

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VIDEO (new) 111 Things to Try Before Going On Psychiatric Drugs

Here’s my most popular post as a video for you: Please share!

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Tips For Psychiatric Survivors in Trump Era

In the wake of out new administration, many harsh realities have been hitting us. Our work to guard and protect those vulnerable to emotional/mental meltdowns is even more cut out for us than ever, and we were already under-resourced and overwhelmed. What many have studied along the lines of helping people in crisis and in […]

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The Temptation to Dream

It is tempting to dream when this much is given to us. We might say, “How can I hold this?” We might trip over our sentences in search for a bee or a fly in this stillness. Or a bald eagle might come along fiercely letting sound out without the slightest restraint, or the car […]

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Windstorm

I. Maybe the wind can wash away our stories. That’s what I want because Even the stories I tell you aren’t true And I know that Despite that I’m being honest But as the wind gusts And tinkers with small leaves I know the story I told you would be better off dead, Like those […]

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Anchored

What anchors us? Some of us have deep intimacy with a number of places, people, routines, parts of ourselves… and then these things can change, intimacies shift. What does it mean to be intimate with the flow of life? How do we know if we are intimate or anchored? It can shift from moment to […]

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The Dinner Club Conversation About Psych Drugs

Last night at a dinner club, I brought up the conversation of psychiatric drugs causing a rise in disability rates. I suggested Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker to a man who was talking about how he works for Social Security disability to determine whether people are eligible for disability. He asked what it […]

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Starting Out On Patreon

I’ve been exploring doing “pledge for pledge” on Patreon with artists I resonate with. I read about it through a couple of other artists blogs and thought I would give it a try by asking a handful of people (to start) whether they’d like to pledge for pledge. Almost right away, I got this message […]

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