Soul loss is a form of self-preservation. When we experience trauma, we experience soul loss because the part of ourselves that gives us life and vitality “leave” in order to prevent permanent damage. This causes a systemic distortion that manifests in many ways, ultimately compromising our quality of life and our ability to connect with […]

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I was thinking about past events recently and pondering the effect those events would have had if I was successful in my attempt to take my own life. It’s a morbid thought for sure, but it is something that has plagued me for a very long time. I started to think about how my untimely […]

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A brighty colored abstact painting.

I knew since I was young that I would be working in an arts-related industry but never expected to work as an actual fine artist. I never even knew that was a possibility. I thought fine art was only done by white men during the Renaissance and not a modern era profession. It turns out […]

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Every day people struggle with negative feelings. Some folks move in and out of them easily, while others get stuck in them and choose to end their lives. When a celebrity takes their own life the media is quick to respond. TV and radio show hosts bring on experts to discuss suicide prevention and ads […]

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Suicide Watch: Part Four

October 23, 2018

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J. Doe is a pseudonym for anonymous contributions to Healers Magazine. The following is the fourth installation. Click here to read part one, here to read part two, or here to read part three. I’ve often wished to be a fly on the wall, able to hear what others are saying about me when they […]

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“Everyone recognizes the certainty [of his death], but lays it on one side, like other theoretical truths that are not applicable in practice, without taking it into his vivid consciousness.” (Schopenhauer) When Sigmund Freud arrived at the possibility of a “death instinct” in Beyond the Pleasure Principle he acknowledged that he had “unwillingly steered our […]

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J. Doe is a pseudonym for anonymous contributions to Healers Magazine. The following is the third installation in the five-part memoirs of a brave woman faced with bipolar depression. Click here to read part one, here to read part two, or click here to read part four. The Ativan did more than take the edge […]

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J. Doe is a pseudonym for anonymous contributions to Healers Magazine. The following is the second installation in the five-part memoirs of a brave woman faced with bipolar depression. Click here to read part one, here to read part three, or click here to read part four. What happened after Joe found me isn’t a […]

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J. Doe is a pseudonym for anonymous contributions to Sacred Spaces. The first entry to Sacred Spaces by J. Doe is the first installation from the memoirs of a brave woman faced with bipolar depression.

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