mental health podcast - madness2magic

I’m with Crazy: A Love Story (Ep8) National Sibling Day & Crazy

You know, all those greeting card company commercials that celebrate siblings and family or the magazine articles, you know the question, “When was the last time you told your brothers or sisters you loved them?” The media and marketing all remind me on this National Siblings Day that it’s my excuse to give them all…

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mental illness in the family

I’m with Crazy: A Love Story (Ep7-Part 2) Living & Loving Crazy

In part 1 of my conversation with my brother Ross, I learned lots about how different perspectives can be, even if siblings grew up surrounded by the same crazy. Today’s podcast is a continuation of the last episode. It’s been enlightening for me – and it’s dawned on me that this is really the first…

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I’m with Crazy: A Love Story (Ep7 – Part 1) Living & Loving Crazy

“…It’s a whole different world….” My brother Rosario is definitely right. I listen back to some of these stories and think WOW what we were going thru and hiding from the world…? And then I think WOW what must you listeners be thinking? LOL While there’s much more to this podcast – so much more…

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mental health podcast - madness2magic

I’m with Crazy: A Love Story (Ep6) Leaving Neverland

I hadn’t planned on doing a podcast on this particular topic – that of sexual predators and sex abuse — and for some of you, you may wonder what this has to do with mental illness and caregiving, and to that I’ll give a simple answer – A LOT. Having just watched for the second…

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mental illness in the family

I’m with Crazy: A Love Story (Ep5) The Gift of Change

I wonder, how often do we set expectations of others, of experiences, of ourselves? How many times do we romanticize scenarios, places, people, our histories? How many times do we suffer because we’re wishing that things were different? We’re not accepting what is, especially when there’s nothing that you can do to change what is.…

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mental illness in the family

I’m with Crazy: A Love Story (Ep2) Christmas and Crazy

My direct connection with paranoid schizophrenia is no longer. My mother died a decade ago and my little sister died just a few years ago. Every Christmas, however, I can’t help but think of the irony. After all, both schizophrenia and the holidays involve retreat into a world of bizarre delusions. Santa Claus, flying reindeer,…

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