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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Schizoaffective Disorder

This video touches on the illness my son Nate suffers with. We all suffer, really. Mental illness touches people in ways you can not imagine. This video contains a statement that Schizoaffective disorder may be genetic. I may be at fault, somehow. I ate right, exercised, put my children first, even before they were born, and I am still to blame. My genetic material was faulty. I will own that.

Furthermore, I will cultivate compassion. I will work for social action. I will find a way to use painful emotions to cultivate wisdom, compassion and courage. I believe that in the midst of chaos there is its opposite. I just have to find out what that looks like.