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  •  Upcoming Schedule (11+ / 0-)

    April 7 - michelewln
    all other April dates are open - please jump in and tell us your story!

    postmodernista is the moderator of KosAbility’s diaries and maintains the schedule. If you’d like to sign up for an open Sunday, post a comment or send her a private kosmail.
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    Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

    by postmodernista on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 02:03:42 PM PDT

    •  I would not mind telling my story... (8+ / 0-)

      though I'm a bit shy about doing it, I think maybe writing about the success of my rehabilitation from mental illness might be useful to people here.

      •  sorry for delay (4+ / 0-)

        had company for dinner... I believe that you're right about your experience being relevant and useful. I had a mental illness issue myself not too long ago, and did a KosAbility diary. I was really shy and embarrassed about the whole thing, but all the voices here were kind, understanding, and helpful.

        If you'd like to talk more about it, maybe send me a kosmail?

        Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

        by postmodernista on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 07:29:52 PM PDT

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        •  Heh, you'd probably get me better than anyone (4+ / 0-)

          I see you're a former paramedic... thats my current profession and the leap I took to get out of my disability. You'd probably understand how its now dragging me down, but I'm not ready to give up yet.

          •  I loved it, but I do understand that (2+ / 0-)
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            ladybug53, glorificus

            it can be so fraught, so heavy sometimes, that it is hard to bear other people's tribulations. I know I learned a lot during that time, as I did with teaching. Especially if you are someone who internalizes others' pain.

            I think you must be incredibly brave to choose that career when you're in pain yourself, but it can be so healing to help others, especially in high energy, crisis situation with a fairly defined endpoint. I've got my fingers crossed for you- EMS is becoming like primary care for the disenfranchised, and good paramedics, while not quite rare as hen's teeth, are ever more important.

            Anyone who scoffs at happiness needs to take their soul back to the factory and demand a better one. -driftglass

            by postmodernista on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 09:26:40 PM PDT

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