The Worst Is Just a New Beginning In Disguise

A diagnosis could, in fact, be the beginning of a more sustainable life. I, like hundreds of The Stability Network Leaders, are living proof that recovery is possible and that a diagnosis does not need to be an anvil that sinks the whole ship. Actually, it can be the thread that patches your sails so you can navigate new horizons.

Nurturing Your Mental Wellness

The vast majority of people who listen to my journey tell me I’m brave, and that my story has given them the courage to tell theirs. It never ceases to amaze me how many people have stories to tell. Be a storyteller. You have no idea whom or in what ways you will help. But you will.

The Truth Behind My Title

I hope we can shatter the belief that in order to be professionally successful, we need to hide or disguise our inner struggles and difficulties. I truly believe it is quite the opposite… our greatest challenges are often the key, and the door, to our greatest successes.

What We Can Learn From the Ali Shuffle

For many of us in The Stability Network, we lived our first decades in a certain way. Then the illness struck and our mental health diagnoses forced us to adapt and grow or decline. A significant part of that transformation meant learning how to identify our strengths and minimize our weaknesses.

The Courage to Own and Tell Your Story

Through creating autobiographical music, my life has become more integrated. I feel more confident and courageous in navigating vulnerability and difficult conversations.

The Mathematics of Hope

A lot of people say they’d die for their child. I’ve never heard anyone say they’ll show them what it takes to live.

The Long and Noble Road to Lasting Mental Health

Understanding the pre-condition and three requirements offers hope. The stigma associated with mental illness is fading and science is tackling mental illness from every possible angle.

Being Our Own Mental Health Advocate

We need each other to combat stigma, to make others like us realize they can overcome it. We need each other to advocate for ourselves. The Stability Network is about the possibility of hope and recovery. We are a message of empowerment.

The Joy of Rethinking Resolutions

Over the years, I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the New Year, and so often it would end in disappointment. While I’m all for a new slate, creating goals, thinking up new visions for my life, and making plans for what I’m going to accomplish, I’ve also experienced the heart-wrenching emotions of publicly declaring my New Year intentions.