A New Strategy

I heard some more voices yesterday afternoon while I was doing Pilates exercises and chanting. I tried not to listen. They were saying something about how “my argument was absurd”. As I have mentioned before, the voices that I hear, (and usually these types of auditory hallucinations in general) are negative. I went to my

Personal Growth

I read a quote today by Daisaku Ikeda, the president of my Buddhist organization. The quote reads, “Without opposition there is no growth. It is hard to argue with that logic. A state in which we are free from problems or constraints is not happiness. Happiness is transcending all opposition and obstacles and continuing to

Writing & Working

I was waking up from a nap this afternoon. I was thinking about jobs that I’ve had in the past, and about the possibility of applying for a new job in the future. Although I think I would prefer to work on my writing, and try to make money that way, rather than working at

Reality Check

Yesterday at my group therapy session we talked a little bit about what it means to do a “reality check”. We were discussing the different kinds of symptoms that we have, and how our symptoms can cause paranoia and anxiety. Our group leader encouraged us to do a “reality check” as a way of confirming


One afternoon, at the suggestion of my husband, I wrote down everything I heard the voices say. I took a sheet of notebook paper, and while I was writing articles on the computer, I would pause periodically to make a note about what I heard the voices say in my head. This was awhile ago,