atheism, Mental Health

Control

Since abandoning religious thinking and refusing to entertain all woo, I have become much more successful in life... I do not have to send prayers or look for a sign to determine whether there is an action I should take. I do not send "thoughts and prayers." Rather I send labor, expertise, or good old… Continue reading Control

atheism, Mental Health

Freedom to heal…

The absence of a god has given me an incredible about of freedom.  It's is absolute emotional torture to have mental health issues while at the same time believing a benevolent being was convicting me daily of thought crimes.  Making it worse is the tendency of the psychology profession to encourage these beliefs in a… Continue reading Freedom to heal…

Mental Health

Creating Again…

I've lately found myself unable to get to bed before 1 AM. My mind is swirling around with racing thoughts that don't subside when the house quiets down for the evening.  I've taken advantage of this time and energy by working on a considerable amount of art. I've found this process almost meditative. If I… Continue reading Creating Again…

Mental Health

Saying the A-Word Out Loud

The first time I said I was an Atheist, it was to a psychiatrist. I'll back up here. It was nearly four years ago that I had the biggest mental health crisis of my life. It had me off work for seven weeks, during which I was in a state of being completely unable to… Continue reading Saying the A-Word Out Loud