Category Archives: mental health

Legacies of Sexual Abuse: My Experience

I. John came into my life when I was around 14. He had been invited to our Church as a guest speaker and had soon moved to our town to start a new life for himself. He was charismatic, friendly … Continue reading

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Kafka’s Metamorphosis and the Acceptance of Tragedy

Franz Kafka’s short-story¬†Metamorphosis is a harrowing depiction of a bizarre physical and mental transformation. A salesman by the name of Gregor Samsa awakes one morning to find that he has inexplicably developed into an insect. No explanation is given as … Continue reading

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Creativity and Recovering from Addiction

Over the past several months I have had the honour of facilitating weekly SMART meetings at Lugar Brae Uniting Church. For the uninitiated, SMART is an acronym for Self- Management Recovery Training. Its purpose is to use a range of … Continue reading

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Falling into the Abyss: Dostoevsky’s The Double and Mental Illness

I. Picture this: you overhear your work colleagues talking in the break room one lunch time. You find out they have planned a party for that very evening.¬† Everyone in the office is invited, and there will be plenty of … Continue reading

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