Changing 'madness' into recovery
Author & Teacher, Karen Tyrrell
I was an abused teacher and tormented with night terrors. I escaped to a lonely motel where
Police incarcerated me into a psychiatric ward. After my release I wrote
Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness, which is about two emerging personas. ME ─ wife, mother, writer and teacher and HER ─ manic, psychic, healer to the living and telepathic to the dead.
The sequel, Me and Him: A Guide to Recovery, is a self-help book, that reveals shocking new discoveries on how my mental illness adversely affected my husband and carer, Steve.
Me and Her is about my experiences into and out of mental illness.
Me and Him is a raw and honest account of how mental illness affects the individual and their family. It contains a wellness plan to help you to live your happiest, healthiest life in stressful times.
Read the first #15 pages of ME & HIM here.
Send your articles about change to Kate@chan6es.com
Neuro-scientists agree, Animals Have Feelings
On July 7 2012 a small group of neuro-scientists and researchers from around the globe signed a petition that declared:
“all mammals, birds and other creatures, including octopuses, have consciousness”
no more cruelty
Cruelty is indifference to suffering, and even pleasure in inflicting it and kindness? Well, a little fearful woman once said to me that kindness is a weakness. Yet, surprising as it may seem, cruelty is an awful lot easier to express than kindness because it's all about not caring a tot about anybody's interests, but.. read more
“A human body in no way resembles those that were born for ravenousness; it hath no hawk’s bill, no sharp talon, no roughness of teeth, no such strength of stomach or heat of digestion, as can be sufficient to convert or alter such heavy and fleshy fare. But if you will contend that you were born to an inclination to such food as you have now a mind to eat, do you then yourself kill what you would eat. But do it yourself, without the help of a chopping-knife, mallet or axe, as wolves, bears, and lions do, who kill and eat at once. Rend an ox with thy teeth, worry a hog with thy mouth, tear a lamb or a hare in pieces, and fall on and eat it alive as they do. But if thou had rather stay until what thou eat is to become dead, and if thou art loath to force a soul out of its body, why then dost thou against nature eat an animate thing? There is nobody that is willing to eat even a lifeless and a dead thing even as it is; so they boil it, and roast it, and alter it by fire and medicines, as it were, changing and quenching the slaughtered gore with thousands of sweet sauces, that the palate being thereby deceived may admit of such uncouth fare.”
"I really love this recipe and it has become a regular in our house. I often sub the pecans for a blend of sunflower and pumpkin seeds or whatever nuts I have on hand. I have played around with it quite a bit to add more flavor. Adding more soy, some grated ginger and chili powder works well, so does throwing in some lemon zest, lemon juice and a heap of parsley. It is great base recipe for adding other flavors too. These are incredibly easy to make & very good! Even my son, the reluctant vegetarian, gives them the thumbs up."
1 cup pecan meal
1 cup cold water
1 tablespoon Liquid Aminos (from health food store)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
dash garlic powder to taste
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup crumbled tofu
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients in bowl. If too wet, add a little more oats. If too dry add a few drops of water or lemon juice. Drop tablespoons of mixture onto a sprayed frying pan on medium heat. Brown on both sides. Cover while cooking. Serve with baby spinach and olive salad, on toasted rye bread buttered with avocado and topped with finely sliced capsicum, flaked almonds and a few basil leaves. Be creative!! and enjoy!
Win a copy of Karen Tyrell's Me and Him (see above) by sharing your change strategies on Chan6es
There is a lot being shared about Climate Change and I think we can all be assured that it is happening and we all will have to deal with it in one way or another. Having it pushed in your face all of the time can feel a little dis-empowering because it is a force of Nature that not very many of us have much control over. Yet, saying this, there remains the question of what kind of control do we have over Nature and the truth is... read more
the most important change message you'll ever hear in your life
" If I can recover from post-traumatic stress disorder AND bipolar disorder, think of what YOU can change in your life through using my strategies of wellness " ~ Karen Tyrrell
The Black Swan Of Change
“All swans are white, yet it is logically possible to falsify this statement by observing a single black swan.”
Be aware, some videos below contain the horrors of the accelerating war against domesticated animals.
free us from Slavery
“We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers - but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.” ~ Katharine Hepburn
free us from slavery
free us from Slavery
end the cruelty
The food scare over horse meat being found in beef burgers has raised wider questions about how horses are moved and slaughtered
BBC Newsline's Gordon Adair has been following a USPCA investigation which it says has uncovered animal cruelty on a huge scale.
Viewers may find some of the pictures in his report distressing.
free us from slavery & cruelty
Why changing the menu is more than just a good idea
Philip Wollen explains why animals should be off the menu
are you mad, sausage?
A hungry young man gets served serious food for thought when a sausage starts its dramatic life story.
What the young man hears changes his life forever.
human slavery? animal slavery?