About the new look? I think I like it better; it seems easier to read and follow. By next week I hope to have a newer picture either with or without a current cat. The cat in the picture, Newman ('cause he's so handsome of course) doesn't live with me anymore. Mom! You ding-a-ling, that's not Kisster! I'm very tired today and am having a major nap-attack at work because I stayed up late listening to good music Bruce Cockburn , spending time with a good friend and just generally enjoying the sober life. Actually, yesterday was just stellar, being my friend The Practical Vampire Slayer's birthday and all - couldn't have been better. So - let me know what you think. About the new blog look, you know. Thanks!
Hi. I'm Angela. Eclectic Recovery is my blog and I welcome you to its pages.
ER began as an exploration into my ongoing issues with addiction/mental illness and the solutions I employed and experiences I went through attempting to navigate a course to health. Mostly they have been unsuccessful and ridiculous. Such, I find, is much of life.
My own problems with addiction have led me to catch onto the fact that virtually the entire world is addicted and that a forced detox is imminent. Peak oil, climate change & continued destruction, imperialism, corruption, global financial and food insecurity - these things will not go away just because we don't look.
My recent intense self-education into these issues still feels way behind the curve. At the same time, I realize that the majority of folks still can't stomach the topics and are in deep denial of our dilemma. But becoming informed and taking action, accepting responsbility and stepping up to the plate are going to, at the very least, make it much easier when you release that last breath. At best, you could get to be part of a revolution for change that will move us from an oiil-based, patriarchally defined way of life towards a reverence based society wherein all life is honored and we become, again, just another part of that life.
There's a lot of information out there and I believe I've gotten pretty good at separating the wheat from the chaff. I am called to provide anyone who happens to visit ER the good information I'm finding and attempt to engage them in action.
ER is no longer just a personal blog. It's political, too.