Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Upcoming NAMI Convention in DC

NAMI will be hosting it's 4th Convention in DC at the end of June this year, peep the link to follow to learn more or register.

Particularly interesting (me-thinks) is the documentary that will be unveiled at the convention: Unlisted; A Story of Schizophrenia

Monday, April 19, 2010

I'm walking the walk (gulp) and asking for donations (double gulp)

And there is the idea of publicly "out-ing myself"...

Yep, I went and registered to walk the NAMI Walk Mind for America 2010 fund-raiser.

I've walked before, singularly. Technically, yeah: I do it all the time, one foot in front of the other, without incident... but there is something that increases my breath, blood pressure, and sweat density that has nothing at all to do with actually lacing up my sneakers. Something about asking for money, even/especially for worthy causes that put's you on the fast track to humility. Or something else. But I don't have language for that just yet.

So, moving past the strange fear of "the ask" I'm there. I'm in. And, now that I think of it; perhaps you'll be too. What are YOU doing Saturday May 15th? If you can't walk, consider donating.

But if you can do one or the other (or both) but need a little nudge, here's one to put you over the top: Zora's coming.

Oooooh weee.