The Three "R's"

Ramblings, Reflections, Reviews … From the "Pen" of William Land

Category Archives: Mental Disabilities

Living with Chronic Pain

Since 1994, I have lived with chronic pain due to physical issues. Since birth (1959), I have lived with pain issues. I was born with cerebral palsy; fortunately, it is mild in comparison to what this disability could be. With this condition, I lived my life as fully and as richly as possible. I learned …

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I Need More Spoons: Coping with Physical Challenges, Chronic Pain and Wanting to Die

Preface This essay discusses themes which may be disturbing to some readers: chronic pain, depression, suicide. I suggest one should stop reading it when he (or she) is becoming upset. I am not trying to upset anyone, but I offer an honest perspective of how difficult it is, at times, to live with physical challenges …

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A Picture Quilt

A Picture Quilt by William Land Earlier this year (2014), a friend, prolific quilter, Julie Domenico, contacted me about another quilt she had made. Followers in my community may remember that Julie created an original quilt for me in 2013 using some of the fabric from the Moda Nancy Drew fabric line. Julie titled this …

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The Truth about Whales

The Truth about Whales From: July, 2011 This book is A MUST READ: Memoirs about Child and Sexual Abuse, Rape, Suicides, Addiction, Obesity, Depression—One Woman’s Story “After everything we encounter as human beings, after every trial and joy, everything we have chosen this lifetime for — we eventually answer to the human being staring back …

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A Discussion: People Living with Disabilities …

A Discussion: People Living with Disabilities From the JudyBoltonFans Discussion Forum 2006 Introduction The discussion from the JudyBoltonFans discussion forum around attitudes of people living with mental and physical disabilities prompted me to write a detailed reply chronicling my own experiences as a person living with disabilities. This article summarizes the relevant responses from the …

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Living with Chronic Pain

From the date (2009), I recognize it an essay I wrote as an assignment for a chronic pain management program in which I was a participant. I recognize that they words, today in 2015, are even more relevant now than they were when I first wrote them. These words still strongly resonate with me. New …

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