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Since September 22, 2007
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I am a 37-year-old combat Veteran of the Armed Forces. I write to get things off my chest. I have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the War. I am a rock climber (bouldering and sport climbing) at present. I have a blog at www.climbing4therestofus.com if you are interested in more on my climbing-infused life!
HIGHLIGHTED ITEMS
Both a poem and an instructional sequence to focus my mind on climbing.
Rated: E
~81 Words
Sports, Psychology, Reference
Type: Other
Updated 3 years ago
This is an "instruction card" of sorts that I use to calm down and focus when stressed.
Rated: E
~75 Words
Sports, Psychology, Experience
Type: Other
Updated 3 years ago
Thoughts (not necessarily organized) about the last year and half of my life.
Rated: E
~348 Words
Experience
Type: Other
Updated 3 years ago
PORTFOLIO
    Rated: E · Family · #2106615
    This is a letter to my father. If it turns out well enough, I may even share it with him.
    Rated: E · Sports · #2102094
    This is an "instruction card" of sorts that I use to calm down and focus when stressed.
    Rated: E · Experience · #2097890
    Thoughts (not necessarily organized) about the last year and half of my life.
    Rated: E · Sports · #2096702
    Both a poem and an instructional sequence to focus my mind on climbing.
    Rated: E · Other · #2047279
    This is a poem about recovering from mental illness and future plans.
    Rated: E · Other · #1974180
    This is how I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1914745
    Phoenix has a downturn in his mood and is at the end of his rope...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1912956
    This is an essay about mistakes and how the best of us are capable of making them...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1912802
    Phoenix deals with neck pain for three weeks not even knowing how he hurt it...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1911577
    Phoenix makes his way through a typical day, pondering his future plans...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1910966
    Phoenix discovers that his friend is not as helpless as she has been playing to Phoenix...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1910671
    Phoenix is surprised by his good mood on a Saturday...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1909289
    Phoenix discovers through experience what his psychiatrist goes through with his patients.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1908449
    Phoenix wakes up feeling like he is on the edge of a nervous breakdown...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1907982
    This is how I am feeling on finals day...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1906835
    Phoenix visits his doctor and they talk about Phoenix's conscience...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1906039
    Phoenix catches up with his psychiatrist after two weeks of worrying and new meds...
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1905680
    Phoenix describes how he feels on a bad day...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1905405
    Phoenix spends some time in the coffee shop wondering what to do...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1905268
    Phoenix reflects on what God has given him despite him being mentally ill...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1905076
    This is a poem written by a mentally ill person...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1905043
    Phoenix has a good experience with his latest antipsychotic...
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1903708
    Phoenix's VA doctor follows up with him the day after his treatment because he is worried.
    Rated: 13+ · Other · #1903092
    Phoenix is having trouble with his suicide feelings, his depression, and his reactivity...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1902728
    Phoenix's psychiatrist assigns him a book to read, a book that will change his life...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1902523
    Phoenix takes his second neuropharmacology exam...and is thankful for the extra credit...
    Rated: 13+ · Other · #1902367
    This is an essay on identity that I have needed to write for a long time...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1902365
    Phoenix tries to sort out some of his issues the morning after the election...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1902103
    Phoenix deals with the loss of his best friend...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1902097
    Phoenix gets a text message from his best friend telling him she is leaving for Dallas...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1901943
    Phoenix receives a letter from the nurse practitioner about rare, atypical cells...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1901501
    Este es un poema sobre el mal entendido cliente en un café.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1901483
    Phoenix is off his trazodone and his aripiprazole, and he is wide awake at 0300hrs...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1901351
    Phoenix decides he needs braces for his knees and ankle due to old military injuries...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1901135
    Phoenix is ready for his ECT procedure...and thirsty.
    Rated: E · Other · #1901078
    Estos son mis oraciones a Dios.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1900938
    Phoenix visits his psychiatrist and receives a phone call with the go-ahead...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1900743
    Phoenix begins to feel even more effects of being off his antipsychotic...
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1900661
    Phoenix finishes some of his studies, but his thoughts will not slow down...
    Rated: E · Other · #1900638
    Este es mi salmos a Dios.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1900565
    Phoenix goes to the coffee shop to study and finds his concentration suffering...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1900211
    Estoy tratando de escribir en español.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1900204
    Phoenix struggles with the loss of his antipsychotic...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1900137
    Phoenix makes it through another day...to face another day...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1899945
    Phoenix is far behind in his studies and has two tests and an ECT next week...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1899438
    Phoenix begins tapering down on a few medications, one of which is his antipsychotic...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1899032
    Phoenix gets his monthly ECT treatment, which fixes things immediately, as usual...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1897581
    Phoenix finds himself in a position to catch up on his schoolwork...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1897117
    Phoenix spends hours on his thesis, only to begin doodling and come up with some answers!
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1896814
    This is a piece about my faith in God over the years...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1896755
    Phoenix takes his neuropharmacology test and later reads his Spanish Bible, thinking...
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1896232
    Phoenix goes for a drive out on the town, but he is severely depressed and knows it...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1895691
    Phoenix's graduate school friends have a surprise birthday party for him...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1894797
    Phoenix starts his day in the wee hours of the morning, as usual, but not the usual day...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1894681
    Phoenix writes his doctor a letter, not knowing what else to do...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1894080
    I have been told that I need to take time to relax once a day, at least... How?
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1893910
    Phoenix sees his psychiatrist and finds out that he had not read Phoenix's letter yet...
    Rated: E · Other · #1893543
    For those of you who are wondering, Phoenix Jones is a series in my portfolio...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1893542
    Phoenix's doctor did not call yesterday like he needed him to...and he wonders why.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1893357
    This is a piece about all the things I used to do and what is now different in my life...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1892821
    Phoenix is exhausted, but still has work to do...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1892560
    Phoenix does his 45-minute lecture presentation...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1892424
    Phoenix laments about being behind in his reading for grad school...and everything else.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1891654
    Phoenix gets his new MacBook Pro...
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1890034
    Phoenix tells his doctor a vital piece of information that he had hidden for 12 years...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1888686
    Phoenix cannot figure out what to do with himself, his mind wandering through memories...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1888426
    My doctor asked me a question in session that sparked some self-forgiveness in me...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1888192
    Phoenix deals with contracts for most of the day - commitments...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1887915
    Phoenix plays his guitar for the first time in a week and finds that it calms him...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1887794
    Phoenix feels like he is not even in control of his own internal world - PTSD is king...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1887714
    Phoenix holds something inside, but it wants out...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1886818
    Phoenix cannot get over the War because he cannot forgive himself...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1886649
    Phoenix starts thinking about all he needs to get done and borders on being overwhelmed...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1886620
    Phoenix is having a "normal" day so far, but it has just begun...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1886337
    Phoenix waits for his doctor to call while thinking about his mental disorder...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1886219
    Phoenix finds himself contemplating going to the Community Crisis Center...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1885078
    This is a poem about my interpretation of the Dave Matthews Band song "Gravedigger"...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1885034
    Phoenix is in search of ways to exercise despite his ankle injury and finds a deal...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1884960
    Phoenix is up at 0300 in the morning again from nightmares and is frustrated...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1884915
    Phoenix and his doctor have it out and Phoenix is devastated...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1884456
    Phoenix has had enough and seeks help from the government representative.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1881271
    This is a poem about my quest for knowledge.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1877648
    This is a piece describing my feelings as I make my way through this part of my life.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1871416
    Phoenix gets some bad news from his neurologist...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1868401
    This is a short collection of comments and observations on writing my own music...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1867454
    Lyrics to the first song I have written in 13 years...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1867299
    Phoenix writes his first musical composition in 13 years...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1866881
    Phoenix learns a new programming language for statistics...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1866615
    I was a prodigy...and then the music left me for 13 years.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1865073
    This is where I am at with the guitar currently, and my thoughts on the subject...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1865007
    Phoenix has an odd experience and discusses it with his psychiatrist...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1864460
    This is a poem about the wee morning hours...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1864225
    Phoenix's new guitar and amplifier arrive...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1863905
    Phoenix spends some time in the psych ward again...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1863310
    Phoenix takes the next step in his guitar education...
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1863263
    This is a poem about being acutely mentally ill...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1861813
    This is a poem about existentialism.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1861693
    This is a poem about trying dope.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1861541
    Phoenix burns incense and plays his guitar as he thinks about many things...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1860522
    Phoenix has to give an assessment...but his last three participants have been no-shows...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1860341
    Phoenix shares Easter with his family, then dyes Easter eggs with his friend...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1860065
    This is the list of songs that Phoenix can play as of 07 Apr 2012.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1860058
    Phoenix knows who called his spouse, and he is worried...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1859885
    This is a poem about the truth and its consequences...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1859280
    Phoenix has too much to do in too little time at the end of the semester...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1858241
    Phoenix uses all of his clinical skills to assess his friend during a crisis...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1857736
    Phoenix treasures a good photo of him and his guitar...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1857418
    Phoenix thinks about the symbolism of his guitar and all that it means to him...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1857221
    Phoenix struggles with what he really believes spiritually...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1856960
    Phoenix relaxes on a cloudy day in late March...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1856864
    Phoenix consults his professor about his thesis ideas...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1856693
    Phoenix is challenged by the question of not being "in depth enough" about himself...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1856688
    This is a poem about what it might mean to be in depth about something...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1856385
    Phoenix reflects on the callouses in his life...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1856117
    Phoenix leaves class and goes home to rest because his day just is not working out...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1855916
    Phoenix's new MacBook Air was to arrive today...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1855575
    Phoenix finds out more about his soon-to-be new computer...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1855453
    Phoenix decides to upgrade his PC...with a MacBook Air.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1855279
    Phoenix continues enjoying his guitar, despite everything else in life that is going on...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1854738
    Phoenix has a day out of the ordinary that he could not have expected...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1854188
    Phoenix sets goals for his guitar playing...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1853741
    Phoenix comes up with some tips for learning to play the guitar as he learns himself...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1853523
    Phoenix has his ECT treatment...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1853107
    Phoenix's friend asks him to help her learn to read music and to choose a song to play...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1852916
    Phoenix finds that persistence, again, is paying off...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1852736
    Phoenix misunderstood his friend's opinion about him playing the guitar...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1852583
    Phoenix has another rough Sunday...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1852203
    Phoenix practices his guitar after scoring an assessment for most of the day...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1852031
    Phoenix's guitar arrives...
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1851488
    Phoenix's friend tells him a painful opinion about her thoughts on him learning guitar...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1851032
    Phoenix anxiously awaits the arrival of his new guitar...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1850805
    Phoenix contemplates getting a guitar and learning to play...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1850510
    Phoenix eagerly awaits the fitting of his new ankle brace...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1850105
    Phoenix discovers just how much of the world he could not see...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1849364
    Phoenix Jones continues to wrestle with issues from the morning...
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1849270
    Phoenix Jones agonizes over life on a Sunday morning...
    Rated: 13+ · Other · #1849099
    This is a piece describing what I thought I wanted to know, but didn't.
    Rated: GC · Other · #1848820
    My first experience of the next in a string of case managers...I can tell.
    Rated: GC · Other · #1847781
    This is a piece describing how I feel about losing another case manager.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1847674
    This is a piece about the loss of friends.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1839939
    This is a letter to myself outlining and explaining my goals for 2012.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1834550
    This is a series of accounts detailing my daily activities as I went through ECT.
    Rated: E · Other · #1832086
    This is a poem to tell you how I choose to feel about poetry.
    Rated: E · Other · #1830865
    Life-saving treatments can come with mixed feelings.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1829472
    This is a poem about the illness I feel this morning.
    Rated: E · Other · #1828478
    This is a poem about the toll time takes.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1828118
    This is a satirical piece that I am doing from experience.
    Rated: E · Other · #1827979
    This is a short story written for a contest based on a photo.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1827247
    This poem explores a lot of confused feelings due to a decrease in medication.
    Rated: E · Other · #1827221
    This is a poem about hand-me-down blue jeans...at age 31.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1826393
    This is a poem about the morning after I got out of the hospital.
    Rated: 18+ · Other · #1824023
    Just how I am feeling today...first snow of the season.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1823949
    This is a work about a prayer offered to God.
    Rated: E · Other · #1818849
    This is a series of encounters with the Devil.
    Rated: E · Other · #1815833
    This is an essay on my observations and feelings about my new iPod.
    Rated: ASR · Other · #1802031
    A Case of Mental Illness, Perhaps My Own...