Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

"Klahanie": his dedication to "Changes"

1900's Church St. STOKE-ON-TRENT

There are times when my mind would seek to hold me captive to its negative thoughts and reactions. Though I am receiving some help I envy the ones who attend the “Changes” program of England. You have the best of both worlds right there in your pocket, so to speak.

“The aim of Changes service is to provide an opportunity for those suffering from mental distress to move from isolation, withdrawal and dependency to becoming active and contributing members of their immediate and wider community.” (Changes 2008)

But I don’t live there and must “make do” with the information and helpful people I’ve met from there. One such person is Klahanie, whose name literally translates into “The Great Outdoors.” Indeed I took a cautious step through a cyber-land door to “meet” him; for me that WAS the great outdoors! I was searching in the website “Zimbio” when I found a “Wikizine” that Klahanie had established. He waved a new flag and I stopped by to watch it!

“Mental Health Matters”: The aim of my Wikizine is to help eliminate the unfair stigma that still surrounds mental health issues. And, I have been honoured to have my blog 'klahanie' featured on the B.B.C.'s radio station 'Radio 5 Live'. -Klahanie

He has been gracious to leave comments on some of my blog posts, revealing his empathy and compassion for the struggles of many. He’s a refreshing attitude toward the mission of positive interactions between others and their environments. (And I hope I’ve explained this correctly. ~dc)

The transparency that we are comfortable to blog with, concerning our issues, may help one another to take a step into the “great outdoors” of our souls. Think of the blogs as a sharing of soul to soul on the realities of living whole, and what we each need “to feel a part of life.”

My special thank you to “Changes” and “Klahanie” of Staffordshire Moorlands, UK; in special dedication for the understanding and empathy I have received. You are always welcome here. Peace unto you, your projects and mission.


  1. Dear dcrelief,
    I am extemely touched by your glowing endorsements. In this all to hectic world, sometimes we can forgot to acknowledge the kindness and compassion others have conveyed to us.
    You are warm testimony that we can display positive interaction. The goodness of your sole, the depth of your tranparency is to be admired.
    You are a brave soul, dcrelief, I want you to know that through the power of empathy and hope; we can indeed live our lives with positive anticipation rather than negative speculation.
    Thank you so much for this. I am deeply moved. Warm blessings to you. Klahanie

  2. Klahanie: You are so welcome and thank so much. In empathy, ~dc

  3. Isn't it remarkable that compassion and hope and understanding can be shared over such great distances and it's impact isn't diminished, in fact it's augmented as a result. Thanks for your blog. Best wishes, Emma.

  4. Thank you Emma; I definitely agree.
    Thanks to you, and take care. dc


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