This book is about a young mouse who wants to have big adventures. He lives in a Willow tree in the middle of an apple orchard. He starts off by wanting to see what is on the other side of the orchard. As he heads out he finds himself on a farm. He sees all kinds of new things and finds a new friend. Murray can't wait to go on many fun filled adventures with his new friend Dameon the youg foal who lives in the barn with all the other animals.
This book is a gripping, brutally honest, true story of the author's journey through five psychotic episodes. At the age of 53, she was diagnosed with depression and psychosis. Over the next four years and five hospitalizations, the diagnosis became a schizo-affective disorder. This mental illness is considered a more severe form of schizophrenia. The author interweaves her psychosis with her life-long spiritual journey and looks for the gifts that this illness has brought to her. She believes that her experiences deepened her compassion for other beings and her relationship to the Universe. She gives practical examples of how to engage a person mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. She believes that these aspects of a person, including someone with a mental illness, cannot be separated. The author hopes that those who have a mental illness and their caregivers, family, friends, nurses, counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists, as well as the general public, may gain new insights into the treatment and nature of mental illness.
Cameron and Momma are swept out to sea and find themselves rescued by two human sailors and a cat. Can they escape, or maybe make friends with someone on board? Â· The Captain? He's the master of his ship, and he does not like mice. Â· The Lady of the boat does seem to have some mystical way of communicating with Momma; maybe she can help. Â· The Cat? Well, he just wants to eat them or have them thrown overboard. And every day, the boat gets farther away from home! Can they escape, can they get home, what adventure lies ahead, and what does Cameron eventually come to desire most?A real sailor wrote this book shortly after setting out on a round-the-world cruise on a 41-foot sailboat in March 2013. The setting for this story is upon this real sailboat, sailing in real-time to actual places in the Caribbean. The real Captain and his Lady really do have a teapot and all the boat "stuff" mentioned in the story, and it really does work (and break) as described. The real adventure continues at http://svsoulmatie.blogspot.com No animals were harmed in the writing of this story. The "real life" captain actually does like mice.