Z’s Wonderland


Master the Chaos By Z Zoccolante   “The best thing you could do is master the chaos in you. You are not thrown into the fire. You are the fire.” – Mama Indigo   There was a time when I felt like chaos, when I felt like the hurricane swooping unpredictably into the black hole of myself. There was a time when a gust of wind from me would throw those in my orbit off kilter.   I remember the people who tried to love me...

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Slack Community for Mental Health: Blending Health and Technology Guest Post by Zach Schleien Co-founder of 18percent.org Note from Z: Most of us know someone with a mental illness. Some of us may live with one. Today, I’m excited to share a guest post by someone who’s taking action to help support those with mental illness who may feel alone. He’s created a free community. Check it out below :).   Access to...

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More Fun By Z Zoccolante   For the last couple sessions I’ve seen my Network practitioner, he keeps telling me, Have more fun. Have fun. Fun fun fun.   And I noticed it felt good to hear that, as though someone was giving me permission to take a breath when I was lacking oxygen.   Lately, I’ve been doing a lot. America would be proud of me because our society tends to pride ourselves on things we do, what we achieve,...

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The Connection Lost with Addiction By Z Zoccolante   As humans, we are designed for connection. We seek it out. Alone and isolated we usually don’t do well. If we can’t find connection in relationships with other humans we seek it elsewhere – pets, inanimate objects to fill our homes. And always addictions.   Our favorite addictions don’t magically appear in a vacuum. There are reasons the addictions exists. Usually,...

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The Importance of Shifting Your Emotions By Z Zoccolante   When I was a kid we learned about particles in school. We were taught that when we get down to the matter our desk is nothing but vibrating molecules buzzing in space. We just happen to see it as a concrete shape that we can feel and touch, and our hand doesn’t go right through.   If everything is vibration shaking through space like a Tahitian dance party, then we...

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How We Heal By Z Zoccolante   This post is about an interesting realization I had about healing that I think is valuable for more than just me.   Later this week you can listen to a new episode of my podcast Throwing Up Rainbows! Yippee. In this episode I wrap up the two interviews that I had with my mom and my dad about my eating disorder as a teen.   As my teammate and I edited the interviews we listened to the parts...

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