Love

Love- What is the meaning of life? Love. When we’re born into this life, isn’t it from the act of love? What separates us from this love? A separation from God? A separation from ourselves? If we are made in his likeness, isn’t that the same thing? I believe we are all created in God’s likeness and that we all …

EGO

EGO- I’m finding when I want to be creative and have no inspiration, it’s because of my ego. A friend of mine from the past once told me what she believed ego stood for, “Edging God Out”. When I think of that statement it really makes sense. When you’re “Edging God Out”, you’re not attuned to the spirit. When that …

Awakening

Awakening- What is an awakening? It is a breakthrough from the inside out. It is a breakthrough of walls and barriers that we create internally. What causes these walls and barriers? Fear. What causes the fear? In my case, it is acceptance. Why acceptance? Because living with my dual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and addiction to alcohol/drugs there is a …

No More Crutch

No More Crutch is a book written of poetry, writings, and feelings from the early years of my recovery living with a dual diagnosis. My dual diagnosis consists of bipolar disorder and addiction to drugs/alcohol. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1995 after a drug induced manic episode. I was going to an all night rave club in NYC …

Prayer

Prayer Pray- When change is needed. -Amen When the prayers are answered. -Amen Pray- When your own strength isn’t enough. -Amen Rely on God. -Amen Pray for clarity and open doors. To see where you are going. We all need clarity in our own journey. -Amen When your vision is clear and your prayers are answered. -Amen

In Our Own Voice

This is my first “In Our Own Voice” presentation for the National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI).That’s me (Jason Insalaco) sitting on the left and Skip Hemschott sitting on the right. We present for NAMI NJ to bring awareness and educate about mental illness from our own stories of recovery.

Act

Many of my thoughts come and form into clouds. They can fill my head with darkness. It is key for me to be creative to express my thoughts into ideas and form a fire which is therapeutic. In this therapy art is formed. But it takes action. I must act to get the ideas done. Creation starts from thoughts which …