The Book Outline


The outline is meant to be fluid, an entity to help me keep track of my place in the broader  structure of the book.

This page is a list of the “52s” that are the framework.  See the outline expanded to include the “365s”.  Hover over the book outline tab.  The option for “The Guts” will be accessible.


Galileo said that the book was the most remarkable invention ever made.  “If anything is to be hailed as the greatest of all miracles, it would certainly be writing.”   It is by the written word that people’s inmost thoughts and feelings can be conveyed.  Pictures degrade, verbal conversations can be misunderstood.  But when it is recorded, there is no ambiguity.

The following 52’s are in no particular order

Updated 3/12/2012

  • What you wished you had known way back when.
  • Mood disorders 101.
  • Let your voice be heard.
  • In the eye of the maelstrom.
  • Self-management
  • Co-Occuring Disorders.
  • Accountability.
  • Breaking new ground.
  • Things that make you go….Um…Um…
  • Goals.
  • Stigma.
  • Making and retaining a support system.
  • Self esteem.
  • Compliance.
  • Equilibrium.
  • Ally relations
  • Tool Box
  • ESL – emotions as a second language
  • Liar, Liar, pants on fire.
  • When to say when.
  • What are your favorite sins [or vices]?
  • My life has been filled with tragedies…and some of them even happened.
  • Well, excuse me for living!
  • Exiting the wardrobe.  I’ll stop procrastinating…tomorrow.
  • Why I am in this predicament anyhow?
  • It is what it is.
  • Chronic pain.
  • Following your bliss.
  • Hello: my name is my mental illness…..
  • Normal
  • This is your world.
  • Hygiene (physical, emotional, and mental)
  • When your pocket is burning.
  • Advocacy
  • Ants in my pants
  • The three little bears
  • My fridge door, keeper of the wisdom of the ages.
  • When you just can’t get out of bed.
  • Triggers.
  • Recovery.
  • Living with yourself.
  • On self-talk.
  • Pick your battles.
  • Insight, know thyself.
  • Your purpose in life.
  • The poison of passive aggressive.
  • If you are not getting the answers you want, ask a different question.
  • Getting off the fence.
  • Why does it seem that we have to learn the same lessons over and over?
  • What are you willing to do to take care of yourself?
  • Victim-ology
  • How to magnify your lot in life
  • Coming out of the closet (Have this linked with the Stigma 52)
  • Ferocious optimism
  • What is paralyzing you?
  • What would a forgiving person do?
  • What does it mean to be patient?
  • Rent free in your head

See the expanded outline

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