"Recovering from a mental illness is like preparing for a mountain climb. At first, the peak seems remote and unattainable. However, when you break it down into a series of small steps, even the steepest slope becomes manageable "
"My mental illness is like an annoying neighbor who won't get the hint when you want her to go home. My mental illness is my nemesis. It fools me, it tells me that I'm worthless. It tells me to give up. It tells me to stop. Go no further. Don't do that, don't succeed. You are not enough. You are not worthy."
"Toddlers have almost no control of what they feel and how they react. Sometimes, I notice myself reacting and in my head, I know it's irrational or due to an anxiety symptom, but I literally don't know how else to cope besides lashing out."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.