I like to think that we all have a little crazy in us. It comes out in different forms for different people. Maybe you drive your car faaast to perk up your morning commute. Maybe it’s doing something spontaneous/fun with a significant other.

For others, it could be an uncontrolled impulse. An impulse may be serious for those of us with mental illness and addiction. It could lead to a drinking binge or even a psychotic break. We can ride the wave (D.B.T. what WHAT) and feel all the feels without acting on those impulses in an all-or-nothing way.

Crazy doesn’t have to be dangerous/nuts/psycho. It can be a non-judgmental stance on a sudden emotion. And it can be a push-pull towards the impulse to act on the emotion, without the consequence of a spastic outburst (and without having to stuff it deep down into our gut).

Besides that, CRAZY can be BEAUTIFUL. It can be a creative force driving ideas at your job. It can be a gorgeous new way of walking through life with confidence.

MENTAL.PUNKS: don’t be ashamed of your CRAZY.BEAUTY.

Embrace it.

Look out for my next blog on D.B.T. and how us CRAY.PUNKS can regulate our emotions and stay mindful. Ohmmm.

People are always selling the idea that people with mental illness are suffering. I think madness can be an escape. If things are not so good, you maybe want to imagine something better. — John Nash


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Joanna Fanuko

Joanna is an aligned vinyasa RYT-200 certified yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance. Joanna's mission is to bring the teaching of yoga to everybody in an accessible, welcoming and gentle way. Check out for services, blogs and updates on all things yoga. Namaste.

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