Quotes From Tacoma Gathering

Memorable quotes from a WRAP Tacoma gathering I attended on April 1, 2017: Angela – When I found WRAP in 2012, I knew WRAP was a way I could bring recovery to my organization. When you develop your WRAP, you start to embrace yourself. Jennifer – WRAP keeps...

WRAP will be 20

As you all know, WRAP is very important to me.  It has been my guide to living since it was first developed by peers at a seminar I was leading.  WRAP was developed in March of 1997.  That means that its 20th “birthday” is coming right up.  I am going to...

Moving Forward

These days I am learning how to cope with being older and needing to find time in my life to take good care of myself, to enjoy my extended family that includes children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and a wonderful group of close friends. If it were not for...

The Beginning of WRAP

I have been thinking about where WRAP came from. It is such fun to go back and visit those times. I had compiled my data, started giving workshops based on what I learned (even though a psychiatrist told me I could never lead a workshop) and even began writing a book...

The First Research Project

I sent out postcards to national, regional and local mental health agencies and organizations asking people to write or call me if they were willing to share their experiences. This was almost ten years before e-mail. E-mail and the Internet would have made this so...

How It All Began

All my life, as I struggled with deep sadness, and sometimes-scary elation,  I thought there was some way I could get this under control.  I always had hope that there was a different way.  But it wasn’t until I started reaching out to others who had similar life...