“Recovering Self,” is more than just a journal. Even though it only has 87 pages, the double-columned pages feel more like an anthology. You will find non-fiction essays as well as book reviews, fiction poetry or interviews. While not all pieces will be popular, “Recovering Self,” has something for everyone. It is likely that everyone will find something they like and it will help to grow, read here.
It would be impossible for this journal to cover all of its aspects. However, I will try to give you a general overview of the recovery concept.
Christy Lowry “Forgiveness, a God Thing?” This is a story about a woman’s journey to forgiveness for the man who attacked her daughter and killed them. The article covered forgiveness and also how to overcome grief. It is something that everyone must deal with.
Frank A. Gerbode gave insights and solutions in his article “A Theory of Resilience”, which provided advice on how to deal and what levels of trauma can lead to stress. Gerbode gives an example of stress caused by a musical performance Gerbode failed to perform in order to demonstrate how this can lead to stress during practice and not during performance. This article helps us understand stress in different situations. Needless to mention, I was shocked that Frank Gerbode, a metapsychology expert, contributed the inaugural issue of this journal. It makes me optimistic about the future.
Sam Vaknin discusses gender and homosexuality, including whether it is biologically or culturally, in “Sex, Gender and Personality Disorders”. Even though the discussion was not new, it did provide enough information for people who want to form their opinions. It was a lot of information that I had never heard before.