I was so absorbed in the story that I forgot to go to my yoga class.

--Maria Espinosa

Recipient of the 1996 American Book Award for Longing. Recipient of the 2009 PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence for Dying Unfinished.

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Journaling For Recovery And Thriving

Share your journaling experience: types of content, techniques, etc. BRING your journal, pen, ideas. ALSO FOR NOVICES.

Sunrise Recovery Center, Syracuse, NY. April 2016.

My Story of Overcoming Insanity:  a talk given for daycare of Hutchings Psychiatric Center, Syracuse, NY.

A Sampling of Other Presentations:                                                  Op Cit Books, Santa Fe, NM, Aug. 22, 2015                                   Cafe Mango, Tepoztlan, Mexico, June 29, 2013                             Art Rage Gallery, Syracuse, NY, March28, 2013                           The Mole, Greenfield, MA, June 8, 2016


This information was provided by non-professional who shares knowledge from lived experience. It is not intended to be a replacement for treatment by a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist, or any other professional or treatment facility.

How do you recover from extreme states (psychosis)

and move on  to thrive?

I show you with my life.

My memoir tells the story, a workshop teaches you the methods and as a speaker I’ll motivate you.

I favor real alternatives: self-help and peer support.



Don Karp