I tweeted this one day: It strikes me that supporting and healing the nervous system in PTS is, among other things, also a process of learning to receive and accept love. Then one of my fellow tweeters tweeted this a few days later in response to something else I said to her: What is love?” […]
This was inspired by a tweet stream in response to someone asking about finding an MD to help with drug withdrawal…unfortunately they’re simply not always available and we have to deal with that reality. Pretending it’s not the case helps no one and can be dangerous. I’ve reposted the tweets below and then cut and pasted various supporting […]
A story of iatrogenic injury caused by SSRIs and other psych meds presented at TEDMED. It’s important that these stories be told at these mainstream venues. Spread this one around your networks. There will be people who will recognize themselves and perhaps also find the courage to escape this sort of situation that happens to 1000s everyday all over the country and the world. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Anderson Cooper went to this retreat having never meditated. I found the clip quite enjoyable and if you’re new to meditation it might be quite informative too.
On a “mindfulness” retreat, Anderson Cooper puts down the microphone and learns to love silence, as well as life without a cell phone. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
A response to a reader on Facebook who was considering with me the nature of suffering:
You know, everyone suffers. I frankly had to stop myself from assuming that I had it worse than the person I was next to. We really don’t know. I started to practice realizing I don’t know what others have suffered. I started realizing that competing for having suffered more than everyone else was a losing battle…especially for me…and yeah, it does lend itself to just having a bad time. We really do have to accept ourselves before others will accept us. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
What Jung calls “participation mystique,” is the deep enmeshment that can happen in intimate relationships when an individual doesn’t do the inner-work to heal their unconscious pain. The wounds get passed through the generations, metastasizing through our relationships and literally shaping our children’s lives. The sickness will stay in the family tree until someone in the outer branches has enough support and awareness to face and move through that ancient grief. … [click on title to read and view more]