Not only are they killing us with their drugs…

They're not even trying to avoid it---from MedScape: Metabolic Monitoring in Patients Prescribed Antipsychotics Abysmal January 28, 2009 — Among insured patients newly prescribed second-generation antipsychotics, monitoring of blood glucose and lipid levels falls far short of 2004 American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines, researchers report. The guidelines are based on substantial evidence that these drugs... Continue Reading →

It’s called poor impulse control, people

It's a psychological problem. But let's relegate out of control shopping to a brain disorder too, so people can have one less thing to take responsibility for. This is really getting ridiculous. Pretty soon we won't be responsible for any of our bad behavior as it all becomes pathologized and out of our hands. And... Continue Reading →

Pema Chodron

I'm reading a book by a Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Pema Chodron which is really wonderful. I don't think she's written anything that isn't wonderful. The book I'm currently reading is called, The Places that Scare You. Here is a collection of quotes from her: • The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable... Continue Reading →

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