Your genes are not your fate

  A TED talk by Dr. Dean Ornish. Things you can do to change your brain cells! So much we can do with diet, exercise and lifestyle. Meditation and yoga etc. can change the brain through neuroplasticity too.

Celiac disease on the rise and is often associated with psychiatric symptoms

Celiac disease among other illnesses that can be fairly easily treated without psych drugs is one physical illness that sometimes gets people diagnosed with mental illness including schizophrenia and bipolar. All sorts of mental health issues can arise from someone with Celiac who is still actively eating gluten. It's worth ruling it out if you... Continue Reading →


  Everything in life changes. The path to true happiness is one of integrating and fully accepting all aspects of our experience. This integration is represented in the Taoist symbol of yin/yang, a circle which is half dark and half light. In the midst of the dark area is a spot of light, and in... Continue Reading →

On the dehumanization of Sylvia Plath…

Sylvia Plath was a human being. She lived and breathed, she feared, she loved, she picked daffodils. Skipping around in her unabridged journals this morning, I had that revelation. Why should it be a revelation? Because the mental health field has made her an ICON; something entirely separate from humanity. According to them, she IS... Continue Reading →

Carl Jung, another drug-free recovery from psychosis

This review of the book on psychology today by Dr. Stephen Diamond agrees with my own musings that people would have considered Jung psychotic at certain points. The joyful part is that he healed himself. DRUG FREE. Like so many of us do everyday even while psychiatry claims it's impossible.

Opening to Our Lives: Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Science of Mindfulness

Scientist and author Jon Kabat-Zinn has changed medicine through his work on meditation and stress. We explore what he has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life; about slowing down time, as he says, and “opening to our lives.” This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

Education and the drugging of kids

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms This video has crossed my path multiple times in the last several months. For some reason I never watched it until a couple of days ago. It's well worth watching! This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and... Continue Reading →

Be curious about both the bitter and the sweet

There’s a common misunderstanding among all the human beings who have ever been born on the earth that the best way to live is to try to avoid pain and just try to get comfortable. You can see this even in insects and animals and birds. All of us are the same.

Military Families and Psychiatry

Whether or not you believe we are still helping the people of Iraq or Afghanistan, we cannot afford to ignore the emotions that wrack the breasts of the little ones whose fathers or mothers fly off to war.

The many faces of Prozac

From The Bonker's Institute: Marketed under hundreds of brand names worldwide, including Felicium in Austria, Grinflux in Italy and Hapilux in Greece, fluoxetine is available in beef-flavored chewable tablets for dogs, mint-flavored syrup for children and attractive pink & lavender capsules for the ladies: The many faces of Prozac for quite the photo montage at... Continue Reading →

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