Suffer the little children: the pharma generation

The most striking thing about this program is, of course, the number of antidepressants and antipsychotics these children are given, often from toddler age. It is deeply disturbing to hear parents declare that they have become convinced that their child needs to be constantly drugged and will probably continue to need these medications for life. When one mother expresses concern about the effect these may be having on her child’s development, she is, politely but definitely, dismissed. It is even more distressing to hear a thirteen year old say that she has to take several medications because they “make me more like I’m supposed to be.” Who decides how she’s “supposed to be”? It is to weep....

Liberation from ignorance is as painful as being born

The problem's not that the truth is harsh but that liberation from ignorance is as painful as being born. Run after the truth until you're breathless....

Focusing: Felt Sense Meditation

By Will Hall Focusing is a book and technique by Eugene Gendlin that began with a very provocative research study: therapy clients were studied to determine what about them would predict whether therapy would be successful or not. It turns out that people who, in tapes of their discussions with the therapist, could focus in on... Continue Reading →

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