A horrifying journey through the medical system

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]

The newly mindful Anderson Cooper (he drinks the kool-aid)

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]

Everyone suffers

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]

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