Holistic — means more than most consider

As the term "holistic" has been popularized, it tends to emphasize wholeness and so it is an uplifting and enlarging concept. But it also means embracing complexity, the unknown, and our inability to control things. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Grassroots mental wellness

Article by Sue Westwind guest contributor: Grassroots Mental Wellness: Taking Back Our Power One Body and Mind at a Time (Part One) Several moons ago, my good friend and skillful blogger, Duane Sherry and I discussed the need for an alternative to NAMI, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. NAMI is a long-standing group... Continue Reading →

Dear family and friends

I wrote this to my family and friends yesterday, many of whom know very little about what is going on with me. Dear family and friends, Some of you know some of this and some of you don't. I have reached a point in my detox where I cannot go on without professional care. I've... Continue Reading →

Alternative medicine goes mainstream?

Well we might not be there quite yet, but an article like this from a main stream media outlet can't hurt. In the Wall Street Journal a couple of days ago was this opinion piece by Deepok Chopra among other natural health "gurus." I'm living proof of healing all sorts of chronic conditions naturally. You... Continue Reading →

A rant and a rave—gotta clear my chest

I've been dying to write this post all day. Whether I post it or not will remain to be seen. Today again I've been profoundly ill. I got up and had to go back to bed with nausea and pain for 3 hours. It's 3 pm now and I'm again barely functioning. My main emotion... Continue Reading →

The latest dish on the journey beyond meds

So what's happening in my journey lately? I'm finding it harder and harder to share as the issues become subtler and more personal simultaneously. I am trying to find the right person/people to help me on my journey. I already have several key players in place. Some have been in place a long time. My... Continue Reading →

Healing depression and bipolar without drugs

Below is a link to an interview with a Gracelyn Guyol author of Healing Depression and Bipolar Without Drugs on Madness Radio with Will Hall. A very good primer on some of the possible causes of what get labeled as bipolar disorder and depression and how this woman learned to take care of herself through... Continue Reading →

Alternative mental health care for children!!! God please bring it to us…

From Physorg.com: Henry Quant was just 5 years old and bedridden with chronic fevers when he began taking pills for anxiety and depression. His mother knew that the drugs helped, but they made her nervous. "The really scary part," Elizabeth Quant said, "is we don't know what these do long term." This summer, under the... Continue Reading →

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