Category Archives: physical health

“I Wish I Wasn’t So Good at This”

This is just a quick meditation on recovery– or coping– or whatever name you want to give it. Happy New Year, by the way. For many of us, including folks who don’t necessarily carry a DSM 5 label, life is … Continue reading

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Take Your Placebos- They’re Good for You

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/27/499475288/is-it-still-a-placebo-when-it-works-and-you-know-its-a-placebo I suggest using the following placebos, as needed: 1) Vitamin C supplements for colds, 500 mg every four to six hours; 2) Vitamin D supplements for depressed mood, 1000 units once a day (may be some clinical evidence in … Continue reading

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Help! I’m a (fill in the blanks) Addict!

Different people talk about being addicted, but how can you tell if you are? Merriam-Webster.com says it is a: compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological … Continue reading

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I Am Not My Symptom

There’s a mantra for you. Whether it’s physical pain, depression, anxiety, or even something as simple as being at the back of a long line, it’s helpful to remember that the person experienced as I is separate and distinct from the contents … Continue reading

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Exercise & Your Brain– And Your Thoughts, Too

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/11/11/244503589/sweat-your-way-to-a-healthier-brain People who follow this blog have already figured out that I’m a regular listener to NPR. In this case, I missed the story and a friend sent it, then it sat languishing in my unread e-mail for a while. … Continue reading

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Pretend You’re a Doctor

There’s been a recent spate of reports about the fact that 80% of doctors never talk to their patients about alcohol consumption. Only 13% of binge drinkers reported a health professional said anything to them in the last year. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/01/07/260448070/drinking-too-much-dont-count-on-your-doctor-to-askContinue reading

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Check out a link

This is geared toward people who are in recovery from addictions, but it actually includes some great tips for anyone who wants to get through a particular party or a particular season without over-drinking or otherwise getting inadvertantly too intoxicated. … Continue reading

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