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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I want to go off meds

(photo: Alamy) I’ve been kind of busy & have some ideas for my next couple of bits of new content, but couldn’t resist this item written by someone who’s been there and done that. http://blogs.psychcentral.com/being-bipolar/2014/08/05/medication-compliance/ Whether it’s med adherence, keeping … Continue reading

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Cannabis News

Caught an article from NY Times on recent developments in cannabis research. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/education/edlife/this-is-your-brain-on-drugs-marijuana-adults-teens.html?hp=&action=click&pgtype=homepage&module=second-column-region%C2%AEion%3Dtop-news&wt_nav=top-news&_r=0 It may surprise some people that smoking pot can be bad for you. But this article cites specific brain research on what parts of the brain are … 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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I Can’t Cope!

How many times has someone said that to me! I know the feeling, too. We all have times when we feel like we can’t cope. Everything seems to be going wrong– relationships, work, health–  you name it. And to top everything … 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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