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Ontology 101: Who is it that knows/feels/senses? or What am I?

I am going to ask you a simple “Yes” or “No” question. I don’t want to you think about the answer, but think the answer that first jumps into your mind. It is more likely to be the truth, than … Continue reading

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Ontology for Beginners: How to Reality Check Your Existence

When I studied with Peter Ralson in the late ’90s, he introduced me to an idea that I had never heard of before: Ontology, the study of Being. He recommended learning and internalizing ontological concepts by developing and using your … Continue reading

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Taoist Canon: Don’t Do Anything You Don’t Have To

The simplest, easiest Taoist advice ever imagined: “Don’t do things you don’t have to do.” Seems easy right? Not that easy apparently, for some. Allow me to share some insights on this ‘Verse I have absorbed during my time here. … Continue reading

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There is still no such thing as a bipolar child, and I can prove it

Dr. Biederman. Retire. At once. Along with Kay Redfield Jamison, and John Grohol. You three have dedicated your lives to harming innocent children and naive or uninformed women. You are not medicine practitioners, you are evil. True evil. True medicine … Continue reading

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The myth of the bipolar child

Everything about the current politics of child and pediatric bipolar disorder. The bipolar child. Bipolar child psych docs at war. Bipolar child researcher says BP doesn’t exist in children. The doping of America’s foster kids. Eli Lilly Co behind the … Continue reading

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Truehope or Truehype? An analysis of EMpower

This is a long article, so fair warning. I had never heard of Truehope until the last couple of years. I learned of it from videos and comments on Youtube. I’ve never tried it either. The window of opportunity when … Continue reading

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Cure is worse than the disease?

Girl Normal has a very entertaining and spot-on criticism post this week about Big Pharma, complete with witty satirical images. Here is a snippet: “I know I’m not the first to discuss this particular quirk of our modern society…but I … Continue reading

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Meditation as a cure for mental illness

In 1989, when I went inpatient for the first time, I thought there was going to be a line-up of hippy psychologists with beards and geeky glasses and long hair who talked about Jung as easily as Freud. I believed in the notion of counseling and as yet, did not know what psychiatry was or that their idea of ‘treatment’ was not at all the same as humanistic psychology. I soon discovered that being inpatient and receiving psychiatric treatment wasn’t anything like I had fantasized. Continue reading

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