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Defending the Indefensible


I just googled myself, looking for something I’d written, and happened upon a blog written about me by Cathi Carol (http://cathicarolblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/anne-c-woodlen/). I can’t find any place on her blog where I can comment, which is the first problem.  On my … Continue reading

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Loving Others


What were the best moments of your life?  My last glucose was 544, so I thought this was a good time to collect the best moments of my life. The most recent was in April at the Empathic Therapy Conference.  … Continue reading

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Therapist or Lover?


The sky is blue; the sun is bright; the greenery is lush and the strawberry crop is in.  I will recover—but there should not be anything I have to recover from. One weekend I was visiting my sister.  She cooked … Continue reading

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Carol Hayes Collier, Truth and Sex: Answers to Questions


What to do if you catch patients having sex on a psych unit If it appears consensual, then honor the celebration of life, walk away and keep your mouth shut.  If it appears nonconsensual, scream bloody murder to get staff members to come break … Continue reading

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Replying to the Recovering Psychiatrist


In regard to the good fairy, honorable physicians, and other fictional creatures—we are an immature nation that still wants daddy to take care of us.  That’s the whole book right there.  Physicians and the American medical industry get away with … Continue reading

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Men, Women and Doctors


            The sun has risen on a skiff of snow covering the houses and hills outside my window.  My home and I are quiet this morning.  James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” accompanies tea.  Rainbows are dancing off the prism … Continue reading

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After I Stopped Taking Antidepressants, 2001-2008


Instead of drugging myself into insensitivity, I had to deal with the real, raw emotions of life.  There was an enormous amount of anger.  I became a student of anger, learned what it was for, why we have it, what to … Continue reading

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