Tag Archives: Health

My Mother’s Meatloaf


I have quit the vegan diet, and here’s why.  Ten days ago I wrote “Two Hearts on Whole Wheat” (https://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/two-hearts-on-whole-wheat/) about Dick and me.  We both had gone vegan about eight months ago, and he had just had his annual … Continue reading

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Two Hearts on Whole Wheat


A year ago I met Richard Gottlieb at the Empathic Therapy Conference.  Dick is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a really nice guy.  In Hindu terms, he has risen to the level of sattva, i.e., calm goodness.  … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy Conference: Treat with Kindness, not Chemicals


If you attended the Empathic Therapy Conference, please contact me at psychsurvivor@yahoo.com. On Sunday morning at the Empathic Therapy Conference, feeling pretty sick as result of the damage I suffered from psychiatric medications, I pulled on minimal clothing and struggled … Continue reading

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Fat = Happiness


What is wrong with me?  How many times have we each asked ourselves this question?  Am I coming down with a cold?  Was it something I ate—or didn’t eat?  We keep trying to figure out what makes us sick so … Continue reading

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February, and My Hero


Sometimes I just get tired.  The entire month of February, for example.  I have good ideas, know I should share them, but it’s just too much work.  Especially in February.  On Tuesday I discovered that my tulips and daffodils are … Continue reading

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Worshipping the Gods and Treating Schizophrenia


For us to learn, we first must have open minds; then we must proceed kindly and with gentleness. (The following was written in response to a dialogue on LinkedIn [http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Time-Change-Help-End-Mental-] Yesterday I was reading a psychiatrist’s essay that stipulated that … Continue reading

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Inpatient Psychiatry Without Drugs


Do you know what would happen if they stopped drugging people on inpatient psychiatric units?  I woke at 4:00 a.m. this morning and laid here in the darkness, my head filled with memories of inpatient psychiatric experiences.  It’s there; it’s … Continue reading

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