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It’s a Start


Glaxo Agrees to Pay $3 Billion in Fraud Settlement By KATIE THOMAS and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT Published: July 2, 2012   The British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $3 billion in fines for illegally promoting … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse, Mohawk Mom, and the Good Life


Good morning, peeps.  It’s been too long since I posted, so here’s an update on what I’ve been doing: First, an allegation has been made that a therapist is sexually abusing his patients.  I do not know if this is true … Continue reading

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The Death Place


I didn’t kill myself yesterday—almost, though.  Almost. Here’s what happened:  about three and a half weeks ago I discovered that my glucose level was 423.  It’s supposed to be around 100.  I used to be able to control my diabetes … Continue reading

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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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SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen This 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference and now is available for sale to you. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once … Continue reading

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Life-Saving at the Empathic Therapy Conference


Before the “Treating the Psychiatrically Maltreated” workshop at the Empathic Therapy Conference, a young man approached me, hand outstretched.  He was slender, had long dark hair, and was wearing a black shirt and dark pants.  He thanked me for saving his … Continue reading

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