Tag Archives: soul

In the World of Peas and Corn


Ode magazine is changing its name to The Optimist.  The magazine was conceived in France, born in the Netherlands and grew up in America.  It says it is for “pioneers of the possible” and I like that phrase. What if … Continue reading

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Mind, Spirit or Soul


The issue is soul murder.  The psyche is defined as “mind, soul or spirit.”  Psychiatry has claimed the mind, but ignored the spirit or soul part.  If you are hospitalized on a medical floor then the hospital will give you a Holy … 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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Soul Murder


This is the hospitalized care of people who are emotionally distressed. People who are most troubled and most in need of compassionate, respectful therapy are being turned into lobotomized, electrocuted, drugged bodies without souls. I just woke up in a … 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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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


Please be aware that NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) believes that 80% of people with mental illness should be taking medication, and NAMI receives significant funding from pharmaceutical companies. NAMI states that “mental illness is a serious medical illness.”  It is … Continue reading

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