The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance.

“I don’t believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [that patients have a chemical imbalance], except perhaps to mock it…In truth, the ‘chemical imbalance’ notion was always a kind of urban legend—never a theory seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists.” –Ronald W. Pies, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, the State University of New York and Tufts University School of Medicine.

It’s Official! My First Article is now Live on elephant journal.

Oh, Happy Day! My first article is now offically live on elephant journal! It’s 100% official now and I’d better shape up or ship out. I remember reading articles on elephant journal for the first time, about 3 years ago. I fell in love with them immediately and have been reading ever since. I never…

GRIZZLY ENCOUNTERS

A man was killed by a Grizzly Sow and her cub in Yellowstone this past Friday. I only post because it is my worst fear and it hits close to home. I was in Yellowstone in the Spring time last year as the Grizzlies were waking up with their cubs from their long winter’s nap. I…

How to Love a Strong & Complicated Woman

How to Love a Strong & Complicated Woman  – From the Elephant Journal – How to Love a Strong & Complicated Woman. “Call her a pampered-princess type—you’d be right. She knows her worth and value and she demands that her lover does too. (Lesson one.) You know, let’s just cut to the chase and dive in….

SPIRITUAL EMERGENCIES, by Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D

Below is one of the most comprehensive articles I have read concerning the spiritual crisis/emergency phenomena. REALITY SANDWICH http://realitysandwich.com/1800/spiritual_emergencies/ “Stanislav Grof, M.D., Ph.D., is a psychiatrist with over forty years experience of research into non-ordinary states of consciousness (induced by psychedelic substances and various non-drug techniques) and one of the founders and chief theoreticians of transpersonal…

MY FACEBOOK ADDICTION

So, I have realized for a while that I have yet another addiction. Facebook. In recent months, I have been increasingly overwhelmed by contradictory information bombarding me at every flick of my feed. I was out of control in my own life because something else had it’s hold on me. “10 Ways to Lose Your…

BLIND COMPASSION

“In classical Tibetan teachings it is said that we do not really become a full human being until we open our heart to embrace others. Until then we are like selfish human animals, concerned only with ourselves and our own survival and uninterested in the survival of anyone else. But as we move further away…

SHADES OF AWAKENING – MAD IN AMERICA

Why the Shades of Awakening Online Series Matters By SEAN BLACKWELL Op-Ed July 5, 2015 From July 10th to 12th , 2015, there will be a rather unique conference happening, the Shades of Awakening Online Series. Created by Dabney Alix (see dabneyalix.com) this free event brings together twelve speakers who will talk about the relationship…