PSYCHIATRISTS UNBOUND: TWO FOR THE REVOLUTION

One is a church-going Christian, the other an adept of Kundalini yoga. One believes there is a place, albeit infrequent, for medications; the other has thrown away her prescription pad. One is focused on the brain, the other believes that “fear is the sickness.”  Two authors of new books, psychiatrists unbound from the rules of … Read more

INTROVERTS AND EMPATHS, LOCKDOWN AND FEAR

As the Covid-19 virus spikes again and some are hitting the pause button on re-opening, I’ve been wondering how the introverts are doing. I find I’m a subset of their type: an empath who needs a great deal of solitude to calm down from feeling too deeply what goes on in my relationships, my locality, … Read more

Food Inglorious Food

This post was rough-drafted before drive-thru food pantries, empty grocery store shelves, and threats of massive food shortages. There’s a mountain of evidence that what you eat can make or break your mood–but suddenly eating clean seems secondary to staying fed. Does that throw the importance of the discussion out the window? Or do I … Read more

New Words for What We Feel

The virus from hell . . . the Earth speaking back to sloppy human greed . . . the suffering of animals in fire, flood, and hurricanes . . . the golden age of dystopian novels and film . . . welcome to our big world of worry now. Around the edges of crisis after … Read more