Donating My Brain

As you may know, I spoke at the NAMI Convention in late June. While I was there I met many interesting people in related fields. One of them was Carla Luna from the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center in Massachusetts. Call it morbid, but I have long believed that my brain might be useful to [...]

Social interaction with a pet

Some of you may know that I had to surrender my pug over a year ago after falling while walking her.  We were walking on icy terrain; she went one way and I went the other, causing me to break both arms, my wrist, and incurring a bad concussion as well. The good news is [...]

Meditate with Headspace

I know I’ve mentioned the benefits and ease of meditating in previous blog posts. But I wanted to mention a meditation app that I’m currently using and which I have found to be easily accessible: HEADSPACE. This app can work several ways. Headspace gives you the first ten meditations for free and of course you [...]

What Will the Future Hold for Those with Mental Illness?

You can’t turn on the television or radio without news of the progress (or lack of it) in Congress as the healthcare bill is debated and possibly voted on this week. I can’t imagine not getting care or medication for myself if Medicare is diminished.  And for those who have not had treatment and who [...]

We Deserve the Same Healthcare as Congress

With all the commotion on Capitol Hill as the Healthcare Bill is being presented and debated, I can’t help but wonder why the American people don’t have the same healthcare benefits that Congress has. I watched protestors at the Capitol Building who were disabled and most of whom were in wheelchairs. They were being arrested [...]

What do pets and microbes have to do with mood?

There was a fascinating article in last Sunday’s New York Times in which researchers found evidence linking pets and the moods of their owners. We’ve all known that having a pet gives many people a better quality of life and may in some instances, prolong a person’s life. The companionship is undeniable. But what was [...]

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