Here are a few observations from my own healing journey which I would like to share with you. Some are from personal experience, some are from my own research and formal academic learning. Make of them what you will, I’m still figuring a lot of it out myself. Constructive comments are welcome.

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

The answer has long eluded scientists. agsandrew/ Roger Beaty, Harvard University Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity. It’s not just your… Read More

Low-Carbohydrate Diet Superior to Antipsychotic Medications

These outcomes are truly remarkable: improvement by dozens of points on the PANSS, significant weight loss, and better quality of life. There simply is no psychiatric medication available with the power to accomplish those results. I have certainly seen antipsychotic medications help people with bipolar and psychotic symptoms, and sometimes help dramatically. However, all antipsychotic… Read More

Helping prevent psychosis through the neuroprotective action of Omega 3 oils.

More evidence of the beneficial effect of boosting antioxidants in the brain in order to help prevent and treat psychosis. Omega 3 oils cause an increase in glutathione which is the body’s own natural way of fighting oxidative stress, and also seem to improve neuron cell wall function. via Is There a Simple Way to… Read More

Having It Out with Melancholy: Amanda Palmer Reads Jane Kenyon’s Stunning Poem About Life With and After Depression

“The gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain,” William Styron wrote in what remains the most gripping account of living with depression. As time pools that gray drizzle into an ocean of anguish, we begin to lose sight of the other shore — but there is, always, an… Read More

The English Cowpath: The Euphemism Treadmill – replacing the “R-Word”

Perhaps, following the trend noted in the previous paragraph, “disabilities” will give way to “challenges”. But one thing in their favor is they don’t lend themselves as readily to insults. I can’t quite imagine children taunting each other with “Look where yer goin’, ya challenge!” via The English Cowpath: The Euphemism Treadmill – replacing the… Read More

Your Mind: Use It or Lose It.

“It shows that women living in gender-equal countries have better cognitive test scores later in life than women living in gender-unequal societies. Moreover, in countries that became more gender-equal over time, women’s cognitive performance improved relative to men’s.” via Women Show Cognitive Advantage in Gender-Equal Countries | The Neuropsychotherapist One of my greatest inspirations, Bucky… Read More

Confirmed: It feels good to do good.

“To our knowledge, this study is the first to demonstrate the modulation effect of moral reasoning level on human brain reward system activity. Findings from our study provide new insights into the potential neural basis and underlying psychological processing mechanism of individual differences in moral development. ” via High Moral Reasoning Associated with Increased Activity… Read More

Buckminster Fuller’s Brilliant Metaphor for the Greatest Key to Transformation and Growth – Brain Pickings

“What you do with yourself, just the little things you do yourself, these are the things that count.” I had heard of Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller in my youth through the Fuller dome and later the carbon Bucky ball arrangement, but was vague on his details. It was only much later, 3 years or so ago,… Read More