'Why Sir, if you have but one book with you upon a journey let it be a book of science. When you read through a book of entertainment, you know it, and it can do no more for you, but a book of science is inexhaustible'.
This quote of Samuel Johnson’s was recorded by his Scottish friend, James Boswell, in his book, Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, published in 1785, a year after Johnson’s death.
Suzanne Corkin’s new biography of Henry Molaison, the man with no memory, is a… Continue
Added by Jenni Ogden on May 24, 2013 at 7:34pm —
Please join us on Monday January 28th, 7 PM EST, as Tiferet Talk host Melissa Studdard speaks with writer, yoga instructor, psychologist, and physical therapist Judith Hanson Lasater about how to live your yoga and other vital topics.
Lasater, who has been teaching yoga since 1971 and is the president of the California Yoga Teachers’ Association, is a founder of both the… Continue
Added by Donna Baier-Stein on January 4, 2013 at 10:00pm —
I've posted a compelling, insightful two-video documentary in which the British actor Stephen Fry talks about his struggles with bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 7, 2012 at 7:01am —
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on June 3, 2012 at 10:15am —
Magpie Tales has posted a new photo prompt today. Here's my response, a poem titled "The Measure of Your Progress":
Added by Maureen E. Doallas on March 18, 2012 at 11:23am —
More notes from Self-Publishing Expo on October 22nd 2011
Turn your Website into your Most Powerful Marketing Tool
Speaker: Jeniffer Thompson (author, speaker, internet marketing)
Book: Website WOW
Link to Book: http://amzn.to/u5FIyK
Jeniffer Thompson was not only a… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Kolodziej on October 26, 2011 at 11:20am —
The author James Hillman wrote a book a few years back entitled A Terrible Love of War. In it, he discusses the complexities and paradoxes of war in the human psyche. I was struck by how many of these same contradictions and brutalities described rape culture and the violence that exists within each of us. That which we consider relative peacetime is often anything but. This is why Hillman titles one section “War is Normal” and another “War is… Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on September 23, 2011 at 5:11am —
Color Of Broken Eyes
© Angeliad of Surazeus
2011 06 07
Ice glitters in a glass of water forlorn
if silver were true color of broken eyes
or nothing swallows hot milk of death
so she chokes and gasps for breath.
Bow rips across her violin heart soft
as feathers plucked from crippled swan
whose last song is smothered by hand
of iron doctor twisting wires ripped sharp.
Eighty-six girls in torn white gowns
stand staring at you… Continue
Added by Surazeus on June 12, 2011 at 1:45pm —
at our outset
a simple case
of product placement
often not nearly
as cunning as intended
because fascinated eyes
have been known to shine
as personal space
defines a relationship between
self-reflection and base desire
when catching oneself
along with a week's worth of
all black attire
know the symbolism well
and its intent
and yet first valiant… Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on May 17, 2011 at 1:49pm —
Bad news hits you in the pit of your stomach. Your center of gravity shifts, the magnetic pull of the earth holding you fast to your seat. It leaves you trembling, off-balance, dizzy. Hands shake, gait is unsteady, your head swims.
Some months ago, my latest helpful female therapist suggested I'd make greater progress with a male psychologist instead. And in the interest of greater health and personal insight I nervously followed suit. Once a week I sit in a stuffy basement… Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on May 5, 2011 at 6:07am —
I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn't confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. John 15:15, NLT.
For white liberals of a certain generation, the Civil Rights Movement will always be front and… Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on March 5, 2011 at 6:30am —
Just because someone is a therapist doesn't mean they're always right. In fact, they can be downright wrong, especially when it comes to weight issues. Therapists are ordinary human beings, and they can be just as brainwashed by popular theories as the next person.
Popular theories about weight that are widely accepted as truth include:
-- The way to lose weight permanently is to…
Added by Kim Brittingham on December 13, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Slavery is not dead in America. Human trafficking – forcing people to work against their will – is the second-largest criminal industry in the world; illegal sale of drugs is first. The money raised by trafficking girls for sex is used to purchase illegal drugs and guns, two commodities that bring in more money and wield more power for the men who possess them. The girls sold for sex don’t get any of the money they earn.
Don’t kid… Continue
Added by Pamela Ferris-Olson on November 22, 2010 at 9:00am —
I encountered the phrase “humble dependence” in a book I was reading this morning. Though in the context of the text it was meant to refer to a relationship between God and man or woman, I couldn’t help but wonder aloud about our own human dependencies. Are any earthly dependencies, regardless of the context or the situation, truly humble, deferring to superior judgment and guidance? For example, how much of any romantic relationship in which we… Continue
Added by Kevin Camp on November 10, 2010 at 7:30am —
I have been involved in two book projects in 2010- the publication of an authored book, Therapy Online: A Practical Guide, and an edited book, The Use of Technology in Mental Health: Applications, Ethics and Practice. Both are available through Amazon.
My latest writing endeavor has been much fun and frenzy- I am Managing co-editor of TILT… Continue
Added by DeeAnna Merz Nagel on September 23, 2010 at 9:00am —
My recent WIP involves a stalker, specifically a celebrity stalker. Until recently, all I’ve known about stalkers is what I see on television and read in the papers. Like me, you’re probably familiar with the most famous cases–the ones that ended in death, like Rebecca Schaeffer and John Lennon. Then there are the ones who barely escaped death, like Theresa Saldana. And there are the ones who are fodder for jokes like David Letterman’s stalker who has broken into his home more than once. Then… Continue
Added by Densie Webb on September 17, 2010 at 8:57am —
"I think it heals the soul," she whispers, as if a secret.
"I think it does too, Aunt." I reply.
My Aunt Mary Lou and I are on the phone. We're talking about singing instead of addressing her daughter, who is dying of cancer. My aunt needs a break.
"Do you still sing, Bethy?"
Hearing "Bethy" always warms my heart. It's my child name.
"Yes, Aunt. I do. I sang with a choir for the last few years. I even sang a solo… Continue
Added by Beth Mann on July 5, 2010 at 6:21am —
If Valentine’s Day will come without the cherishing behaviors and special attention that you want from your guy consider what you can do about it. To keep from getting another bunch of supermarket flowers or an impersonal card you will need to help him. You may erroneously believe that he is wired for relationships like you are and that if he loves you he will respond sensitively to your needs. “Not so,” says Sally Watkins, psychotherapist and author of the new book, Change Your Mindset Not… Continue
Added by Sally B. Watkins on January 31, 2010 at 11:03am —
In the beginning (hmm that sounds familiar) psychology focused on understanding all emotions, not just those related to pathology. The War changed all that. Scientists needed to address post-traumatic stress disorder, understand how to treat it, in order to help veterans suffering flashbacks and depression from their experiences in battle. Psychologists developed a deep understanding of difficult emotions: anxiety, anger, depression. Little attention was paid to contentment, happiness,… Continue
Added by Karyn Hall on January 16, 2010 at 8:23pm —
As a primary care internist, I spend a lot of time focusing on preventative health. There are all sorts of screening tests—mammograms, colonoscopies, PSA tests—but none of these actually “prevent” disease. They are designed to find disease at an early stage, allowing treatment that, ideally, avoids the more aggressive forms of the disease. The only preventative measures that actually prevent disease are vaccinations. Our world is an immeasurably… Continue
Added by Danielle Ofri on November 26, 2009 at 7:00pm —