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No Fixes

No Fixes 3:42 AM Discouraging talk with my family practitioner yesterday. Although he wouldn’t admit it in so many words, no cure or fix exists for my chronic anxiety, nightmares, or insomnia. There never has been. All the medications and … Continue reading

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But We Shall Continue With Style

In the Eiger Sanction, Clint Eastwood’s character named Jonathan and his climbing partner are stuck on a mountain wall that has completely iced over. Andrei, a Frenchman, remarks to his fellow trapped climber, “Johnathan, you’re very good. I have really … Continue reading

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The Self-Righteous Self-Help Industry

“We are truly the sum of our own choices, nothing more.” That’s the distillation of every self-righteous self-help advocate who has never had a loved one suffer or die from mental illness. Or had a loved one killed when someone … Continue reading

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What Is The Real You?

None of us wants our personality judged when we’re drunk, high, or have lost our temper. “That’s not who I am.” Fair enough. But what if you always want a drink, a drug, or live in a violent environment? Who … Continue reading

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We All Get Stressed

My dentist doesn’t want to treat me any more. The anxiety and difficulty I have with procedures is causing him stress. The dental office manager says a patient’s stress produces stress on a dentist, making it more difficult to care … Continue reading

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