Inspiration

It takes effort and focus to keep our attention on the things that truly matter. Love. Friendship. Life. Small blessings. The changing of the seasons (it’s spring here in New York, so I’m feeling especially grateful for that!). The opportunity to make a...
Suicide Is Painless

Suicide Is Painless

In the film M*A*S*H, Captain Walter Koskiusko “Painless Pole” Waldowski stages a Last Supper and faux suicide following an embarrassment in the boudoir. As far as dark comedies go, M*A*S*H nailed it, and the song “Suicide Is Painless” captures a certain...
Surviving Storms

Surviving Storms

I found this amazing quote yesterday, by the author Haruki Murakami. “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come...
Mental Healing and Spirituality

Mental Healing and Spirituality

I so appreciate the perspective Jay Mahler brings to the importance of spirituality in healing and recovery for people who have struggled with darkness in his interview, SPIRITUAL MEDICINE: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN RELIGION AND PSYCHOLOGY. This excerpt from the full...
Heeding the Call of the Soul

Heeding the Call of the Soul

The soul’s journey through life is a spiritual one. I love the simple insights in this article by Mary Jaksch, How to Embark on a Spiritual Journey. I resonate especially with her point that one of the most difficult parts of the journey is simply heeding the call!...
Facing Stigma

Facing Stigma

I deeply appreciate the bind this professor at George Washington University found herself in while teaching a course about disability. Did she disclose her own challenge with depression to the class, and risk being stigmatized not only by her own students, but by...

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