The universe is knocking. Many of us are feeling that it is time. That something is happening, right now. That we are being asked to awaken out of our slumber, turn off our distractions, and feel something. Feeling is the beginning of possibility. Feeling with consciousness is the feminine principle latent within all of us. The
We’ve been told a story about depression – that you are born with a chemical imbalance that requires lifelong medication. Get ready for some myth-busting around the benefits, risks, and the truth about what depression is.
My office was Ali’s last stop. She and her family were looking for residential facilities because her symptoms were so disabling, chronic, and unresponsive to conventional treatment. She had collected diagnoses over her lifetime including Eating Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoria, Depression, Generalized Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorder. She made five real suicide attempts, had been hospitalized multiple
I remember once feeling like I was offering my patients a warm, nurturing hug when I would give them a diagnosis, or confirm it, after a consultation. “It’s the nature of Bipolar Disorder,” I would say “…it’s just part of your lineage, a brain chemistry condition, that thankfully, we can manage if you stick with
By Kelly Brogan, MD and Louise Kuo Habakus. The original post can be found here. Cars were at a 12 minute standstill and the traffic light repeatedly cycled green to red. In the streets, throngs of sign-toting New Yorkers were giving voice to their passion. There were tears and profanity. The waves of protesters streamed
Clear. Present. Vital. This is how I would describe what Rose feels like to be with, today. But she hasn’t always felt that way, to herself or to others, and she is ready to tell us about how she she went from a state of chronic depression, feeling suicidal, and even being disabled to