May 1998 – My personal health transformation had very innocent roots. I remember standing with my medical school graduating class at what was then Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, reciting the Hippocratic Oath. I was excited about my future career in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and was ready to dive head first
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.
If you felt like you were being aggressively and relentlessly chased by a menacing stranger, then as you approach the edge, jumping off of a cliff might seem like your only option. But what if the person chasing you was trying to tell you something you needed to know? What if you completely misunderstood the
The Case for Holistic Medicine Ali says it all: “We have the ability not only to heal ourselves, but with the generation coming up, we have the ability to tell them that there’s a different way you can do this.” What is she talking about? A life-long psychiatric patient who, like so many, accumulated labels
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
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