(Disclosure: This post appears in slightly different form on a private social media page.) Yesterday I visited a grocery store once and a drugstore three times (the drugstore transactions included bottled water, which was too heavy for one trip). In every one of those instances, all hell was breaking loose in the store. Disruptive “customers,” most or all of whom were stealing, were running amok. I know this is more common in San Francisco now. Is it getting worse everywhere? While walking home from the grocery store which was about a mile from my apartment, I noticed a copy of … Continue reading Every Human Condition Belongs to Someone
IF A PSYCHOTHERAPIST IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO QUESTIONS YOUR PERCEPTIONS AND ARGUES WITH EVERYTHING YOU SAY, IT MAY BE TIME TO SEEK A SECOND OPINION. — HELEN CHRISTIE Continue reading Watch out for the Licensed Gaslighter
(Disclosure: I am not a mental health professional. The claims made in this post are based on personal experience and common observations.) The public reactions to reports of Anthony Bourdain’s death have been, for the most part, respectful. They should be. People who weren’t acquainted with him should note only his professional accomplishments and other things he allowed into the public record. Appreciate what he shared, and respect boundaries so we aren’t debating things Mr. Bourdain didn’t share. I’m guessing that most public figures who end their own lives don’t want their actions interpreted as endorsements of suicide. It’s hard … Continue reading Not Understanding Suicide
Please click the link below to read an excellent article by Tom Pollock on The Guardian’s site, in which he identifies himself as someone we rarely hear about: a man with bulimia. Although there’s a legitimate concern about addictive foods, many eating disorders aren’t rooted in food. Often, some type of personal issue gets the cycle started. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/28/bulimia-hidden-in-men-pig-out-puke-after-gym-diagnosis Continue reading Bulimia in Men
Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional. This post shares observations which I have made solely on a personal level. Everything is automated now. Often, we don’t even touch the sink faucet in a public restroom before washing our hands. Sensors on water faucets can help us avoid picking up additional microbes when we want our hands clean. However, if you’ve ever soaped up your hands and then found it impossible to rinse them because the sensor on the tap has fallen asleep, you know modern technology isn’t always the answer. At the end of this post, please click … Continue reading Should the Human Condition go High Tech?