I’m working on a novel in which my main character has a fear that a meteor or comet will crash through his office window and take out the potted plant sitting on top of his printer. Every day, before he begins work, he feels compelled to look out the window to make sure the coast is clear.
Later in the novel, he wakes up from a... Read more
Let’s get rid of the word, stigma, once and for all. Every once in a blue moon, I feel the urge to sound off. Please indulge me:
As a word, “stigma” is an insult to the outrages inflicted upon our population. Its use - even by well-meaning people - only perpetuates our status as third-class citizens. A quick history... Read more
Two totally unrelated TED Talks I watched in the past few days brought out loud and clear the importance of love and play and of balance in our lives.
The first talk dealt with reconciling quantum mechanics with Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The second compared the lives of Lincoln and LBJ.
Garret Lisi is a... Read more
Let’s talk about the breath. Of all the tools in our overall wellness toolkit, this is by far the most important. As a killer app for managing bipolar, I also rank it number one. Nothing else comes close.
So why haven’t I written about it after all these years? It turns out that breathing is our most easily overlooked activity.... Read more
On a bitter cold February day in London, Silvia Plath, aspiring author, left milk and bread for her two toddlers sleeping upstairs. Then she turned on the gas. She was thirty.
Ms Plath is celebrated for her 1963 novel,The Bell Jar, a fictionalized account of her own life that reads both as feminist literature and a depression memoir.... Read more