Monthly Archives: January 2012

“Self-full” From Dr. Stephen Wechsler


Greetings! A friend of mine coined a new word, SelfFULL. It came from talking about selfless service or SEVA, giving as a gift to GOD, to those in need. SelfFULL comes from giving from a not only a full cup but … Continue reading

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Kid’s Grandparents


In the beginning, I believed that I was depressed because I was a bad girl.  If I would just learn to do what my mom and dad and the teachers told me to do then I’d be all right.  If … Continue reading

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The Antecedents of Survival


The Antecedents of Survival Richard Gottlieb, MSW, SOB and MBF (My Best Friend), says that what interests him most is how I got the strength to survive all the crap I went through, said crap being twenty-six years of taking … Continue reading

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Today’s Reason for Occupying Something


 Yesterday I had an utterly unbelievable experience:  the government told me that I could not spend my cash on what I wanted to.  Honest to God, I wheeled into a store, went up to the counter, put down a $20 … Continue reading

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The Game Plan


What’s it all about?  Life, I mean.  Is it micro or is it macro?  Take, for example, the death of my fiancé, Bob Dobrow, in 1974.  Was that because something like an O-ring broke, or because of some master game … Continue reading

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LMAO


Centro bus company’s paratransit subsidiary, Call-a-Bus, has two published telephone numbers. One, 442-3420, is for ride scheduling and confirming; the other, 442-3434, is for ride cancellations. On weekends there often is only one person answering both lines. Last weekend I needed … Continue reading

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On Monday!


Anne C Woodlen does a guest spot on Dr. Peter Breggin’s radio show.   Listen to them discuss power, humiliation and recovery:  psychiatric hospitalization, depression, drugs, and relationships.  The show will be aired Monday, January 23, at 5:00 p.m. on http://www.progressiveradionetwork.com/the-dr-peter-breggin-hour/  Thereafter it … Continue reading

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