Monthly Archives: April 2012

Two Hearts on Whole Wheat


A year ago I met Richard Gottlieb at the Empathic Therapy Conference.  Dick is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a really nice guy.  In Hindu terms, he has risen to the level of sattva, i.e., calm goodness.  … Continue reading

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The Old Man has a Name (Part V)


The Old Man on the Sidewalk has a real name:  Edward C. Bloser.  He was on the sidewalk with his five cartons of possessions because the good Lord put him right in front of me where I’d have to trip … Continue reading

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SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY: A User’s Manual


SURVIVING PSYCHIATRY:  A User’s Manual by Anne C Woodlen Now for sale to you, this 60-page collection of 23 essays recently sold out at Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference. “The great jazz bassist Ron Carter once described good jazz … Continue reading

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WOMEN VOTE!


Last night I heard a fact that astounded me:  most American voters are women.  I hadn’t given it any thought but vaguely figured that since most elected officials are men then men must be the majority of voters.  They are not.  … Continue reading

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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


One of the greatest things in the world is coming home. I come through the front door, crawl into my jammies, pour a big glass of my usual iced tea and sink into bed. The hotel where the Empathic Conference … Continue reading

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What is a Disability?


A disability is any condition that prevents you from performing activities of daily living, and from which there is no reasonable expectation of recovery. ADLs—activities of daily living—are the normal things people do in the course of a day:  walk, … Continue reading

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Why is it called “Good” Friday?


“Good Friday is a fast day created by the Roman Catholic Church in the 4th century A.D. (long after Jesus died). The day is dedicated to commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.”  “I’ve read that the word good used … Continue reading

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