Category Archives: Holistic

Taking the Fear Out


Bob Savage, night nurse. I cannot see his face but his large, dark bulk appears out of the night’s darkness in my room at Crouse Hospital. He moves swiftly and silently, leaning over my bed to whisper “What do you … Continue reading

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How Not To Be Depressed, Part 2a


2. Intentionally live a healthy life. If you want to not get depressed, then live a physically healthy life. Go to bed early, eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise. Your emotions travel the biochemical and nerve routes … Continue reading

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Into the Light


It is all very strange, and probably would be vastly improved by a lovely box of chocolates but I haven’t any. On December 30, I laid it out: twice a week there would be acupuncture, massage, psychotherapy and physical therapy, … Continue reading

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The Mind/Body Continuum


For today’s post, please see “Behind the Locked Doors” at http://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/the-mindbody-continuum/

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That is All


As a child, I learned that if I wrote down my feelings then they were externalized and ceased to cause pain.  Why else do you think I became a writer?  Over time I came to understand that my feelings were in … Continue reading

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This One’s for Duckie


On April 16 my doctor said, “There’s nothing more that can be done [to treat your illness], adding “I usually only have this conversation with people in end-stage cancer.”  He signed my death warrant that day. It took me thirty days … Continue reading

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The Quadruple Whammy Day (Part II)


According to Wikipedia, “Colostrum . . . is a form of milk produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including humans) in late pregnancy. Most species will generate colostrum just prior to giving birth. Colostrum contains antibodies to protect the … Continue reading

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