There’s a world of difference between “taking drugs” and “drugging people.” Best know which one you’re doing.

unquietpirate: ritavonbees: unquietpirate: maymay: A comment of mine, cross-posted from Facebook, replying to a friend who shared a link to this article about Bipolar Disorder: So, as a person diagnosed first with unipolar depression, then a slew of “social anxiety” labels, and finally bipolar disorder, first at the age of 12 and then continually […]

Helen Fisher discusses love, proving the naturalness of polyamory

I recently discovered TEDTalks, a fantastic web site that shares the lectures and presentations at the Technology Entertainment and Design conference in Monterey, California. I just watched Helen Fisher’s talk, which the TED web site describes like this: Helen Fisher is an anthropologist with Rutgers University, specializing in gender differences and the evolution of human […]

Belief is the Most Powerful and Dangerous Tool Humans Have

As my friendly, neighborhood Spiderman is fond of recalling, With great power comes great responsibility. What is missing from this statement is the fact that everyone has great power and thus everyone has an enormous responsibility to use that power wisely. For better and for worse, you can make the impossible possible.

Thoughts on Medicine Cocktails and Quality of Life

I was lucky; my first prescriptions for treating bipolar disorder was a mix of Depakote and Zyprexa (whose clinical name is actually Olanzapine, but is marketed in a variety of different ways). That didn’t work for me. I gained over 60 pounds in 60 days, and ended up ballooning from 110 pounds to 177 pounds […]