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The Memory Palace
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The Memory Palace

The following excerpt is from Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer. The individuals with the most prodigious memories, those that win the United States and World Memory Championships, use a technique called the “method of loci” or “memory palace.” Since the human brain is highly adept at remembering spaces and images, they simply visualize a […]

A long walk to freedom…
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A long walk to freedom…

I haven’t written for a long time, A bad case of psychic constipation, unsure of how to express myself, how to give the Camino its due. Something had to change, I was in a bad place before I left. I hastily tended…and then fled my responsibilities at home. I arrived on the Camino broken…exhausted, burnt […]

The Road Home
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The Road Home

I shave on Fridays. I do it with great anticipation. Fridays are the days I get to see my daughters. I shave so that when I kiss them they won’t get scratched, that when they cuddle up to me in front of a movie there is nothing that could disturb our proximity. Today, as I […]

The evolution of psychiatric treatment.
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The evolution of psychiatric treatment.

Lobotomy, a procedure whereby a sharp instrument such as an icepick was inserted through holes that were drilled in the skull or through the eyesocket above the eye and were designed to sever the connections between the frontal lobe and the rest of the brain. Though thoroughly discredited by the 1970s, in the late 1930s […]

Come to rest…finally.
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Come to rest…finally.

I offer my vulnerability as a guide towards the courage of exploring your own. I lost my mother to her madness before I was born, I lost the musky scent of her warm body when I was 9…I lost her permenantly this month. Her mind had broken while experimenting with LSD on a distant balmy […]

Understanding the link between emotional abuse and psychosis.

Understanding the link between emotional abuse and psychosis.

Today’s selection — Psychosis in children comes from parenting, not genetics: “In an astonishing admission in the Guardian last month, Robert Plomin, the country’s leading genetic psychologist, admitted of the Human Genome Project’s quest for genes for psychological traits of all kinds: ‘I’ve been looking for these genes for 15 years and I don’t have […]

As some things fall apart, others come together.
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As some things fall apart, others come together.

Disintegration has become an ally. My initial skirmishes with its power left me devastated. Now, as I familiarize myself with the topography of the boneyard, something deep inside of me settles. I’m not panicking anymore, quite the opposite, I feel sharpened like a keen blade. The observer stays in his seat, watching emotional weather fronts […]

Even though I’m feeling blocked…
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Even though I’m feeling blocked…

Even though the creative juices are going through a drought, it is important that I keep sharing, even in gasps. This picture stayed with me all evening. A tear escaped, it was full of joy and sweet sorrow for the compassion that is possible between us.

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The Memory Palace
, ,
The Memory Palace

The following excerpt is from Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer. The individuals with the most prodigious memories, those that win the United States and World Memory Championships, use a technique called the “method of loci” or “memory palace.” Since the human brain is highly adept at remembering spaces and images, they simply visualize a […]

A long walk to freedom…
, ,
A long walk to freedom…

I haven’t written for a long time, A bad case of psychic constipation, unsure of how to express myself, how to give the Camino its due. Something had to change, I was in a bad place before I left. I hastily tended…and then fled my responsibilities at home. I arrived on the Camino broken…exhausted, burnt […]

The evolution of psychiatric treatment.
, ,
The evolution of psychiatric treatment.

Lobotomy, a procedure whereby a sharp instrument such as an icepick was inserted through holes that were drilled in the skull or through the eyesocket above the eye and were designed to sever the connections between the frontal lobe and the rest of the brain. Though thoroughly discredited by the 1970s, in the late 1930s […]

Come to rest…finally.
, ,
Come to rest…finally.

I offer my vulnerability as a guide towards the courage of exploring your own. I lost my mother to her madness before I was born, I lost the musky scent of her warm body when I was 9…I lost her permenantly this month. Her mind had broken while experimenting with LSD on a distant balmy […]

As some things fall apart, others come together.
, ,

As some things fall apart, others come together.

Disintegration has become an ally. My initial skirmishes with its power left me devastated. Now, as I familiarize myself with the topography of the boneyard, something deep inside of me settles. I’m not panicking anymore, quite the opposite, I feel sharpened like a keen blade. The observer stays in his seat, watching emotional weather fronts […]

The Road Home
, ,

The Road Home

I shave on Fridays. I do it with great anticipation. Fridays are the days I get to see my daughters. I shave so that when I kiss them they won’t get scratched, that when they cuddle up to me in front of a movie there is nothing that could disturb our proximity. Today, as I […]

Understanding the link between emotional abuse and psychosis.

Understanding the link between emotional abuse and psychosis.

Today’s selection — Psychosis in children comes from parenting, not genetics: “In an astonishing admission in the Guardian last month, Robert Plomin, the country’s leading genetic psychologist, admitted of the Human Genome Project’s quest for genes for psychological traits of all kinds: ‘I’ve been looking for these genes for 15 years and I don’t have […]

Even though I’m feeling blocked…
, ,
Even though I’m feeling blocked…

Even though the creative juices are going through a drought, it is important that I keep sharing, even in gasps. This picture stayed with me all evening. A tear escaped, it was full of joy and sweet sorrow for the compassion that is possible between us.

Thought for today…
Thought for today…

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY: Life cannot be classified in terms of a simple neurological ladder, with human beings at the top; it is more accurate to talk of different forms of intelligence, each with its strengths and weaknesses. This point was well demonstrated in the minutes before last December’s tsunami, when tourists grabbed their digital […]