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650 000 hours
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650 000 hours

A relatively healthy person will live for approximately 650 000 hours. Does that sound like a long time to you? How many of those hours have you spent worrying about things that have never come to pass? Or filled with regrets about things that have? How many hours have you spent turned to stone in […]

Dead Man Waking

I refuse to become a ‘Dead Man Walking’ Sometimes the reflection I see in the mirror as I shave before work is alien to me and when the man I see, is a pale reflection of the man I want to be, it is time for change. I have always been a Seeker, a restless […]

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 […]

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650 000 hours
,
650 000 hours

A relatively healthy person will live for approximately 650 000 hours. Does that sound like a long time to you? How many of those hours have you spent worrying about things that have never come to pass? Or filled with regrets about things that have? How many hours have you spent turned to stone in […]

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 […]

Dead Man Waking

I refuse to become a ‘Dead Man Walking’ Sometimes the reflection I see in the mirror as I shave before work is alien to me and when the man I see, is a pale reflection of the man I want to be, it is time for change. I have always been a Seeker, a restless […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]