Heroin is No Heroine

Heroin is no heroine- at first pleasing, and alluring- begging you to take a taste, through the needles sharp edge as it meets the skin, breaking  to take you into a delicious oblivion: An oblivion, that those who have lived to tell it, is like none … [Read more...]

Knock, Knock…Who’s There?

It is 9/11 at the door. Knocking, knocking at our memory banks, the grief grips our hearts with sorrow and melancholia while indelibly marking our daily lives.  We have gone from shear innocence to shear madness. 9/11 knocks on and on. Yet, as the … [Read more...]

I Have a Dream…

50 years ago Martin Luther King, Jr delivered a speech in Washington, DC to a crowd of 250,000 people. The script he held in his hand as he approached the podium was only partially read when he changed it to reflect his own awakening, and perhaps … [Read more...]

In Just a Minute…

Memorial Day is a day to remember fallen heroes who fought for freedom. It is now a day that represents the beginning of summer. As the school year ends it is a time for kids in the US to have time off. The meaning of the day often goes unnoticed. … [Read more...]

The Movies and Mental Illness

"Silver Linings Playbook" is a movie that depicts mental illness with ease and grace. The forgiving and heartfelt style illustrates that there is hope for those whose lives are framed and defined by the sorrows of imprinted stigma. If you suffer from … [Read more...]

Where have all of our heroes gone…?

"Ultimately, a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision." NORMAN MAILER Lance Armstrong. The story of a hero turned into a horror story.  He decimated the respect and awe people had for him in both … [Read more...]

Dooms Day Predictions Abound!

Mayan Calendar ends on December 21, 2012 and Dooms Day Predictions abound! Now what? What do we do when we have an expectation, especially one that would end our lives, and it does not come to fruition? In thinking about what I would write to you … [Read more...]

Hurricane Sandy: In the Eye of the Storm

Hurricane Sandy hits the Northeast. A storm unlike any we have ever seen. Trees that have held the stories of the people who have lived within their view, tumbling down without so much as a hesitation, point to the devastation suffered by so many.  … [Read more...]

The Psychology of Addiction in the Celebrity World

Whitney Houston. Amy Winehouse. Michael Jackson. Isn’t it amazing that artists who touch our lives have such tough, unrelenting struggles of their own? The gift that was given to these vocal artists, creators of sound, rhythm and soul, became an … [Read more...]

In the News: Warren Jeffs Manipulates Sect from within Jail

The psychological make-up of a charismatic leader is fraught with both positive and negative personality traits. The very aspects that enable that leader to draw people in, is the very same psychological factor that enables him to act in ways that … [Read more...]