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Archive for January 28th, 2012

This is not typical for the posts I have on here but I have to say bravo!!! I was shocked when home sick on Wednesday to see Dr. Oz suggesting we don’t use barriatric surgery enough to stop Diabetes and our weight/eating issues in this country. I was even more astonished to see that this show was coming up this week! I applaud anyone coming out against this sort of one side education to a vulnerable population of tv viewers who most likely won’t go get the facts!

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

National Mental Health Coalition Calls “Dr. Oz” Electroshock Show One-Sided

[Press Release – January 26, 2012]

WASHINGTON, DC (1/26/12) – The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) calls upon the producers of “The Dr. Oz Show” to provide balanced and truthful coverage of the risks of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), in which grand mal seizures are electrically induced, usually to treat severe depression.

“We are surprised that Dr. Oz would air such a one-sided show,” says NCMHR director Lauren Spiro, “as ECT remains one of the most controversial psychiatric practices.”

“Shock survivors” and many other mental health advocates assert that ECT’s disabling effects – including permanent memory loss and cognitive deficits – outweigh possible benefits, and call for potential ECT recipients to be told the risks so they can make an informed choice.

These risks have been confirmed by researchers such as Dr. Harold Sackeim, a well-known proponent of ECT…

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This is one of those things in life that doesn’t leave you breathless but rather breathes life into you. Simply beautiful!

Daring to Live in Love!

In our world today, this one aspect of love is the least understood and the least trusted. How could someone still love me if I break their trust. If I lie to them and cheat? If I look at others with desire? If I abuse them and ignore them and hurt their feelings? How could anyone still love me after all of that?

Unconditional love is rare, I will not deny that, but it does exist. Unconditional love is not something that we earn, however. Unconditional love arrives when the person engaging in it comes to a realization. The person engaging in unconditional love realizes that they love themself. They realize that they are good, they are easy to get along with and that they are beautiful. So they extend their love in a way so that it is always coming, always given freely and always given to everyone.

Unconditional…

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This is one of the most heart-felt, genuine, and loving things I’ve read in awhile. keep being who you are and inspiring us!

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