Category Archives: Mental Health

Playing Word Games


There is little in life so devastating as watching someone you love descend into the abyss of Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, too many of us have seen a parent, a spouse, or a friend journey down this dark road. This Monday’s … Continue reading

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Project Clog


How many of us are unaffected by rush hour traffic, looming deadlines, personal and family demands, emails waiting for response? Not many, sad to say. Which is the reason why the following poem from my brilliant friend Dave strikes so … Continue reading

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The Power of Being a Friend


The following story was shared with me by a friend. It’s a story some of you may already have seen, as it has been passed on to many, but in case you haven’t read it before, it’s a great reminder, … Continue reading

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Thermostat


Due to technical problems beyond our control, Monday’s Poem of the Week is being posted late today, instead of our usual time. We apologize for the delay, but hope you enjoying the following piece, which, at least to me, appears … Continue reading

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The Truelove


August is already upon us, as well as another Monday. This Poem of the Week deals with a challenge we all face, and the means to deal with it – the power of faith. Wishing you all a safe passage … Continue reading

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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream


Though I’m thankfully way past my student days, I still experience recurring dreams about school. I have an important exam to get to, I can’t remember a word of what I read in the textbook the night before, and I’ve … Continue reading

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Good Fences


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. Hope your weekend was restorative. Here is your poem to get your week off to (hopefully) a good start. Be well, stay safe. Good Fences We used to live next to a hoarding crazy ladywho … Continue reading

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Don’t Call Me A Hero!


There recently appeared an article by Dike Drummond, M.D. in Medscape Magazine, in which he objected to the current vogue of calling doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals “heroes” and “saints”. Any profession in which the practitioner places his or … Continue reading

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Mind and Body


I am not a trained philosopher, though I took a number of courses in philosophy while I was at the university, and have an interest in how our ideas impact our world and our lives. For those of you who … Continue reading

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The Robot Will See You Now


Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal had a special section regarding some of the structural changes that have occurred in the practice of medicine in the United States, and projections for what will come in the future. They talk about the … Continue reading

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