The Myth of Inherent Chemical Imbalance

The Myth of Inherent Chemical Imbalance

I was often told by my psychiatrists that I had chemical imbalances in my brain that were the cause of my mental health disorders. And, they readily offered me psychiatric medications to right these supposed imbalances. Curiously, they never tested me for any such...
One Year Off Meds

One Year Off Meds

“Life’s fantasy: To be locked away and still to think you’re free. You’re free. You’re free!” – Ronnie James Dio   A year ago today, I got off of the last of my medications. My 27-year medication odyssey had ended. When I celebrated my...
Taper Tumult

Taper Tumult

The decision to taper off of medications is not one to make lightly. The more information you have about what to expect if and when you do begin to taper, the better informed that decision will be. To that end, I would like to highlight the physical, emotional, and...
Toxic Burden

Toxic Burden

We are born into a toxic world. A 2004 study showed 287 toxins found in the umbilical cords of babies who were tested for them. These include “pesticides, consumer product ingredients, and wastes from burning coal, gasoline, and garbage.” [i] The air we breathe, the...
You Are My Hero

You Are My Hero

So few people choose to live an actualized life – a life without a ready means of escape. Those of you who have chosen to extricate yourself from medicinal prison, to remove the toxins impairing your body and mind, and to reclaim the best of yourself have marshalled...