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The Power of Imagination in Taming Mental Illness

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Einstein famously said that, "Imagination is more important than knowledge." He was of course correct, but when Einstein made that statement, he had ...

Remembering Artist Julian St. John, 24, With New Details on His Life, Death and Poetry

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 02.09.2015 | Los Angeles
Robert David Jaffee

"Rest, rest, perturbed spirit," says Hamlet to the ghost of his father. I could not help but think of that line when I heard that Julian St. John, a gifted artist and poet, who suffered from schizophrenia, had passed away on Nov. 23, roughly two weeks shy of his 25th birthday.

It Is Too Much With Us

Wendy Bradford | Posted 02.16.2013 | Parents
Wendy Bradford

I have been in tears many times since Friday afternoon. I am holding my own children tighter; I am sure you are as well.

Depression, Memory and Adaptation

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert David Jaffee

Could it be that depression, even of a psychotic and/or manic variety, functions as an evolutionary adaptation? Yes, I believe that this can be true, though there are doubts on this theory.

The Union Between Poem And Reader: Charles Bane, Jr.'s Chapbook

Patrick Pressl | Posted 12.06.2011 | Arts
Patrick Pressl

As we enter a new campaign season sure to be rife with heated arguments and incessant finger pointing, one can't help but be reminded of all the issue...

What Is The Point Of A Poem?

Poetry Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Poetry Foundation Here are two well-known descriptions of what a poem is, and does, one by Wordsworth, one by Stevens: type a: Poetry is...

EPIPHANY: Celebrating Moments of Truth

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cathleen Falsani

Realizing that you're happy in your own skin, where you're meant to be, glad to be shod of something unhealthy, and everything is going to be OK, is a profound truth.