There is a single force that occupies Wall Street, Main Street and corporate suites across America. That force is Fear, and it is choking dreams and keeping 99 percent of people from unleashing their genius.
Acute and chronic stress aren't diagnosable mental illnesses, but anxiety disorders are. So what's the difference? To me, this line is a bit fuzzy. It all comes down to what's happening in the brain, and how that affects an individual's ability to cope.
There he stood, clearly out of his mind. Stark images recalled from Barry Michael Cooper's essay "Requiem for the Zooted" made me speculate whether or not he was the modern day legacy of that tumultuous NYC combo of the 70′s.
When we talk about bullying in children, it is crucial that we get in touch with whether we are frozen in guilt or shame or anger, or whether the advice our child is getting is inducing that kind of state.
In working for years with both the family and their loved ones' substance abuse issues, I have concluded that even though there are a myriad of reasons for relapse, there are four basic ones that can become an easy switch to flip.
The battles we must fight are not with our enemies but with ourselves. No matter how much we hurt, or how much harm has come to our community, we can never find healing in bringing more hurt into the world.