We Have The Best Evidence Yet That Psychedelic Drugs Can Repair Broken Neural Networks

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If Hopelessness is Trending in Your Head

We all have things trending in our heads at any given moment; words that occupy the daily bandwidth of our thoughts and monopolize our attention as we move through the world. These words become the lenses through which we see everything—our worth and significance, the day set before us, the life we want now, the future well beyond us.

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Seriously, Hatred is NOT Winning

“Hatred is winning.”

Many times a day I find myself thinking this—maybe just as some internal primal scream therapy, a pressure release to fend off a coming explosion, a way of coping with so much hitting the fan in this country at one time.

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Giving Thanks for the Bridges I’ve Burned This Year

Many times a day I think about them—the people I used to feel close to, the ones I once felt at home with, those whose presence I used to find comfort in. They are family members, lifelong friends, co-workers, neighbors, former church friends. My mind shows me their faces and lists off their names, and I begin to grieve the loss anew as I remember what once was but no longer is.

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The Science Behind Empathy and Empaths

As a psychiatrist and an empath, I am fascinated by how the phenomenon of empathy works. I feel passionately that empathy is the medicine the world needs right now.

Empathy is when we reach our hearts out to others and put ourselves in their shoes. However, being an empath goes even farther. Like many of my patients and myself, empaths are people who’re high on the empathic spectrum and actually feel what is happening in others in their own bodies.

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