The Mighty Doctor: Considering the Power Dynamic Between Patient and Doctor

"I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane, and asking to be released. But the more I endeavored to assure them of my sanity, the more they doubted it." -- Nellie Bly I often ponder the power dynamic between patients and their health care providers. Clearly, doctors spend years gaining medical … Continue reading The Mighty Doctor: Considering the Power Dynamic Between Patient and Doctor

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A silver bullet? How a notebook changed my life

If like me, you’d never heard of Ryder Carroll, you’re not alone. It’s not like the Brooklyn-dwelling digital product designer is a household name. Until yesterday, I’d never heard of the guy either. But he changed my life and so many others when he invented a system of task organizing he dubbed bullet journaling. I … Continue reading A silver bullet? How a notebook changed my life

Dopamine — making us dopey?

  "The more pleasure you seek, the more unhappy you get." -- Dr. Robert Lustig I've kicked the habit. I have resisted doing puzzles online for nearly two weeks now and this time I think it's going to stick. It was an embarrassing habit wrought sometimes of boredom, but most frequently of fear and procrastination. … Continue reading Dopamine — making us dopey?

The ADDled Brain and Anxiety

I never thought of myself as an anxious person. Maybe I wasn't when I was younger. Truth be told, though, I suspect I've had anxiety issues most of my life and was never treated for it. It's common for people with ADHD also to have issues with anxiety and depression. I mean, who wouldn't be … Continue reading The ADDled Brain and Anxiety