I’ve fortunately never been on as many drugs or on as high of doses as this woman has, or experienced her level of side effects, but I’m also in the process of getting off of them entirely, and I related to the questions and tensions about it presented in this article.
My friend Owen writes great blogs that always make me think in different ways, and I found this post about optimization very relevant as I finish up the Kondoing process. Plus, there’s fun graphs!
I’ve been incorporating mindfulness into my mental health treatment, and it’s been very helpful, but this article absolutely nails it when it comes to explaining my concerns about it and how I’ve seen it abused when it comes to dealing with injustice: “As long as mindfulness is focused on the individual and not on our social situation, it will not help us change the conditions that are making us unhappy, namely a hyper-competitive, ultra-individualistic culture that separates and alienates us. “
This is nice overview of one of my very favorite shows, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, which is airing its final episode tonight (sob). Check it out on Netflix if you haven’t seen it yet (and actually, I think the show is better when it’s binge-watched, or at least when you don’t have a week between episodes, so win for you!).