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Archives for March, 2010

Depression

Stress, Grief, and Broken Hearts with Dr. John M. Kennedy, Part 2







Part 2: We had just started to discuss the brain-heart connection in Part 1 of our interview with Dr. John M. Kennedy. We continue here:



DJK: We all need to understand the brain-heart connection and work with it. The heart and brain are in constant communication. We are learning that the heart has its own mini-brain. It sends impulses and signals to the brain, as...
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Depression

Stress, Grief, and Broken Hearts: An Interview with Cardiologist John M. Kennedy, MD



 

This introduction to Part 1 of our interview with cardiologist, John Kennedy, , is a bit longer than usual because of our passionate feelings about this subject. To skip our comments and go right to the expert, Dr. Kennedy, scroll to the bold sentence beginning: We spoke with Dr. Kennedy on the phone ...

The heart is like no other organ of the...
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General

From Magic to Mayhem and Beyond with Steven Diamond: Part 2



Today we continue our interview with former magician Steven Diamond. (Part 1 of our interview is available here.) We begin where we left off -- with Steven telling us how his life changed after he collapsed while on tour with “The Osmond Brothers”:


I remember waking up a week later in my Las Vegas apartment feeling very different. It was as if I had...
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General

From Magic to Mayhem and Beyond with Steven Diamond: Part 1



Today’s blog post contains Part 1 of a very dramatic interview with Steven Diamond, magician, entertainer, speaker, and author who graciously shared his life story with us.
Richard Zwolinski (RZ): Hi, Steven. Can you start by telling us a bit about your background?

Steven Diamond (SD): I was born on October 1, 1968 into a very dysfunctional American family in Portsmouth Virginia, though I didn’t know it at the time....
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Depression

Positive Thinking Vs. Victim Identity



Rarely do opposing viewpoints divide people so dramatically, or influence people’s lives in so many areas than the two main opposing outlooks on the subject of victimhood. The question of one’s status as victim—specifically as it pertains to emotional problems and psychotherapy—is something we write about in Therapy Revolution. On the one hand some people might need to affirm that they were at one point innocent...
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