Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Other Big Picture

I’m still thinking about The Big Picture. When I wrote this post last week, it stirred up memories of the last time my husband and I had reason to use those words. It was when we were deciding whether to … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

When my son Dan’s obsessive compulsive disorder was severe, many of the manifestations of his illness were obvious and serious. When you’re in college, it’s pretty tough to hide not being able to put a morsel of food in your … Continue reading

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Freedom from OCD

When he was dealing with severe obsessive compulsive disorder, my son Dan spent nine weeks in a residential treatment program. During this time, he kept saying that he “wanted his freedom back.” I wasn’t sure if he was talking about … Continue reading

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Stories of Our Lives

I recently watched this hour-long video posted by John Folk-Williams, who writes the Storied Mind blog. The speaker is Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom and My Grandfather’s Blessings. Dr. Remen has cared for patients with cancer, … Continue reading

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